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Old 01-28-2007, 10:15 PM   #1
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using super glue for fragging- plz advise

Hey I just picked up a $1 pack of super glue to use to attach some pieces star polyps to some rocks.

1. What kind of super glue can you use? I noticed in some posts people say super glue "gel." I got super glue "liquid." Should I not use what I have?

1. Can you use this on button polyps?

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You can try it. IME the gel does work better. The liquid seems to just run all over the place and not provide a very good substance to stick with. But you can give it a try, it's not going to harm the coral.
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The gel works much better! HTH!
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The liquid super glue is designed for smooth surface to smooth surface bonding with no air gaps between them.

The super glue gel is made for filling small gaps between two surfaces that don't meet perfectly... like live rock and your coral.

Yes, you can use super glue gel on button polyps.
I've successfully used it on single zoas, and even on sliced mushroom fragments (after much wiping away of slime with paper towels).
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....just mounted a few loose zoos with the gel about 2 weeks ago and everything looks fine!
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I just glued some today. Liquid can work, but gel is best. Recomend doing the gluing in a small container. As soon as the glue hits the water it turns to a gel and sets very fast.

Polyps and LPS are tough. If they are attached to a piece of rock or gravel it is best to glue that to the larger rock. Otherwise they tend to slime the glue off.

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Ok. Thanks for the input. I'll get some gel next time I'm in Walmart.

I didn't know you could use super glue on mushroom..... I've cut a lot and just let them attach in a cup in low flow. I might try that.
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I recently tried to attach some finger leather frags by thread and it did not turn out too good. I should have used the super glue gel.
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Hey guys-

I have a small candy-cane coral that has two stalks of some type of xenia (I think pom-pom) attached to heads in the middle of the candy-cane. Can I just pull the xenia off and then use the super glue gel to attach it to a rock?

I've had the candy-cane/xenia combo for 9 months and the xenia is finally starting to overgrow the candy-cane so I want to separate the two, even though it is pretty.
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You can pull it or you can take the a knife and cut it off, leaving part of the skeleton it is attached too. Might be a little cleaner that way and the skeleton really will carve away easily if your knife is sharp enough.
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