When I buy a frag...

Discussion in 'Frags' started by jokaz82, Dec 12, 2011.

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  1. jokaz82

    jokaz82 Fire Worm

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    should I adhere its base to a rock or just sit it on a rock?

    If I adhere it, what should I use?
     
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  3. JimDandy

    JimDandy Astrea Snail

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  4. steve wright

    steve wright Super Moderator Staff Member

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    best to adhere them IME Jokaz

    snails, hermits, urchins etc can and will bulldoze smaller frags on rocks and worse case scenario is it happens when you are out for a while and the frag falls into something that shows its displeasure by stinging it

    the 2 part epoxy reef putties are my choice of method
    these provide a reasonable fix, tolerant to the general activity of inverts, but if you want to relocate the frag later for some reason, it is pretty easy to do so

    for a more heavy duty fix , the putty , superglue combination works well

    basically make the ball of putty, and put a dent in it with your finger tip, fill this recess with superglue and then press the putty ball onto the base of the frag rock or plug
    make a similar dent on the other side of the putty, fill with superglue, and then press the lot down onto your chosen spot on the rockwork
    worth holding it down for a minute or so, to make sure it is secure before moving your hand away

    Steve
     
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    I just fragged a few mushrooms using the netting from a body wash loofa thing! REad it somewhere! Bought a 99 cent body wash thingy at walmart and cut it up! there's probably enough for about 1000 frags, and then used rubberbands around the frag so i didnt squish the frag! Worked well for them and a xenia i got! Gonna try it with a ricordea if i can get up the nerves to cut him up! Hate to do it!lol
     
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    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I like Steve's system
     
  7. jokaz82

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    does super have to cure in the air or can it cure in the water?
     
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