Perky polyps my Green Stars are not.

Discussion in 'Coral Health' started by PharmrJohn, Aug 23, 2008.

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  1. PharmrJohn

    PharmrJohn The Dude

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    I don't think they do. Like I said, I am probably overreacting. My corals are like my babies. The HC went into perma-timeout in my nano. It is cleaning sand as we speak. Doing a really good job too. He is still going to go back to the LFS. I am going to phase out my HCs as an important part of a cleaning crew and keep only a few as pets.
     
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  3. PackLeader

    PackLeader Giant Squid

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    Wow, super glue even burns my eyes! I would have never thought!
     
  4. Tangster

    Tangster 3reef Sponsor

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    Not sure I understand the coralline is coming off the rock so brushing is out of the question part ? :) as for fragging a CSP you simply peel the purple mat off the rock and set the peel off on another rock I super glue them to the new plug .. as for Coralline coming off hell You would have to jack hammer it off of a rock or side of the aquarium almost.. It just does not come off unless its turned white and dies and flakes off.
     
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    If I have a coral that I want in a certain spot Ill smear a big glob on the area of wet rock and then set the frag in it till it sets up hard tun it a loose and its get a hold and grows over the glue. As I said above I peel green stars off of the growing mats and cut it into squares and then Super glue that square to new plug
     
  6. {Nano}Reefer

    {Nano}Reefer Dragon Wrasse

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    how long does it take to dry/harden?
     
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    Crazy glue to cure ? in water it will crust over in a heart beat but to cure enough to hold about 60 seconds or so with downward pressure .
     
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  9. {Nano}Reefer

    {Nano}Reefer Dragon Wrasse

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    ever hurt anything using super glue? ive heard of some kinds burning coral
     
  10. cuttingras

    cuttingras Starving Artist :)

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    superglue produces heat. chemical reaction to air.

    that's why I say hit it with a blob of sg!

    when you're fragging you should let the sg gel set for a few seconds then attach the coral, then dip it into the water you have set up to frag with. Dipping cools the glue.
     
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    {Nano}Reefer Dragon Wrasse

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    interesting, thanks gras! :)
     
  12. PharmrJohn

    PharmrJohn The Dude

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    Well......it's probably not coraline then. It is purple, so I just did a newbie assumption that the polyps had anchored themselves to the "coralline" on the rock and grew. I'll just crazy glue whatever the purple substrate is and go with it. I just bought four tubes of the gel a few days ago just in case.