Help with gluing frags and coral

Discussion in 'Frags' started by NittyGritty, Feb 3, 2012.

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  1. NittyGritty

    NittyGritty Millepora

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    So, I have tried super glue gel, coral poxy clay and now fragging glue and nothing really works for me. I apply glue, attach coral to live rock inside tank and hold for a minute or two then it falls to the sand bed. Is there something better or a technique to gluing corals and frags underwater in a fast efficient way?:angry:

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  3. coylee_17

    coylee_17 Fire Goby

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    What are you trying to glue? (You can't glue soft corals)
     
  4. mikejrice

    mikejrice 3reef Affiliate

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    You've tried them both, but have you tried them both together?

    That's what I've found works best. Make up some epoxy, apply glue to one side on it, stick it to your rock, apply glue to the bottom of your frag, now stick it in to the epoxy.

    Never fails me.
     
  5. needmorecowbell

    needmorecowbell Torch Coral

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    I've recently learned that and it helps soo much. It's really easy that way but makes my skimmer go crazy.
     
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    NittyGritty Millepora

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    i am trying to glue rock to rock. corals are on little piece of rock already...
     
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    needmorecowbell Torch Coral

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    I think epoxy would be the easiest then, just use a bigger amount.
     
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  9. NanaReefer

    NanaReefer Fu Manchu Lion Fish

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    EPO-PUTTY! Best 2 part epoxy I've ever used. Also the easiest. Www.Jimsreef.com $8+shipping :)
     
  10. arrivalanche

    arrivalanche Bristle Worm

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    ive found that the glue gets a skin on it when it hits the water. once it hits the rock i rub it around on it to break the skin and rub it on the rock. works pretty well.
     
  11. gsxr1000rider

    gsxr1000rider Fire Shrimp

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    Ecotech Coral Glue! eBay 295ml for $60. Only glue I found to work!! I've used it to glue rocks down,
    Corals and frag plugs, hasn't failed me yet!! Well worth the $$$$$ IMO
     
  12. tinctorus

    tinctorus Feather Duster

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    All you need to do is put a drop of glue on the plug and a drop on the coral and GENTLY twist the two pieces together under water and you will feel the glue harden up and then you are all set