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    super glue?

    What brands of glue are you guys using to frag mushrooms and zoo's? I fraged a mushroom a few weeks ago and placed them in my sump/ref area. I used the top of a plastic coke bottle as a sheild. Inverted the bottle and placed it over my new frags that where placed on some clean rock.

    this method does not seem to have worked for me? Im not sure if it is my lighting (2 9w mini coral life PC 10 000K) they are still alive just not attaching to the rock. Im thinking about using the glue method.

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    I just used super glue. The little green bottle stuff. Pretty generic (sp) I think.
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    I think the mushroom frag would be too slimy for the super glue to adhere. Did you try wrapping a mesh around the new frag to keep it from floating off? I think the GARF site had some pointers.
    George

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    I've had great luck fragging mushrooms using the following technique: I cut the heads off and toss them in my sump in an icecream container filled with medium grade CC. I have a single 6500K 13watt PC over the sump. It takes approx 7 ~ 14 days for them to attach to the CC. I then use a pea sized piece of two part epoxy to attach the frags where I want them I press the CC on the bottom of the shroom into the epoxy. Works great! Crazy glue is hit and miss...when you cut the softie it retracts and shrinks. Once it recovers it will extend and most of the time the glue won't hold it... my 2cents worth only! YMMV

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    I have just set the mushroom on a small piece of LR and set it in a low flow area. It attached within a couple of days no glue required.
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    Shipwreck ~ that is what i did more or less. these shrooms have still not attached to the rock?
    TANK -35 Gallon with 15 gallon sump/fuge
    LIGHTS - T5HO 36" 165 total watts
    FLOW - Mag 7, fluval 304, 201 powerhead
    OTHER - seaclone 100 skimmer, RO/DI water

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    I use a needle and some fishing line when I was fragging shrooms, pass it through the piece and attach it to some rubble.. over a bit of time it will attach, you can then cut your line of leave it there... i left time.. you canot see it today.

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
    planning next tank, possibly 60x30x20 on 2x plasma.
    updated: 2011/05/30

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    well i just glued the little guys to some rock i collected while on vacation in Dominican Republic. now they are sitting in my display tank.
    TANK -35 Gallon with 15 gallon sump/fuge
    LIGHTS - T5HO 36" 165 total watts
    FLOW - Mag 7, fluval 304, 201 powerhead
    OTHER - seaclone 100 skimmer, RO/DI water

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