Attaching zoos to a rock

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howzit guys.was wondering how long does it usually take zoos to attach to a rock?ive got a few.just placed them there and didnt really bother to check if they are attached.only after a couple of weeks tried moving them and found that they were attached.so roughly,how long do they take to attach?
 

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pics??
 
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I got a piece almost two weeks ago and there is already polyps that attached to the rock next to it.
 
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For me it takes about 5 seconds.
…er that’s with super glue though.;)
I have some sequence pics I did a while ago of some zoos I fragged and glued if you what me to repost them?
 

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can you use Super glue on zoo's to attach to rock or must you use that special putty which cost R195.00
 

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I have seen people who do this but i would first see what our master's of chemicals sayLOL:)
 
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Well, what would YOU say?

Cyanoacrylate adhesives AKA "superglue", routinely used medically/surgically to seal/attach.

Heck!!!
My face, sliced open during an incident where a ladder gave way and I crashed headlong INTO ROW OF MARINE TANKS.

In surgery, I insisted I HAD to make a few PHOTOSHOOTS that SAME WEEK!!

Was offered patch-up with "medical grade"...superglue!!!

Sufficeth to say- I made my appointed 'shoots, appeared in YOU/HuisGenoot and Cape Times/Argus those next 2weeks.

THAT lot of words, was just to demonstrate it's safety aspect, EXCEPT if you find yourself STUCK some ridiculous way...:lol:

I/many others regularly use superglue for coral fragment attachment, and this includes zoanthus/palythoa types.

Just use a dab or two, on dried tissue, attach with firm pressure to surface required ...and release...within 1min most will adhere.

If it doesn't TAKE, just redry, redo..

NO MESS NO FUSS!! :clover:

BTW YOUR skimmer/carbon will remove minor residual compounds from your glueing efforts....

Perfectly safe, acceptable in Reef Tank environments

HTH
 
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