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Old 03-30-2014, 09:16 PM   #1
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stupid beginner frag question

when placing frags into a tank are you suppose to just glue the disk the frag is on onto your live rock or is there a way to remove the frag from the disk and glue the frag directly on to the live rock ? For example I have some frog spawn frags that are on discs do I just wedge the bottom of the disk into a crevice in the live rock, or do I use putty and glue it in place or do I remove the disk and glue the frag itself onto the live rock
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Old 03-30-2014, 09:26 PM   #2
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You can do pretty much any of the above, just get coral glue instead of the putty
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Old 03-30-2014, 11:00 PM   #3
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I use superglue GEL to keep the discs down. Cheap, safe, and easy.
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I use superglue GEL to keep the discs down. Cheap, safe, and easy.
+1 superglue gel. Cheap and works well.

You don't need expensive glues marketed towards corals.
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Old 03-31-2014, 07:33 PM   #5
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How do you know whether the Glue is safe or not for your tank?
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Old 03-31-2014, 07:36 PM   #6
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It has to be gel with the main ingredient of cyanoacrylate
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Old 03-31-2014, 08:27 PM   #7
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Yeah. Has to be the gel.
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Old 03-31-2014, 09:24 PM   #8
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If you have a Dollar Tree in your area they sell Super Glue Gel. Two tubes for a buck. Click image for larger version

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Does it cure under water?
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Yes. When you put it on the bottom of the frag let it start to air dry for about 20 seconds then place it in the rock in the tank and hold it for 30 seconds. It will fully cure in about 48 hours.
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Will the frag be bothered if you super glue it directly Onto the rock?
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Old 04-01-2014, 12:33 AM   #12
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Depends on the type of coral reallt
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Old 04-01-2014, 01:38 AM   #13
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You can actually use the gel directly in the tank. Doesn't need air to cure. Will actually solidify in saltwater rather quickly. Glob it on and press frag on.

When gluing corals try not to get it on exposed flesh. Try for underside dead skeleton areas.

I use it for fragging and "tack welding" plugs in place on rock work.
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