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Old 01/05/2008, 12:36 AM
DanInSD DanInSD is offline
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Glue to attach coral to live rock

I have a new leather -- definitely more than a frag. It came on a decent chunk of rock a few inches across. It's currently wedged in a crack between two pieces of my base rock. It seems happy so I want to make this arrangement permanent. I have some two-part epoxy putty that I got from the LFS. Is this stuff reef-safe? I've heard conflicting reports.

Old 01/05/2008, 09:14 AM
apietanza apietanza is offline
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I use two little fishies Epoxy Putty and never had a problem

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Old 01/06/2008, 11:34 AM
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you should be fine from what I read
Old 01/07/2008, 05:06 PM
DanInSD DanInSD is offline
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The coral is attached and appears happy!

Old 01/07/2008, 05:26 PM
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Keep an eye on it. I've used glue/expoy on several leather coral frags that seem to attach only to find them floating around the tank hours later.
"I plan to live Forever, so far, so good"
Old 01/08/2008, 04:00 PM
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Old 01/08/2008, 11:36 PM
DanInSD DanInSD is offline
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I attached rock-to-rock with a "big wad" of epoxy putty. The leather is definitely not a "frag" but a "small tree". It was on a big chunk of rock that I secured to my base rock.

From what I can gather super glue gel is the "preferred" method of securing live coral to rock.

Thanks all,

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