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Old 03-02-2007, 06:18 PM   #1
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Using underwater epoxy

I hope this hasn't been discussed too much already but I did a search and haven't seen anything quite this specific. I have some zoas on small rocks and I would like to secure them higher up in the tank because every time I place them, my hermits and/or snails keep knocking them down. My goal is to have some of the zoas spread to the larger rocks. So I think I want to use some epoxy that you can work with underwater. I would also like to be able to break off the small rock that the zoas are on so I can make frags once they spread to the larger rocks. Would this work? Would I be able to use a little bit of epoxy to secure the rocks and then be able to break them off later on down the road? Or would the epoxy hold so tight that it would require drills and such to separate the small rock from the large one? Thanks for the help!
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Old 03-02-2007, 06:35 PM   #2
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Under water epoxy breaks apart pretty easily. Separating two rocks in the future will not be an issue.
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Old 03-02-2007, 06:40 PM   #3
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Cool...done...Thanks!
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Old 03-02-2007, 08:21 PM   #4
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is there any epoxy out there that you do not have to take the rock out of the water to use? I have a frag that is in a hole on one of my rocks that is at the bottom. I really do not want to take the rock out and am looking for something I can use.

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Epoxy will work. Just let it harden for a couple minutes before you place it in the water.
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do you mean let it harden on the rock or on the coral? Like I said I am looking for something that I can apply to the rock while still in the water. I do not want to disrupt what I have in my tank.
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Mix the epoxy to "activate" it, then let it sit for a minute or two out in the air. That will allow it to set up alittle, that makes it easier to work with. Then go ahead and use it underwater. IME placing the epoxy on the rock you want to attach the frag to first, then applying the frag works best.
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And don't expect the epoxy to work like glue. Think of it as clay.

And if you find one that works like glue... let me know!
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I actually ordered this HoldFast Epoxy Stick and is on the delivery vehicle, to my house, as I type.
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I actually ordered this HoldFast Epoxy Stick and is on the delivery vehicle, to my house, as I type.
Wow, how about letting me know if it works....my hermit crab is a moving crew just by himself (heck, if it really works I have some children I'd like to try it on).
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