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Old 02-27-2013, 09:38 PM   #1
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Help with Coral

I've been reading on different forums bout glueing corals to rock,what type of glue is used and how do i do it
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What kind of coral are you talking about? Some you can use Crazy Glue Gel on, but others you can't.
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Look for the ones with cyanoacrylate in it. Reef safe and same as what's in coral glue. Gels the best good thickness to work with.
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What kind of coral are you talking about? Some you can use Crazy Glue Gel on, but others you can't.
Soft corals, like leathers & mushrooms, will not glue.... they tend to produce a protective slime which prevents the glue from sticking. "Softies" usually either need to be tied to a rock until they take hold on their own, or placed in a small tupperware bowl with some rubble rock for them to attach to, and cover it with mesh to prevent them from blowing out of the bowl. Once they attach to a small piece of rubble, that can then be glued where you want it to go.
For corals like branching LPS or SPS, you can use either cyanoacrylate gel (gel super glue) or an aquarium safe 2-part epoxy..... I use both.
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