Replacing suction cups with magnets?

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by jepoy, Aug 10, 2017.

  1. jepoy

    jepoy Supporting Member

    So i have an older powerhead that just won't stick to the tank anymore. I'm looking to replace the old suction cups with magnets to fix this problem. I've read somewhere (may have been in this forum) that DIY'ing an epoxy coated neodymium magnet to replace the suction cup works great, but i was wondering if anyone knows of a product that is specifically for replacing them old suction cups with magnets? I don't mind DIY'ing a magnet unto my powerhead but if there's a plug and play replacement out there then that would be a lot better :)
     
  2. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

  3. jepoy

    jepoy Supporting Member

  4. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    Marine epoxy.


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  5. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    Mixing e6000 w super glue works pretty good for lots of things. Get some quick bonding and then higher strength bond forms over 24 hr or so.
     
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  6. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    Also, the aquatop powerheads are cheap and work pretty well.
     
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  7. xcaret

    xcaret Supporting Member

    As Mike states, the E6000 is an excellent adhesive. Bonding plexiglass to glass for sump? That does the trick, Need a brick and steel as a solid piece? E6000
    There is UV stable E6000 plus available in different colors.
    @jepoy , what kind of power heads?
     
  8. jepoy

    jepoy Supporting Member

    This got me looking thru amazon for a new power head, there are actually a bunch that only cost a couple of dollars more than the magnets. I think I'll just buy a new one with a magnet already included lol. Thanks for the wisdom!


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  9. jepoy

    jepoy Supporting Member

    To be honest I haven't bothered to check its make and model. It's ancient and came with the tank when I inherited it from my sister who used to reef years ago. I think I'm better off investing in new ones and using the old one for salt mixing.


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