attaching frags??

illal

New member
after picking up a bunch of new frags today :D im just wondering what everyone is using as far as glueing or how ever u attach them??
 

Ding2daDong

New member
I use the cheapest gel glue at the store. :)

All of my frags seemed to hold up really well but I have heard great things about Zap gel. A few of the acroporas fell off so I am not sure if that was from the transportation of them or just that the glue didn't hold up.

-Matthew
 

jeffbrig

Premium Member
IC gel superglue, hands down.

Take the coral and rock out of the water. For acros, hold the coral upside down and dry the cut edge with a paper towel. Add a dab of super glue. Dry a spot on the rock and put another dab of glue. Put the two together, and hold for a few seconds. Dunking the piece in water, or dribbling water on it actually helps the superglue to skin over faster. Within a few seconds, it sets enough that you can let go.

None of my frags came free, and I mounted probably 50 sps frags for the swap.
 

davester1

In Memoriam
After trying being frustrated by the designer aquariums glues, someone suggested duro brand super glue gel. It's at walmart etc. for 2$ a 2 pack.

I glue 100% of my stuff while in the tank. Takes about 30 seconds or so, depending upon the size / location. I must have 50 frags and rarely have to re-glue. I would suggest using a toothbrush on the spot prior to gluing.
 

gasman059

The OG mad scientist
Again I've used pretty much all of the gels, and agre with Jeff and others IC gel is eally a great product for many reasons.

One of the most important is that u can re-use the glue after taking cap on/off, versus others like zap that reallly become quite cumbersome after 3 4 uses.

As far as epoxy u can use it too but make sure the gel is between the epoxy and the coral. If not the epoxy curing will burn the coral
 

illal

New member
and all these differant "gel super glues" are safe in the reef tank?? it kinda worries me
 

jessp

New member
any anywhere that says "superglue gel" it has to be the gel type or it is useless.

i use this and so do most people i know on all their frags.
 

ibmgeek

New member
why cant you use the regular super glue not gel? Since i havent had time to buy the gel i have been using the regular one.
 

jessp

New member
i just think it is easier to work w/ the gel. the liquid always runs all over the place on me, but perhaps others use it w/ success.
 

jeffbrig

Premium Member
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=10497785#post10497785 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by ibmgeek
why cant you use the regular super glue not gel? Since i havent had time to buy the gel i have been using the regular one.

Any cyanoacrylate super glue will work fine. I prefer the thicker gel glue because it's easier to work with when bonding coarse surfaces. It also gives you a few seconds longer to react before gluing your fingers together permanently. :D
 
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