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    SuperGlue or Epoxy?

    Ok I have a new frag that needs to be glued into place.....trying to figure out which way to go on this. With my other frags I had an empty hole to place the fran into...but this is not the case this time.

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    If you use SuperGlue, I'd advise getting the SuperGlue gel. Personnally, I have used SuperGlue gel and the two part putty (called HoldFast from Aquarium Systems) for my frags. If there is no hole, then I find that the gel lets go in a week or so (often even if there is a hole). I am tired of regluing so I do most of my frag mounting with HoldFast. It only seems to rarely let go for me.

    Vickie

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    Same here. I gave up on SuperGlue long ago, just not a secure enough bond for corals. Epoxy isn't much fun to work with either but when you get it right it does hold very well.
    Susan

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    Flame Angel , I'm in N.B. and was wondering if you know of any suppliers in the maritimes that might be around me as well to get this epoxy !
    I live in a mail-order town!!!
    If you don't feel like standing behind our troops, feel free to stand in front of them!!!

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    I like using superglue, but found that it didn't work good on corals that slime, like acroporas, so I use the holdfast putty. But for glueing montiporas, and stuff that dosen't slime alot, I think superglue works great.

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    I use zapgel on everything but soft corals unless its a parent colony... then I use the epoxy. Flame is right... its not easy to get it set but once it does... its not going anywhere.

    IJO

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    Could you be more specific as to which epoxy? I know if I go into a hardware store and ask for "epoxy" they'll show me 3 or 4 different ones. LOL

    Thanks

    Vickie

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    http://aquariacanada.com/osCommerce/...roducts_id=628

    I have heard some using the expoxy found at the hardware store but I have yet to find the one thats safe for aquariums.

    IJO

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    Well it looks like I need to find a better price on Hold Fast Epoxy local lfs wants 27.99+tax. Going to aqua tomorrow....think I payed 16. +tax a few years back for it, just can't find it now.

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    Thanks Ivan - your epoxy is the same as the Hold Fast that I am using - we just called it different names. LOL I have a half a stick left but now I know where to get some more.

    LadyBug check the link Ivan posted. It's a lot cheaper from him

    Vickie

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