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Old 12-07-2007, 12:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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does anyone have a favorite glue or epoxy to attach the corals?
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Old 12-07-2007, 12:49 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I can only speak for the glue part. I like IC-gel glue best

i get mine from here IC-GEL adhesive for live coral 20 gram tube - (eBay item 190180008607 end time Dec-08-07 10:00:01 PST)
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I can only speak for the glue part. I like IC-gel glue best
the problem i always have with it is that it always dries up in the tip after one usage period
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the problem i always have with it is that it always dries up in the tip after one usage period
It come with a cap no ? put it back on , if it happens to dry up cut the tip off it a scissor so there is a small price to pay for good glue eyes: ers
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yeah it come wit da cap, but the cap is useless after the first use.
i think my problem was trying to cut it with a feather - i'll try the scissor next time
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IC is the best! I've the same problem in the beginning. try squeeze a bit out before put cap on next time works wonder. the best thing if you can keep the glue tube out of water(put glue on frags first then...)
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yeah it come wit da cap, but the cap is useless after the first use.
i think my problem was trying to cut it with a feather - i'll try the scissor next time


I dont like using epoxy , because it make the skimmers go nuts
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IC all the way. every time i ordered 10+ from the guy on ebay and averages out to less than $6.

i found that if you use it outside the tank on a frag and then put it in water it would dry faster.
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Boston Aqau farm glue and Aquamend in Homedepot.. works like a charm
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i just got a tube of the deltec epoxy to try out and compare to the IC gel
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I was told to use super glue Jel but i havent glued too many yet. i want to find them the best place in the tank to make them happy befor i glue
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10 grams of loctite super glue. $3 can't beat it
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Old 12-24-2007, 09:48 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I've found that ACE Hardware brand Superglue gel works the best. The trick is to not use the tip but to put a dollop right on the base of the coral. When the end of the tube dries you can just crack it off and continue to use the tube. HTH...
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