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super glue gel #1
i have just read that it is safe to use this to stick frags in your tank is this true?????
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Re: super glue gel #2
Whats a stick frag?
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Re: super glue gel #3
Ok not a marine specialist but I believe I can help with this:

to stick = to glue

frag = fragment = bit of coral which will grow

so you glue a little bit of coral on to a bit of rock

edit: this does not mean I have any idea whether it is ok to do, just explaining terms!
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Re: super glue gel #4
Ahh that makes sense
yeh i hurd of people gluing pieces of live rock into there place using superglue.. i suppose aslong as theres no harmful chemicals in the glue it should all be ok.

I personally just used the weight of the water to hold my rocks ontop of each other
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Re: super glue gel #5
Yes you can stick frags to rock using superglue gel. Regular superglue is normally too runny.
Once dry the superglue is water proof and non-toxic but do the work over a bucket of tank water and after the few required seconds to bond put the frag in the bucket to cure and rinse before returning to the tank.
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Re: super glue gel #6
I've always wondered what people do if they want to move the tank? Does the glued rock come apart easily?
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Re: super glue gel #7
You don't glue the rocks together, just the hard corals to a rock to keep it in place. The rocks are either cable tied, pinned with acrylic rods, balanced or cemented in place with milliput. Milliputted rocks can be prized apart but generally you don't want to move an established tank.
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Re: super glue gel #8
thats good i will have to get some 2morrow as a couple of my frags are coming off the rocks
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Re: super glue gel #9
Super glue is safe.
The gel is best as it doesn't run off before it sets.

It is cheap here.

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