How do I secure soft coral frags?

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  1. Crabby Jim

    Crabby Jim Sea Dragon

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    Hey everyone my question is how can I place soft coral frags in my tank and keep them where I want them. I am getting some GSP frags and some other random frags from a friends tank ( he is helping me out since I lost a lot of stuff when I had the power failure) anyway if I wanted to put some Gsp on my overflow how would I do that. How would I secure a finger leather frag? or a mushroom?
     
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  3. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Use super glue gel on the underside of your gsp to secure them to rock or plastic/glass. Use a rubberband or toothpick on leathers and mushrooms. If you're going to use a toothpick, poke the toothpick through the coral then use superglue to secure the toothpick to a piece of rock. The coral will eventually grow onto the rock. Or you can set a plastic container in a low flow area of the tank and put some rock rubble in it. Place your leather, mushroom or other soft coral frags into the container and wait for the frags to attach to a piece of rock.
     
  4. GuitarMan89

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    if the frags are already on a piece of rock or plug, and if you can remove the rock or whatever you want to put it on, you can buy some epoxy that is meant for underwater bonding, just roll it around and apply, it can hold almost anything
     
  5. geekdafied

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    +1 on super glue gel
     
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