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Old 02-26-2013, 03:27 PM   #31
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Luck you lol. I wish I got lucky
Lol just a heads up. Mostly all corals "slime up". You just gotta be quick with putting them in place. Put glue on plug/rock then real quick, put frag on
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kenya and xienia both tend to oozz so its hard to glue best to either tie it on a piece of rubble or like fish fry said panty hose work too just never thought of that
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Old 02-26-2013, 03:33 PM   #33
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kenya and xienia both tend to oozz so its hard to glue best to either tie it on a piece of rubble or like fish fry said panty hose work too just never thought of that
I've only ever done it once and just that one time only and had no problem so like I said, guess I got lucky lol was just like gluing a piece of Sps lol
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not saying can't be done its just never 100% it's going to stay
I did it that way once with no success so I just like the string method seems to work for me better now on other corals glue all the way
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Old 02-26-2013, 04:20 PM   #35
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I'm just speaking from my experience. And I have plenty, I have fragged mushrooms, xenia, zoas, kenya tree all kinds of softies. I have had luck getting the corals to stick with glue but it never holds long term for me. I put my frags in the tank and the flow eventually pulls them loose and they wind up behind the rocks never to be seen again. The panty hose works well on mushrooms because it forces them to attach naturally. Anything like kenya tree or xenia I tie with thread, I keep some clean oyster shells in my tank just for this purpose, they make great frag plugs.
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I like the shell idea. I don't like plus because I don't have a lot of places to stick them I made a frag rack out of eggcrate for my new 9 frags I'm buying tomorrow. Some I already have but for $50 not gonna turn them down

Polythoas
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Sounds like an awesome deal! And yes the oyster shell is great. I actually pick them up from a local park where they put them down for a driveway. I take them home and boil them in a pot of water on the stove to make sure they are nice and clean,.then rinse them in ro/di water a few times and drop them in my tank to let them become alive. You can break them with a hammer to get wherever size and shape pieces you need.
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Sounds like an awesome deal! And yes the oyster shell is great. I actually pick them up from a local park where they put them down for a driveway. I take them home and boil them in a pot of water on the stove to make sure they are nice and clean,.then rinse them in ro/di water a few times and drop them in my tank to let them become alive. You can break them with a hammer to get wherever size and shape pieces you need.
Yeah he's trying to get me to buy a bambam polyp for $15 more I'm gonna look for shells. Could I use freshwater mussel shells. I can pick up tons at river
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Sounds like an awesome deal! And yes the oyster shell is great. I actually pick them up from a local park where they put them down for a driveway. I take them home and boil them in a pot of water on the stove to make sure they are nice and clean,.then rinse them in ro/di water a few times and drop them in my tank to let them become alive. You can break them with a hammer to get wherever size and shape pieces you need.
my wife found me a bunch of scallop shells at the dollar store that I plan on using for adding frags there just too nice to smash though thinking of making a zoa garden with them who knows what else
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Yeah you can use any type of shell just make sure they are clean before using them. Those scallop shells are going to look nice full of frags. About the bam bam zoas I think the "designer zoas" are way overpriced. $15 for one polyp is crazy, if it was a 5 plus head frag yeah but one single polyp I dont see it. Have you ever checked out reefs2go.com? They have an email service you can sign up for and they send you alerts about sales they are having so often. I ordered 5 different zoa frags from them about a month ago and they were all 5 plus heads I paid 30 dollars shipping included.
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