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MCSInc

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Feb 2, 2004
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Sedro Woolley, WA
I love frags. My tank looks like a little seed garden. BUT...

I have a couple of problem frags and really need help.

For example: A Yellow Finger leather.
When I got it home I glued it. It sluffed off the glue after about 3 days. Then I got out the super fine fishing line and a silk needle and sewed it on the rock but it still got loose. It still looks very healthy but I am obviously doing something wrong.... Any ideas.

MCSInc~Candy
 

ScottT1980

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Raleigh, NC
For my sinularia, I just get a small rubermaid dish, put some rubble in the dish, put it in low flow, and let the sinularia attatch on its own. I have also had succes with 2 lb. test fishing line...

I know of someone else that uses plastic ties instead of rubberbands for the leathers and sinularia so as not to pinch them but to get them snug enough to the rock...

Just some ideas...

For most softies, I use the low flow/rubbermaid method if I have the time. Super glue gel for the SPS and many times use epoxy for LPS that I need attached to rocks

For xenia, well, I either use wedding veil netting or rubberbands...

Take er easy
scott t.
 

fishermann

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Searcy, Arkansas
just put your yellow leather on the rock with almost no flow by it and you can put other rock around it and it well atach itself in a few weeks, or do the rubber maid thing with a decend size piece of rubble and after he attaches to it you can glue the rubble to the reef of wedge it somewhere and the leather well attach it self to both.
 

MCSInc

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Sedro Woolley, WA
Another problem child.

Thanks for the info on the finger leather.

My other problem child is what appears to be a Cauliflower coral. Glue did not work. Should I try the same things?

MCSInc~Candy
 
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