Sticking SPS using putty

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    Hi Guys. I had a few frags lying around of a table top A.Millepora and decided to stick them using Pratley putty. I got some pics that I thought I would share would you guys to give a rough idea of how it should be done.
    PLEASE NOTE. USE GLOVES!! I did not use it while doing this demo as I was out of gloves.
    Here goes.

    Putty mixed and ready to use
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    Where the frag will be stuck to
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    Putty in place
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    Here is the frag
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    Pressing the frag down on to the putty
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    Neatening it out
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    The end result
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    Mounted frag placed into the tank
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    Another piece that I stuck together
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    Now to wait for the coral to encrust over the putty and regain its color as it was placed right at the bottom of the tank :)
    Hope this helps :)
     
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    how long do you keep it out of the water till its dry or do you put it back asap
     
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    I put it straight back in.
     
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    wil it dry under the water?
     
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    Yes the Pratley I use states on the box "Sets like steel-even under water" :)
     
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    no like zuma! thanks mekaeel
     
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    :lol: Cool man :)
     
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    I suggest that you wash your hands thoroughly between mixing/rolling the Pratley's and actually sticking the coral down. Use one hand to hold the base rock and one to hold the frag. Pratley's seems to irritate the coral, and it slimes over.

    Also try covering both surfaces to be joined seperately. Use half on the coral, and then half on the base rock. This allows you to work the putty into each surface properly. When you join them, you can just push the two putty coated surfaces together.

    My 2c.
     
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    Yes exactly what i do, but the area where i was putting pressure using my fingers was a dead portion, so that was fine.
     
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    Excellent idea, thank you for sharing Rob ;)
     
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    The coral will produce slime when it is removed from the water, probably some kind of protection.
     
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    True. All SPS do that, aswell as give of a funny smell.
     

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