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Old 12-18-2011, 11:44 PM   #1641
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More pics

If you remember, I posted pictures of my new stand. I had a few minor adjustments I wanted done and now I have my stand back. As you can see from the pictures, the front of the stand doesn't have a center vertical support. Well without the support there, then light would be shining through the gap in the doors, I didn't want that. Sooooooooo wahlaaaaah a removeable brace. (Top of brace has a magnetic and 2 pegs in bottom)
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Old 12-18-2011, 11:53 PM   #1642
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Corals are doing good. Couple of polyps are still closed but I expect that. As you can see, I got tired of the gloves and I was water logged after prepping them for the qt.


Is super glue even safe for the livestock, I mean we have to watch what silicone we use, I would think we would have to watch that too. I have some AquaStik epoxy putty but it calls for pressing coral's into rock for indentation and removing then reattaching again, and then using some glue, well gee wiz, I have small hands and I could barely hold onto these little guys, how the heck am I supposed to "press" them in and remove them again without damage? I mean the bottoms basically are just big enough to rest on my finger. I had to slide these into my hand in all the steps cause I had no place to "hold" onto, and I still dropped a couple. Bad enough I felt bad because I no choice but to touch their flesh in order to pick them up. :-(
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Old 12-19-2011, 12:06 AM   #1643
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Some superglue is some isnt, i cant remember the name of the chemical you want in it, but when i get home ill look it up. Its the bottle og blue loctite superglue... I think it maybe the gel
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Old 12-19-2011, 12:08 AM   #1644
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Cyanoacrylate is safe
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Old 12-19-2011, 06:22 AM   #1645
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Cyanoacrylate is safe

Thank you. I got your link too, I'll read it at breaktime today.
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Old 12-19-2011, 10:49 AM   #1646
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Stand looks awesome! I like that you can remove the front brace if you want, will make getting in and out of that area so much easier.

Some of those corals look pretty big to me, good luck with them. Get some pictures once they open up.
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Buy the "gelled" superglue. Much easier to work with.
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Old 12-19-2011, 07:44 PM   #1648
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Rics are all open, zoas all closed. They look big hahahaha, I guess that's what I get for buying the ones that are already 3-4" LOL.

Jelled....thanks
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Old 12-19-2011, 09:43 PM   #1649
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I think the stand looks great too!
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Old 12-20-2011, 09:25 PM   #1650
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Help please.

I was just looking at them with a flashlight because one of them appears to be too "swollen" instead of just "closed". There is one polyp that is not closed and when I look at it with my magnifying glass, it looks like it is looking back at me (honest to god it looks like an eye) and there are two striped, black and white "feelers" coming out of it right next to the eye. I am wondering if this is why this zoa looks "swollen", and the others are starting to "swell" also, instead of just close up. I'm kinda nervous because this is the behavior that I experienced with my orange button polyp before it just shrunk and before I knew it, it was gone. All the rics look like they are doing fantastic. Any ideas what this thing could be and if these guys are gonna be ok? Sorry so long, but I don't want to lose them too.

I tried to draw an arrow and wrote "here". It's on the right side of the first pic. The other 3 are of the other 3 zoas.

Thanks all.
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