Placing Coral on Live Rock

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  1. blackghostknife

    blackghostknife

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    HI Everyone

    the reason for me starting this thread is because I have a Torch Coral, and Frog Spawn that I need to keep in place, now the LFS sell this Purple putty that you can use, but the price of it is ridiculous for a tube, and the glue they sell is even more expensive.

    Is there an alternative glue out there, that is safe for the coral and inmates of the tank??

    I have tried wedging these corals between rocks, but they always seem to fall over again.

    Any advise on this?

    Thank you
     
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  3. Fuzzy

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    hey dude...use aquamend..get it from mica or builders
     
  4. Hammerhead

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    Howsit, you can also use pratley putty standard setting.

    Standard-Putty-L.jpg
     
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  5. Fuzzy

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    the pratley works,very strong,but messy when working underwater
     
  6. Fuzzy

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    seen these for R69 a tube... some places like mica was R49 ... [​IMG]
     
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  7. Wynie

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    I use superglue gel (not liquid). It sets in a few secs and becomes very strong.
     
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    wont be easy to stick a torch coral with superglue gel...loose zoas and other soft slimy tissue yes
     
  9. Fuzzy

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    as far as working underwater in the tank ,and mounting 'hard skeleton' is concerned...aquamend is the better option..
     
  10. Wynie

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    Yip my frog spawn was a bit more difficult to mount, but not impossible.
    It is now firmly in place
     
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    I agree Aquamend is the way to go...
     
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    +1 on aquamend
     
  13. Bubbles22

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    Glue gun works fine IMO - plus it cauterizes the frag.
     
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    Different ways....
    I drill holes in the liverock for branching type coral. Drill hole while liverock is out of water (takes like a minute or so).
    If liverock cannot be removed, I glue the coral (or tie it down with ghost cotton) on small pieces of dead liverock I keep specifically for this.
    For most of the softies, I tie them with ghost cotton to pieces of rock, or I stick toothpicks thru the base, into the holes in the rock.
    Always battled with the glueing of coral underwater.
    Best bet is to do it above water.
     
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    I have used a very thin piece of string and just lightly tied it down. It eventually sticks to the rock in about a week.
     
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    glue gun underwater... dude please don't hurt yourself
     
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    If using Pratley putty, try quikset.
     
  18. blackghostknife

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    Thank you for all the info guys, I will try Aquamend, I take its safe for the fish and coral then?
     
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    Take the rock out of the water, dry a small section, hot glue the frag in place, return to the tank. Clearly you're one of the reasons ready-meals have cooking instructions on the back. And I ain't a dude....
     
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    WOW!!! you have Balls to do it underwater :lol:

    sorry not a dude!!!! :blush:
     
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    ops sorry my bad sorry :whistling:.. don't take it too seriously tho i was just kidding, don't really expect anyone to put a hot glue gun (plugged or unplugged) underwater

    the problem i see with that is i know the hot glue doesn't do too well in water for too long ... i used to use it on my fresh water tank and it would last only a week or so before it starts turning yellow and becomes brittle and brakes off

    you are right about one thing... i never read instructions but that's a guy thing so no guilt there :) just many expensive broken toys
     
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