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Old 11-19-2012, 06:00 PM   #1
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Torch head w/ stem

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First coral. Friend gave me this one piece. If I place in tank wedged between coral will it attach itself or do I need to use glue?
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:11 PM   #2
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I would be sure he can get really good flow. If you need to glue him down to get him into the open, that is what I would suggest.
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:17 PM   #3
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I would be sure he can get really good flow. If you need to glue him down to get him into the open, that is what I would suggest.
Ok I could move him out a little more into open. He is wedged into the little piece live rock. Would he attach himself to sand bed?

My 1st coral so ANY advice would be awesome.
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No, I don't think he will attach to the sand. While it might be a okay temporary location, It needs to be a stable attach point or it won't allow itself to fully deploy. Remember it gets blown around a lot, so it needs a good anchor. These guys can be attached using epoxy putty that can bought at the hardware store, just look for "safe for potable water sources."
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:29 PM   #5
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No, I don't think he will attach to the sand. While it might be a okay temporary location, It needs to be a stable attach point or it won't allow itself to fully deploy. Remember it gets blown around a lot, so it needs a good anchor. These guys can be attached using epoxy putty that can bought at the hardware store, just look for "safe for potable water sources."
Ok I will go to fish store and pick up coral glue. Can u guide me how to attach?, should I take coral and live rock out of water and just glue together?
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Ok I will go to fish store and pick up coral glue. Can u guide me how to attach?, should I take coral and live rock out of water and just glue together?
Yes, it is about that simple. Find a good place on the rock where the stem can be wedged, pat everything as dry as you can easily get it and let the glue firmly anchor it.
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Yes, it is about that simple. Find a good place on the rock where the stem can be wedged a bit and let the glue firmly anchor it.
Ty for the help
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Don't get any glue on the torches tissues.
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Ok so I bought the original super glue and glued the coral to a small live rock then placed the rock on a big piece. Does it look ok here and does anybody have advice on this glue?

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Ok so I bought the original super glue and glued the coral to a small live rock then placed the rock on a big piece. Does it look ok here and does anybody have advice on this glue?

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I think the gelled super glue is better, but looks like you're all set for now.
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