Coral and live rock

Discussion in 'Beginner Discussions' started by rakabos, 13 Jul 2010.

  1. rakabos

    rakabos

    Joined:
    12 Jul 2010
    Posts:
    5,006
    Likes Received:
    91
    Location:
    Wilgeheuwel, JHB
    Hi

    Once live rock is in the tank, what is the process of getting new coral to graft onto it?

    I have no clue on the process so any advice is greatly appreciated. Also if one buys a secondhand established tank with fish/coral etc what is the process to move the fish from one house to another in the same tank or is it not possible?
     
  2. AdS Guest




    to hide all adverts.
  3. Ross

    Ross

    Joined:
    6 May 2007
    Posts:
    798
    Likes Received:
    6
    There are a few options. You can buy a pink putty that will work, but Pratlies Putty is the same just white and a lot less money.

    For smaller corals, you can use super glue, the gel one works the best.

    Ross
     
  4. rakabos

    rakabos Thread Starter

    Joined:
    12 Jul 2010
    Posts:
    5,006
    Likes Received:
    91
    Location:
    Wilgeheuwel, JHB
    Ok its that simple then... thx
     
  5. clinton stanford

    clinton stanford

    Joined:
    11 Mar 2009
    Posts:
    2,210
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    East London
    agree with Ross,superglue gell works wonders;)
     
  6. rakabos

    rakabos Thread Starter

    Joined:
    12 Jul 2010
    Posts:
    5,006
    Likes Received:
    91
    Location:
    Wilgeheuwel, JHB
    Ok so if you have the live rock in the tank, go to the shop and get a coral, do you lift the live rock out of the water to do it ? Or how do you glue it on under water?
     
  7. danimal

    danimal

    Joined:
    21 Jul 2009
    Posts:
    1,605
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Durban
    depends, i generally put some super glue onto the coral frag and then stick it to the rock in the tank. gotta be quick though, the stuff dries quickly and you dont get a second chance :p
     
  8. rakabos

    rakabos Thread Starter

    Joined:
    12 Jul 2010
    Posts:
    5,006
    Likes Received:
    91
    Location:
    Wilgeheuwel, JHB
  9. ScubaLover22

    ScubaLover22

    Joined:
    7 Sep 2015
    Posts:
    415
    Likes Received:
    75
    Location:
    Johannesburg
    Hi,

    Sorry to post on such an old thread.

    Just an update: I have a small cube with softies and a few nano fish. I have added a few corals that have already been attached to rock and in my new 1.8m tank i bought i would like to attach the coral to the rock that is already in the tank. But unsure how to do this.

    If you have a piece of coral that is not already attached to rock.
    Do you just use superglue on the actual flesh of the coral?

    I will not be able to take the rock out the tank as I would like to stick all the rock in place before adding any water into my new start up tank.

    Hope this makes sense.
     
  10. mariusmeyer

    mariusmeyer

    Joined:
    7 Jul 2009
    Posts:
    3,054
    Likes Received:
    210
    Location:
    Jukskei Park, JHB
    A lot depends on what type of coral it is. Easiest is to break a small piece of rock off with the coral and then attaching that to the existing rock in the big tank. This way you will not desturb the coral as much as when you completely remove it.
     
  11. ScubaLover22

    ScubaLover22

    Joined:
    7 Sep 2015
    Posts:
    415
    Likes Received:
    75
    Location:
    Johannesburg
    Thanks

    And if I buy a new coral from the LFS and it is not stuck to any rock, how would i stick it down?

    Haha sorry very new to placing corals without any rock attached to it.
     
  12. mariusmeyer

    mariusmeyer

    Joined:
    7 Jul 2009
    Posts:
    3,054
    Likes Received:
    210
    Location:
    Jukskei Park, JHB
    Depends on the coral once again. For instance mushrooms can not be glued down as they are slimey detach from the glue. Zoas can be cut with caution and glued to rocks. But cutting corals off is basically fragging and there is always a chance of loss when cutting corals.

    Some corals such as leathers are very hardy and can be wedged in between rocks or can even be kept in place with elastic bands. Hard corals can be attached with a reef putty or stuck into a hole. They will eventually encrust onto the rock.
     
    ScubaLover22 likes this.
  13. ScubaLover22

    ScubaLover22

    Joined:
    7 Sep 2015
    Posts:
    415
    Likes Received:
    75
    Location:
    Johannesburg
    Okay great thanks very much.

    Once everything is up and running ill let you know how it goes to ensure they stay in place.
     
Recent Posts

Loading...
Similar Threads - Coral live rock Forum Date
Massive Live Rock Sale - Fully Cured and many bits of corals around Sponsor Specials 11 Apr 2015
Placing Coral on Live Rock General Discussions and Advice 26 Sep 2013
Another reason for drilling holes in live rock-dead coral. General Discussions and Advice 1 Mar 2013
Awesome live rock and huge coral order at Idol. Idol Marine 27 Jan 2012
How to get rid of these vine like nuisance overtaking the corals and live rock. Local Reefing Clubs 28 Jul 2011
Fiji Live Rock and corals in shop from today Livestock from Dorry Pets 26 Nov 2010
Live Rock with Coraline Algae Wanted 6 Apr 2009