Kenya Tree

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  1. Easy Tiger

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    Hi all - I purchased a good sized Kenya Tree today and was wondering what would be the best way to mount it? It was just stuffed into the substrate at LFS but I'd prefer to attach it to a piece of rock in my tank.

    I've been reading the forum and some of you have had success with mounting other soft corals using elastic bands. Has anyone made this work with Kenya Trees ?

    Any other advice/suggestions on how to do it would be greatly appreciated?

    Would Pratleys harm the soft flesh of the coral? I don't think it would look very natural though with a lump of Pratleys attached at the bottom...

    Thanks...
     
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    tagging along, as i will need to do the same tomorrow
     
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    find a crevice in your liverock and wedge it there , it'll attach itself within a few weeks
     
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    hy buddy ...

    take normal super glue. take the coral out of the water and the rock where you want to attach it to. dry the rock where you want the coral and the n dry the base of the coral. put the glue on the rock and press the coal on there. hold for 5 seconds and put back in the tank.

    note: use the super glue GEL, this works alot easier than the normal stuff.

    there you go without the lump of the pratleys:thumbup:
     
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    I've used toothpicks on my kenya & it workd. Just pierce at base of kenya and into small tite hole in rock. My frag first attachd to rock, then grew around and away from toothpick. Not the most orthodox method but it workd:p i used woodn pick to allow me to bend top half over to stop coral from slipping off
     
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    sounds like you sniffing too much glue at braai's...:p


    the easiest way i found is like afsal says...plus if you wedge between two or three rocks the coral itself acts as a reef strenthening glue as it holds the rocks together which aids in preventing accidental rock falls etc...
     
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    Thanks for the advice all - I have wedged it tightly between two rocks. I'll wait a few weeks to see if it attaches, if not I'll try the toothpicks or superglue.

    Have to say it looks pretty good in the tank !

    Have a great Xmas everyone!
     
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    Thanks for all the advice guys. After a couple weeks wedged in the rocks it has not taken hold, so I've resorted to the super glue gel method. Worked like a charm!
     

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