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Old 12-28-2012, 12:52 PM   #1
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How to attach corals to rock

Hi. Today I just got some new corals in the mail. Usually to attach them I would just epoxy the little rock there on to my live rock. The only problem is, is that one of the mushrooms i ordered has come of his little rock. Also the birdsnest I ordered his attached directly to its plug. Can I just epoxy the coral straight down? And what should I do for the mushroom?
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Old 12-28-2012, 12:56 PM   #2
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Epoxy, coral glue or Krazy glue gel all work pretty well. I've used all and my choice for the past few months has been coral epoxy.
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Old 12-28-2012, 01:28 PM   #3
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For the mushroom thread a needle with fishing line. Then just pierce the mushroom, run the string thru it and the tie it to a rock. After a week or two cut the string and pull it out like a stitch and your good to go.
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Old 12-28-2012, 02:24 PM   #4
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For the mush room thread a needle with fishing line. Then just pierce the mushroom, run the string thru it and the tie it to a rock. After a week or two cut the string and pull it out like a stitch and your good to go.
^this.

Another option is to rubberband it down but can be easier to just do the fishing line. Usually in a week they are attached enough to move the line or rubberband.
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I don't have any fishing line so all I've done at the moment is a took a small rock and a small rubber band and wraped the rubber band around the mushroom and rock to hold it in place. Can I just keep it like that?
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O ok we'll that's what I've done
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Old 12-28-2012, 11:45 PM   #7
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O ok we'll that's what I've done
Superglue gel for me but im mostly sps i dont imagine this would work for softies
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Hi. Today I just got some new corals in the mail. Usually to attach them I would just epoxy the little rock there on to my live rock. The only problem is, is that one of the mushrooms i ordered has come of his little rock. Also the birdsnest I ordered his attached directly to its plug. Can I just epoxy the coral straight down? And what should I do for the mushroom?
For the birdsnest, if the plug is a rock/concrete substance, you can crazy glue or epoxy the plug to your larger rockscape.

Personally, I would just snip the birdsnest near the base close to the plug and just super glue it to your rock.
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