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Adhesive, Lubricants and Teflon Tape

Teflon tape, also known as plumber’s tape or pipe tape, is used on threaded pvc fittings (MPT, FPT) to secure the seal between the pvc parts. If your aquarium manifold or return line setup uses threaded fittings, you will want some Teflon tape.

Aquarium silicone is used to fasten aquarium glass together. Be sure to use aquarium safe silicone, as many home improvement stores sell silicone with dangerous antimicrobial additives.

Silicone lubricant is an o-ring lubricant that prolongs the live of o-rings and helps secure the water seal on many an aquarium filter.