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Old 02-14-2010, 12:22 PM   #1
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Will super glue work on corals

Yesterday, I went to my LFS to look around. I have some coral that I'm trying to grow so I can sell it or trade it in for credit. I'm trying to attach the coral (a branch of staghorn I think) to a rock. The puddy glue hasn't seemed to work all that well and I asked about a liguid glue. The lady at the LFS said to use the super glue or crazy glue gel that I can get at any store and it wouldn't hurt anything. Is this true? Can I really use superglue to attach coral to rock without it hurting anything or throwing the water chemistry off?

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Yes, use krazy glue over super glue, but the "Gel" variety works best.
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I've been using the super glue gel from the Dollar stores for a few years. 2 tubes for $1.
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I too use super glue gel. Great stuff.
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Old 02-14-2010, 06:39 PM   #5
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Okay. I think I'll give it a shot then. I was concerned about putting something like that in the tank if it would mess things up of not. Thanks for the feedback.

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Old 02-17-2010, 02:45 PM   #6
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ive been trying Krazy glue gel and i cant seem to get it to stick to the rock. i even tried applying the glue under water so as soon as the glue touched the frag i would set it in the rock, no luck. i guess ill try a different type of superglue
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That's because as soon as the glue touches water it hardens.. lol.
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Really? Dang... I must have some super-cool super-glue then 'cause mine doesn't.

thetonyage: Don't expect to use it like you'd normally use super glue (super thin layer) - you have to use a lot. I've found that if you make a little pile of it (even underwater) then put the frag in the pile and hold it there for a couple minutes, it usually holds pretty well. It's not the easiest thing to work with underwater, but if you get some of the cheap gel stuff like ccCapt mentioned, you can do a little practicing in a bucket of water.
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I agree with Kurt, use a little more then you would normally use and as he said it a go.
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When i was using the loc-tite super glue gel to glue my frags to the rock it wouldn't work because as soon as the glue touched the water it hardened.. Maybe it was because i wasn't using alot.. i dont really know but all i can say is that it DID harden under water. So excuse me for being wrong in your terms lol.
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