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Old 06-28-2005, 05:49 PM   #1
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securing corals

Well, i thought it might happened, people told me it might happen, guess what, it happened. My urchins keep on knocking over my star polyps. Whats the best way to secure? I heard crazy glue. Is this process correct?
1- remove corals and rock, pat dry rock, and back of coral,
2- apply some glue to rock and coral and glue together.
3- allow glue to dry for 1 minute

is that it? How long can they be out of water?

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Crazy glue gel is what I use. It can be used inside or outside the water.
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There is also this type of epoxy putty that is designed to be used in aquarium. Just mold it, stick it on the bottom of the plug then onto its main rock.
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can this crazy glue gel be purchased at walmart or similar store? I saw that epoxy you were talking about as well, but the fish store that had it was 45 minutes away, and dont feel like going that far to get it. Thanks to both of you.
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I buy mine at Walmart. It's in a black tube.
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The epoxy works well for big heavy corals, but for the lighter ones, I use Gel Super Glue.
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Crazy glue gel needs to say cyanoacrylate as an ingredient. I have bought it just about every where super glue is sold. For rock to rock glueing the putty works well and can be broken off if you ever decide to move the rock

Super glue gel for coral to rock glueing. Shrooms and leathers don't glue well though.
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Shrooms work best with bridal veil around the rock and frag.

I use Superglue gel.
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Anyone tried this?
http://www.plumbingpages.com/newprod...ewProductID=75
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i would say no....if u have to mix 2 to make it that there is a chemical reaction which could be very very bad for critters in the tank
i wouldnt risk it
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