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Old 10-15-2016, 04:11 PM   #1
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Leather coral detached

Greetings all,
I recently purchased my very first coral, a leather coral, and I noticed that the ruble rock it was attached to was becoming loose. Today in the morning the leather coral looked a little limp from the stem and it also detached from the rock. Is this normal or should I be worried? Is there anything that can be done to help it attach it's base to the rock surface? I did the drip acclimation method for about 1 hour and 20 minutes. Thanks in advance for any advice.
By the way, here are my parameters:
pH: 8.1
Ammonia: 0
Nitrite: 0
Nitrate: 10 ppm at the most
Specific Gravity: 1.023-1.024
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Sorry, for some reason the pictures came out rotated to the left.
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You can glue the down or even rubber band to a rock until it can attach itself.
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What kind of glue?
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Gel super glue. You want to make sure it is 100% cyanoacrylate. Loctite is what I end up using personally.
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Gel super glue. You want to make sure it is 100% cyanoacrylate. Loctite is what I end up using personally.
Thanks, I'll try the loctite. By the way Sniperhank, I have read a few posts of yours and noticed you mentioned that you have a 55 gallon reef. Do you have any pictures of your tank? I want to do a reef tank on my 55 gallon and I would love to see your set up. This is what my progress is so far. Thanks again.
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you can just place the leather between two rocks it will attach in a few days
so far your tank looks great , take your time a reef isn't built in a day

this can show you what you can achieve



than I added this one



than I combined both tanks to my my current tank





it takes time and lots of dedication and patients as things grow out ,
ask lots of questions and you'll get there, this tank is coming up on three years now.

like everything I started small than grew as all the coral and fish grew and all coral and fish moved with it . lots of work no doubt but the reward priceless
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54seaweed, thank you for your advice, pictures (you have a paradise of a tank), and your words of encouragement. I've learned that patience is key. I didn't know any better when I started and I followed poor advice. I bought fish without quarantining them and all but one died. The little guy, pajama cardinal, pulled through and he's eating very well. I just think he's lonely. I'm holding off on buying more fish until I set up my quarantine tank.
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