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Old 03-11-2005, 09:52 AM   #1
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Help with frags and hermits

I need some help on a few things,

1st, how do I keep my hermits (or any of my inhabitants) from knocking down my frags.

If you look at the attached photo you will se a frag. I have to pick the frag up more than once a day, HELP…
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Old 03-11-2005, 09:53 AM   #2
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Also I have a shell the has some of this on it.. the hermits keep trying to use it as a home. What should I do..
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Old 03-11-2005, 10:09 AM   #3
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What are those?
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Livestock I added:

1 skunk cleaner. 12 hermits: red, scarlet, blue. 15 or so assorted snails. Discosomas, Ricordia, Rhodactis mushroom corals, chaetomorpha (sump), 1 feather duster, Montipora digitata, Montipora capricornis, Montipora hispids. assorted zoos, Xenia, Kenya tree coral, green Sinularia, green star polyps, branching hammer coral, bubble coral, Devil's hand leather. Yellow chromis, purple firefish.

Hitchhikers: the usual suspects :crabs, bristles, urchin, mantis shrimp (now in exile in mantis tank)

List of possible/likely newcomers:

Feather duster. PJ cardinal, Bangghai cardinal, Firefish goby, Clownfish, Neon goby, Yellow watchman goby, Orchid dottyback. Various corals.
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Old 03-11-2005, 10:11 AM   #4
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You got me, I bought 3 - 4 frags
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Old 03-11-2005, 10:20 AM   #5
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I know that some people use epoxy to cement the frags, but you have to be sure of placement before you do that. I don't know what I'll do, since I have several hermits who seem to critical of my current aquascaping.
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30 gal standard 55 lbs LR, 60 lb live sand, 10 gal sump/refugium. Urchin skimmer, mag7 pump, 3 x 96W PC combination 10,000K/actinic bulb, 2 blue LED moonlights
SG 1.024, temp 79.5, pH 8.4

Livestock I added:

1 skunk cleaner. 12 hermits: red, scarlet, blue. 15 or so assorted snails. Discosomas, Ricordia, Rhodactis mushroom corals, chaetomorpha (sump), 1 feather duster, Montipora digitata, Montipora capricornis, Montipora hispids. assorted zoos, Xenia, Kenya tree coral, green Sinularia, green star polyps, branching hammer coral, bubble coral, Devil's hand leather. Yellow chromis, purple firefish.

Hitchhikers: the usual suspects :crabs, bristles, urchin, mantis shrimp (now in exile in mantis tank)

List of possible/likely newcomers:

Feather duster. PJ cardinal, Bangghai cardinal, Firefish goby, Clownfish, Neon goby, Yellow watchman goby, Orchid dottyback. Various corals.
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Old 03-11-2005, 10:24 AM   #6
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I thought about dooing that with a smaller hunk of LR, then I could still move it?
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Plumber's putty was also recommended I don't think it gets as solid as an epoxy so I think you could break off if you needed to. Me? I just keep picking them up. I move them around once a week as it is while I try and figure out what the best spot is for everything so I'm not ready to commit with something that will make it hard to move. You could glue the frags to slightly larger rocks so that they're more stable and less likely to be knocked over. I've done that with quite a few of the smaller frags that I've gotten.
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Plumber's putty was also recommended I don't think it gets as solid as an epoxy so I think you could break off if you needed to. Me? I just keep picking them up. I move them around once a week as it is while I try and figure out what the best spot is for everything so I'm not ready to commit with something that will make it hard to move. You could glue the frags to slightly larger rocks so that they're more stable and less likely to be knocked over. I've done that with quite a few of the smaller frags that I've gotten.
what type of glue did you use?
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Gel type crazy glue is what was recommended to me. Worked great. You can buy it in bigger tubes in HD or Lowes, but I don't remember the chemical name of the stuff. The little tubes you buy of the crazy glue in the store are rediculously small.
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Old 03-11-2005, 11:31 AM   #10
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Gel super glue, you can stil pop it loose and move it later if need be or just glue it to a small piece of lr and problem solved.
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