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Old 01-03-2007, 11:56 PM   #1
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My LFS has been using some type of super glue to attach small frags. Does anyone know anything about this? Im a little scared to try on my own.......
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Regular Krazy Glue Super Glue Gel works fine for me.
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Thanks, it just seems like it is to easy!
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I agree use the super glue gel.
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Old 01-04-2007, 01:54 AM   #5
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i'm gonna try that, i bought some marineland epoxy stuff and it sucks for attaching frags. everything has to be bone dry, thats kinda hard with one side being the coral and all. plus it's pretty ugly. whats the process for the super glue?
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I just dab the side of the frag and the rock with a papertowel to dry the spot where the superglue gel is gonna go.
Place a drop of superglue gel on the frag and lightly hold it in place on the rock for 10 seconds.
So long as it sticks you can place it right back in the water and it will hold just fine.
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I do the same a loyalrogue. Dab it dry, add a drop of gel, attach frag. I have this space atop the powerhead, in the tank, where I sit the frag for a little while so it can set in a non-turbulent area. I doubt it really matters, but it has worked so far for me.
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is it ok to expose most frags to the open air? that is the part that has bothered me the most. i tried to keep the majority of the coral under water and just work with the skeleton, but they are slimy and hard to hold when they are soo small. needless to say my poor meat coral took a few trips to the bottom while i was trying to figure out the best way to attach it. i want to avoid that kind of stress, unless it doesnt matter.
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A minute or so out of water won't hurt them at all. If you ever go to a frag workshop, the pros usually leave the corals out for quite a while while they go about mauling them.

Don't worry about exposing them to air, they'll be just fine.
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well, that will make life ALLOT easier. thanks a bunch.
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