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Old 10-11-2012, 06:02 PM   #1
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Coral placement

Hi all, when placing corals in your lovely aquariums to you tend to glue or epoxy them in place or just try settle them on a rock? Which is best?
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I try to just place them.
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Old 10-11-2012, 06:07 PM   #3
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I'm the extreme. I map out what I want and where i wanna place them then I epoxy them in place so I don't have to worry about snails, hermits etc knocking then over.

Nothing more annoying then coming home to nice corals sitting in the sand.
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Old 10-11-2012, 06:17 PM   #4
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I'm the extreme. I map out what I want and where i wanna place them then I epoxy them in place so I don't have to worry about snails, hermits etc knocking then over.

Nothing more annoying then coming home to nice corals sitting in the sand.
That happened to me. A colony of zoas has just fallen off my rocks and also happened with some green stars last week but those two seemed tricky to stick down so I didn't try but I have done so with xenias and various others. I'm just trying to place corals around my tank without keep messing with my rock work so it's fairly difficult keeping things in place or making do with the crevices or spaces in the rocks to place them
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Old 10-11-2012, 06:49 PM   #5
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That happened to me. A colony of zoas has just fallen off my rocks and also happened with some green stars last week but those two seemed tricky to stick down so I didn't try but I have done so with xenias and various others. I'm just trying to place corals around my tank without keep messing with my rock work so it's fairly difficult keeping things in place or making do with the crevices or spaces in the rocks to place them
I use superglue gel works good cures underwater
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I use superglue gel works good cures underwater
Yeah me to on certain corals but I haven't stuck them all down in case they were unhappy once i had done so
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Old 10-11-2012, 07:23 PM   #7
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I do what I saw a aquarist called Sanjay do. I take some larger rocks and drill holes in them. Then my frag plugs can be easily inserted, rotated or moved if things don't pan out. The coral eventually over grows and hides the whole plug.
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Old 10-11-2012, 07:31 PM   #8
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I do what I saw a aquarist called Sanjay do. I take some larger rocks and drill holes in them. Then my frag plugs can be easily inserted, rotated or moved if things don't pan out. The coral eventually over grows and hides the whole plug.
Sounds like a good idea too
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It just seems that every time I glued something down, I ended up having to move it.
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It just seems that every time I glued something down, I ended up having to move it.
+1 Every time I get a few new corals, I find myself wanting to rearrange, so nothing is permanently placed yet. Yes, my astreas are little bulldozers, and I'm usually righting a coral or two every few days, but until I'm happily stocked and I know the corals are all in their "happy place" I'll deal with it.....
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