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SaltwaterTeen

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I heard that its bad to have a sps leaning against something. So I decided to glue them to rocks, I was unsuccessful, I think its because of the acrylic base they are on, so I dont know how on earth Im going to find a crevice to put them on and have high flow for them if they are going to fall off! Its making me mad!
 

bradreef

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redirect the flow away from the frag for a little while and get a good super glue gel like IC-gel at abernathies hobbie. hold the frag in place for a min and it should stay glued down.
 
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dnjan

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Most SPS, when leaned against a clean, corraline-encrusted rock, will attach to the rock. This is the best (strongest) way to secure frags.
 

NaH2O

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You can also try and mount the frag onto a piece of rubble, using the super glue gel. That way, you will be able to move the frag around until you found the right spot for it. Then, use some aquarium epoxy and stick the rubble piece down, or if the rubble piece will stay in place, you can leave it. Eventually the frag will ecrust over.
 

SaltwaterTeen

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Well, I have a live rock, but its not really coralline incrusted, its a new piece, so its basically white, without coralline.
 

Aly625

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hey saltwaterteen!
i am allison and i live in washington too! i work at a saltwater specailty store in Issaquah where you can get the ic-gel that everyone is telling you to use. if you come in i will show you how to use it, it's easy! i am the only girl that works there so it will be easy to spot me. go to www.bluesierraexotics.com for directions and more info. hope to see you soon!
-aly625
 

SaltwaterTeen

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Ive been to bluesierra before :D When I lay down the corals my lawnmower blenny keeps moving them, because he likes to eat on that rock, what should I do?
 

Aly625

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do you only have one piece of live rock? because if you do, you should get more. you should have 1-2 pounds per gallon (make sure you get cured!). more live rock would allow the blenny to feed off of other rocks also so that he wouldn't be as interested in the rock you are trying to stick the frags to.
glueing the frags would keep the blenny from moving them but it sounds like you are having trouble geting them to stick once you have glued them. try out the ic-gel and redirect the flow away from the frag until it has stuck (like bradreef suggested). after that your blenny wont be able to move them. you can also take the blenny out until the frags have stuck if you have another tank you can put him in.
good luck!
-aly625
 

Aly625

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oooo, ok. well..... i think the best thing to do then would be to take the blenny out of the tank until the frags get good and stuck. or you can put the frags on another piece of rock.
 

mattseattle

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IC Gel is the same thing as Super Glue Gel. You can go to Home Depot or wherever and get that. IC Gel just comes in a larger package than Super Glue Gel.
 

SaltwaterTeen

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I got a fred meyer near my house. I also found this stick of like an epoxy? At the lfs. I found a good spot for my green stylo, and I secured it by placing tiny chunks from the base to the main rock to keep it very sturdy, and non of the perchers go there other than a needle nose hawk, which is very small and doesnt do damage :D
 
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