Attaching zoos to a rock

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  1. Mekaeel

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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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  3. Smithers

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    For me it takes about 2 weeks for them to get a foot hold.
     
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    did you constantly check up on it to see if it was attached gavin?
     
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    any way experiment is on the line here in my tank
     
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    pics??
     
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    need to take out alot of new pics but too lazy.will post all soon on my members setup thread ;)
     
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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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    think im gonna check on mines after 3 days to see whats the progress like
     
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    Anything from days to a few weeks, depends on how the frag was placed.
     
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    shot midas :)
     
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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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    didnt know glue was safe to use on zoos,thought it might damage the tissue.but thanks andrew
     
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    If you keep checking too regularly they will not get a chance to attach naturally.

    I just use an elastic band and then remove it a couple weeks later when they are attached.
     
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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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    is the standard bostik superglue safe?
     
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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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    yeah wheres clinton or midas?
     
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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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    damn liaqat.how did you obtain this type of knowledge?feed me knowledge please.well said thanks for the info :)
     
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    You could also employ hermit crab pincers in, err, a pinch.
     
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