How do you mount your corals?

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  1. Tobes

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    Hi guys, got a few questions for you

    1. How do you mount your corals?
    2. Do you mount them with the "base" or without?
    3. With what?

    Most of my corals are still loose on their "base", but if they get bigger they'll become top heavy and fall over.
    I don't want to remove my live rock from the water to mount them and disturb everything. Need your advice please guys.
     
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    If it is loose in the base, then remove it, otherwise get some putty (it's called miliput in the UK - somebody here will give you the local brew) mould it and mount it to the base of your coral, then place it where you want it.
    If you are not sure where to place it, you can mount most corals using an elastic band or small lump of live rock, until you find the best spot for it
     
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    Thanks, let's hear what the guys here says about that putty.
     
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    Milli put in civilization is pratleys putty original
     
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    Ok, had a bit of a tidy up, keep the chat somewhere close to the topic:)


    Pratleys putty - that's the one, but keep your hands dry when moulding it and do most of the shaping outside the tank, even though it is reefsafe, you don't watn to make the water cloudy.

    As an aside, a bloke in the UK used too much in one go, wiped his tank, so be careful.
     
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    If you are mounting a Monti, make sure you don't have any PP on your finger when you mount it. I had 2 with a dead patch were my finger went. They have grown over now, but was a bit worried.

    Have been told mounted corals grow faster, don't know how true.
     
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    I use this to stick them onto the live rock.
     
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    End result.
     
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    And soft-corals? I know that someone (I think it was you zookeeper who showed how you stick you soft-corals to frag-mounts?)
     
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    For softies I like mounting them on live rock pieces (around palm size). I usually use cotton thread and a needle to attach them to the rock.
     
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    Will this AquaMend work on softies underwater if you get one that is not attached to a frag mount/base?
     
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    I doubt it very much. Softies are quite slimy so nothing much will get them to stick.
     
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