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Glue for SPS Frags?

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jmaxwell

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What does everyone use to glue their sps frags? I currently use Aquastik, but dont really like working w/ the underwater epoxy that much...are there better options?

Jim
 

SueT

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As far as specific brands names I like the Loc-Tite super glue gel. At HD or Lowe's. I like this particular brand cause it is so quick to thicken. You can put a blob on the rock rubble you're mounting to and stick the frag into the blob and it is immediately ready to replace back into the tank. Can't be any quicker.
 

mojoreef

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Jim also check hobby stores they usualy have it to. they have the larger sized containers also.

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jmaxwell

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I take it the super glue gel cannot be used underwater?..I have some large pieces of rock I need to glue to that I can't take out of the tank.

Jim
 

wanareef

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Yes you can, but it's harder.
If you need to glue the big stuff - the aqua-mend will work. But the better way is to drill a hold and insert a acrylic rod in there to hold it all in - if you can:rolleyes:
 

MtnDewMan

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Is this any better epoxy than the AquaMend you can get at Home Depot?

For small frags though, super glue is the best. For larger pieces, the epoxy works pretty well too.
 

plumber_bob

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DewMan the Mr. Sticky's works really well, or should I say it has worked really well for me. This hobby makes it so you can really tell people that it works awesome... Because sometimes it works for an individual and sometimes it doesn't.
 

Minh Nguyen

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This is an example of how I attach SPS. S. hytrix do not attach well, but will do so adequately. For Acropora and other SPS, they works perfectly with minimal rish of infection or loss of tissue. I use fishing line like this:



After two weeks.


Minh
 
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