Attaching corals to liverock

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  1. skennelly

    skennelly Coral Banded Shrimp

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    What's the preferred method for attaching corals and the small rock piece that comes with them to your liverock structures. I have one coral that I'm afraid it might fall off the ledge I put it on.
     
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  3. Bruce

    Bruce Giant Squid

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    hmm well u can use some epoxy, the one i use is the green stuff in the tube lol i dont know name but its in all fish store...other wise u can just put it on the rock....what kind or coral is it?
     
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    Birdlady Finback Whale

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    Superglue ;D

    Altho I have not had the opportunity to do this yet, and perhaps someone could post the brand name and if it cures properly under water???
     
  5. Diver_1298

    Diver_1298 Eyelash Blennie

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    Super glue and super glue gel. My wife has glued many frags using this method. Gorgonians and corals. We have tried the cheapies and the brand names they all have worked so far.
    Jim
     
  6. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    [quote author=skennelly link=board=General;num=1108157055;start=0#0 date=02/11/05 at 16:24:15]What's the preferred method for attaching corals and the small rock piece that comes with them to your liverock structures.  I have one coral that I'm afraid it might fall off the ledge I put it on.

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    Superglue gel or epoxy for sps and lps corals and "mother nature" for softies. What kind of coral are you trying to attach?
     
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  9. Bruce

    Bruce Giant Squid

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    r u gona post some pics of the frags? :)
     
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    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    [quote author=Bruce link=board=General;num=1108157055;start=0#6 date=02/12/05 at 22:41:35]r u gona post some pics of the frags? :)[/quote]

    Probably tomorrow. :)
     
  11. Black_Raven

    Black_Raven Scooter Blennie

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    fosters and smith sells a pink epoxy for marine use. The pink is supposed to match coralline algae
     
  12. szidls

    szidls Feather Duster

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    Here is a link to a super-glue type adheasive that many reefers in our local club use. It's called ic-gel. This is the manufactures home page. Scroll down till you see the IC-gel product. It can be found in most hobby stores. This stuff works great for glueing hard coral frags. I have used it under water also. Squeeze out a nice blob on your rock and on the frag. Hold in place 30 seconds to a minute and it's done.
    http://www.bsiadhesives.com/Pages/hobby/ca.html
    Scott