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Old 08-08-2010, 12:26 AM   #1
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Exclamation mounting frags

I am having the hardest time mounting frags with putty...any ideas or tips would help
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I am having the hardest time mounting frags with putty...any ideas or tips would help
Super glue gel works well once you get the hang of it.

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Most corals that "slime" should be mounted with super glue gel since it sets up fast. "Putty" is good to mount hard corals frags to mounting plugs.
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Most corals that "slime" should be mounted with super glue gel since it sets up fast. "Putty" is good to mount hard corals frags to mounting plugs.
Should of used the super glue I think do not like the putty too much. I can see it will take practice. How does the glue work?
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I use super glue gel also. Works better IMO.
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Are you talking about the superglue from the hardware store? Because the aquarium putty I used was a challenge. I figured I neededto turn off my power head until it set that seemed to help.
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What type of coral are you trying to mount?
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TC-2, yeah it is the Super glue "gel" from the hardware store. As far as how much...When you think you have enough, just think then add a little more. You need enough so the glue sticks to the plug and the coral so a little more then you would for two dry pieces. Go to you tube and watch a few videos and you will learn faster that way.
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TC-2, yeah it is the Super glue "gel" from the hardware store. As far as how much...When you think you have enough, just think then add a little more. You need enough so the glue sticks to the plug and the coral so a little more then you would for two dry pieces. Go to you tube and watch a few videos and you will learn faster that way.
I assume you can glue pegs in the tank with super glue from the harware store??? I bought frags yesterday, played way to much with the putty...should of drilled more holes in my LR...but didn't...the putty looks tacky in the tank...
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Also, ricordeas are a pain to work with. They just slip right out from the super glue. Youll have to use rubber bands or netting to get them to stick to a rock on their own.

Zoanthids seem to stick just fine with the gel. You need to gently push down on the coral for 10seconds or so to get the gel to set. The putty can be very dangerous when used on raw flesh. It gets HOT!

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