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    Desperatly need a way to attch sps frags to my rock

    Does anyone know a good way to attch frags to rock, and colonies as well?
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    My preferred method is Canadian Tire's Loctite Super Glue Gel. It sets under water or in air- it is crazy glue with a little gelling agent so that it doesn't run. Sometimes it doesn't take the first time and you have to play with the frag a little, but once it sticks, it sticks.
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    I've used alot of superglues but have found that after a few weeks to months they fall off
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    Originally posted by fishmonger
    I've used alot of superglues but have found that after a few weeks to months they fall off
    Then you're not doing it good enough. I agree 100% with the Muttster. Use a bigger blob on the branch end and work the glue around it on the rock as you hold it and it starts to harden/thicken.

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    I'm talking about corals and colony's that i'm sticking to my live rock, i can't pull my live rock out of the water and i've tried with various glues underwater and i find it just doesn't work well
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    The glue we're talking about works great underwtaer. Practically no one can take their rock out everytime they want to stick something. If you place a nice blob on the frga, then smoosh it into the rock and hold it for a few seconds, it will stay. As Reefmutt mentioned, sometimes you have to move it a couple times and resquish the glue into a blob on the frag and hold it in place. It takes a bit of practice but it DOES work great.

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    i just stick mine into the rock and hope that they eventually attach themselves.
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    Fishmonger,

    The Loctite glue that Reefmutt and Toutouche are talking about does work great. Also, in optimum tank conditions, after a couple of weeks to a month the coral tends to calcify, grow, and attach itself to the rock, and over the glue spot.
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    I'll pic up some of that glue from canadian tire today,
    How long do you have to press the coral against the rock underwater ?
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    Usually, if the glue is well seated in the rock, it only takes about 10 or 15 seconds for it to be firm enough to hold on it's own. While you're holding it in place with a couple fingers, try to squish the glue with another finger into the rock and around the branch. This helps even more.

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