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Old 03-30-2007, 03:43 PM   #11
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Epoxying it to the piece of LR will prevent it from being jostled or knocked over. IME/IMO corals really do best when they are secure. It really does make a difference w/ time. Also if it gets knocked tissue side down in the sand, the tissue could start to necrose in only a few hours if not noticed. FWIW Kurt I've have good results w/ epoxy by using a generous amount, and placing it on the piece of rock first, then squishing, twisting the frag into the epoxy. Holding it stable for 10-20 seconds, or more if necessary, helps as well. I also let the epoxy set up for a minute or two after mixing, before using it in water.
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Old 03-30-2007, 11:28 PM   #12
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Here's the top view picture...




I'll have to ponder on ways to possibly secure this guy. When I did my aquascaping, I did have fairly good luck doing what you mentioned MT79. But these two pieces are really smooth on both sides - no nooks and crannies to squish into the epoxy.
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Old 03-31-2007, 12:33 AM   #13
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That's why I don't have hermits-look at that evil crab just trying to knock it off right in front of you lol! j/k Good looking piece.
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Yeah... there's actually TWO there! They're not too thrilled that I took their shelf away with a coral - but they actually do leave it alone. (There was always at least one hanging out on it.) To be honest... I wouldn't be upset if one day all my crabs disappeared. I'd do that purchase over again if I could. However, since I have zero nitrates I'm not going to change a thing at this point!
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Just thought I'd update this thread in case others have the same question and wonder about "the ending" to the story! The coral is bridging the gap just fine. Here a picture from last week:



If you look at the "hole" in the rock just about the clownfish in my previous picture of March 30th, and compare it to the hole in the latest picture, you can get an idea of how much its grown. I'm really impressed with how fast it's growing, and it's actually encrusting the base rock in about 4 separate places now. I'd guess that in 6 months, there won't be any gap left between the base rock and the coral.
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Old 08-30-2007, 05:20 PM   #16
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Thought I'd update again.




DEFINITELY bridging that gap! And then some.
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(I'll get a top view picture of it tonight when I get home.) Any thoughts out there?
That Coral is cool looking I like it. If its not too much trouble could you take a full tank shot and post it. I am curious to see how your 46g is coming along so I could get some ideas for my 46g project.
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