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    Senior Member nbreau's Avatar
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    good fragging glue ?

    I'm going to attempt to frag a monti digita today and was wondering what glue should i be looking for ? I'll be heading up to canadian tire this afternoon... the name loctite rings in my head for some reason but does it need to be gel or have some kind of specific requirement ?

    also, what tool would i need to frag a monti digita or a branching candycane ? guessing scisors wont do a trick.. .maybe some branch cuttors ?

    sold the 77gallon back in 2005, looking to setup a nano

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    Moderator Krugar's Avatar
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    Loctite Gel. Any cyannoacrylate gel will work though. The gel is easier to work with than liquid will be.

    There is nothing so permanent as a temporary measure.

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    Senior Member nbreau's Avatar
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    great, thanks !

    Any idea what i should use to cut the digita or candycane branches ?
    sold the 77gallon back in 2005, looking to setup a nano

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    The digita will be very brittle. You probably can just snap off a piece. A pair of diagonal cutters will work for the candy cane.

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    Senior Member CableGuy's Avatar
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    I use Loctite Gel, and it works good. I fragged my candycane by accident when I bumped it with my had. I would just snap off a branch with your hand, no tools needed. I'm not to sure what you would use for a digi.


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    Hi, I have not had that great of luck with either just the cyannoacrylate gel or the 2 part epoxy glue for attaching frags. Sometimes the stay stuck and sometime they come loose after a while. I now have a new method that I picked up from someone on Reefcentral and that is to use both. Here is the method:
    1. Cut frag and put in bowl of aquarium water.
    2. Mix your 2 part epoxy
    3. Get your piece of rubble or frag plug and dry off the spot where the coral is to be mounted.
    4. Put a couple of drops of gel on the plug
    5. Put a small piece of epoxy on the gel (press it down slightly)
    6. Dry off the newly cut end of the frag
    7. Put a drop or two of gel on the frag and place it on the epoxy.
    I have not had a single frag come off since I started to use this method. Try'll like it!


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