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Old 06-22-2012, 10:50 PM   #1
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How to keep corals attached to rocks?

I recently purchased a couple GSP frags at my lfs and they stayed on the rocks for a couple days but now they won't stay on... Ive heard of buying a reef safe glue that sticks them to the rocks does that work well? And what about a rubber band? I don't have any of that glue right now so would a rubberband work?
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Old 06-22-2012, 11:19 PM   #2
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Superglue gel works. I personally do not like using rubber bands. If you don't have glue just try to wedge it in the rock work.
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Old 06-22-2012, 11:25 PM   #3
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I like super glue for stony frags. Epoxy can also work but it's a more permanent bond. Rubber bands work well for softie corals. If it's GSP with the mat type, I'd just stick a part of it in a rock crevice and let the coral attach on it's own.
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I've tried wedging and since their are GSPs I know they will stretch so I have a certain rock chosen out for them but they keep falling off
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Old 06-22-2012, 11:46 PM   #5
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Best bet is rubberband then. Unless you can find a way to softly wedge it somewhere in a low flow area.

Rubberbands degrade over time and become toxic so no more than 2 weeks or so is what i do.
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