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Old 10-23-2004, 01:40 PM   #1
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Well, my xenia colony thats looking better, which is mounted to a shell, the shell looked like it was going to fall off the shelf so I moved it back up, and the xenia fell off, so I got a bowl of water, put the shell and xenia in it to super glue the xenia, and I accidently got some super glue on its polyps! What should I do?? Will It Be Ok?!?!?!? Im really worried!
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Old 10-23-2004, 03:59 PM   #2
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Just snip off the polyps that are affected. It will not hurt the Xenia and will grow back as long as your water specs are optimum.

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Old 10-23-2004, 09:20 PM   #3
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What will happen if I leave the polyps there? Will it affect the xenia, the xenia is fairly small, about 1/2in big.
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Old 10-24-2004, 04:00 PM   #4
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The only forseable danger would be if the coral necrosed which is possible but may simpley just drop the pieces affected by the glue. Most likely nothing will happen to damage the overall health of the coral but it's always better to be safe.

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Old 10-24-2004, 04:44 PM   #5
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Well this morning when I woke up I didnt find the glue on the polyps
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Old 10-24-2004, 04:47 PM   #6
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Then I wouldn't worry.

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Old 10-24-2004, 11:47 PM   #7
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Aww ok Mojo reef told me to use bridal vail to attach the xenia. It is slowly impoving its health, and pumping alittle at a time.
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Old 10-25-2004, 11:15 AM   #8
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I would agree with Mojo. Personally I have never found adhesives to work well with soft corals anyway and prefer to allow their natural abilities to attach themselves. In future you could also try getting a HOB breader box and drill a bunch of extra holes for water flow. Fill the bottom with small rubble rock pieces and let nature take it's course. You then have a small rock with the soft coral that can be glued anywhere quite easily.

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I rubber band xenia to new rocks. Not too tightly though, since the rubber band can virtually cut the xenia. After about 10 days, the xenia is firmly attached to the new rock and I remove the rubber band.

Then I run happily to the LFS to get a whopping $8 for each frag!
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I rubber band xenia to new rocks. Not too tightly though, since the rubber band can virtually cut the xenia. After about 10 days, the xenia is firmly attached to the new rock and I remove the rubber band.
Id rather get a HOB breeder box and have them attach naturally, because I wouldnt want to hurt them by splitting them in half with a rubber band.
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