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Old 05-24-2005, 09:19 PM   #1
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good glue for liverocks?

tryin to find a type of glue, that kind of has alot of it, because im going to need a bit. I bought 60 lbs of liverock and its been in the tank, alot of the pieces arent big really, alot of small pieces. I wante dto glow alot of them together, to help aqascape the tank alot better soon. What wold you do?

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Old 05-24-2005, 09:47 PM   #2
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Two part epoxy would probably be your best bet although I would be cautious not to glue to many together so as you can remove the rock later if you need to. Examples of needing to remove the rock would be moving the tank, having to remove something large thats dead behind the rocks or just having to remove a uncorporating fish or invert.
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any 2 part epoxy would be ok? im just a bit weary, dont want any chemicals or anything disolving in the water and killin my fish
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Super Glue would work also.
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Is it OK to put super glue in the tank though? Also does it work under water? I just got some frags and one wont stay where I want it so I needed to move it lower down to a more sturdy place. Also which is a good under water adhesive?
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they make special 2-part epoxy 'clay' for sticking LR together. if your LFS doesn't stock it, they can order it. this is safe to use underwater before it cures. other non-fish safe epoxy would have to cure out in the air first for 24-48 hours.

Super glue works under water...many people use it to glue coral frags down. I would think the thicker, gel super glue might work better since it wont' be washed away as easily when you submerge it. But I could be wrong, as I've never used any superglue underwater.
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Super Glue works great for frags, it's cheap and effective.

However, only use the Super Glue Gel. It's easy to buy the wrong kind. You just have to look at the packaging.
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home depot sells the two part puddy epoxy for about three or four dollars...about ten less than you would pay at the LFS. You smoosh it up to mix it together, put it into the water and you have about thirty minutes to place whatever you like into a desired location.
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have you tried that epoxy justkeepswiming ? I dont want to be the first one to experiment lol.
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Use the superglue for the frags it works wonders and is safe for your tank and corals.
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