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10 gallon reef tank???
Old 12-22-2006, 09:24 PM   #21
 
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Super glue is in fac so non toxic that it was originally invented to make instant sutures during WW2. After the slaughter in WW1 the Govt. spent money trying to figure out quick ways to stanch excessive bleeding in soldiers. Many soldiers would simply bleed to death from "minor" injuries. Super glue was born. I still use it for that purpose.
That is true that is what they train us to do when we are in the field training and get a cut. The only problem is it stings a little. But holds better then any thing that holds wounds together.
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Old 12-22-2006, 09:38 PM   #22
 
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I must be crazy. Problem is the moment I saw the post about glue under water, I thought he meant gluing them under the water.
Thanks for that, fellows.:)
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Old 12-22-2006, 09:40 PM   #23
 
It almost in possible to glue under water as soon as the glue comes out it forms a skin over it. I tried it and ended up with super glue all over my fingers.
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Old 12-22-2006, 09:44 PM   #24
 
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It almost in possible to glue under water as soon as the glue comes out it forms a skin over it. I tried it and ended up with super glue all over my fingers.
Yes. I know that.:) But it seems I tend to understand some things in a different way.:)
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Old 12-22-2006, 10:38 PM   #25
 
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Just to restate. I did in fact say I glue underwater. I have absolutely no troubles doing so.

You can either dry the bottom of the frag and dolop the gel on and then place it in the tank.

Or in fact you can reach underwater with the tube and squeeze the gel out under the piece and then proceed to hold it in place for one minute. It is a bit tricky, not difficult and not impossible. I do this often.
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Old 12-22-2006, 10:39 PM   #26
 
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Just to restate. I did in fact say I glue underwater. I have absolutely no troubles doing so.

You can either dry the bottom of the frag and dolop the gel on and then place it in the tank.

Or in fact you can reach underwater with the tube and squeeze the gel out under the piece and then proceed to hold it in place for one minute. It is a bit tricky, not difficult and not impossible. I do this often.
Thanks for clearing everything, Mike.
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Old 12-23-2006, 01:18 AM   #27
 
Wow wow he does not have to glue any corals,most corals come with a rock base that you can just place on you bottom or in your rockwork rite?
Inless you want your coral at a angle or want the coral to take to the lr rite?
For your other question no you do not take any fish or corals out to clean the tank the only cleaning that will need to be done is algea scrubbin and partial water changes. for the salt you need aquarium salt that big all should carry.
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Old 12-23-2006, 08:06 AM   #28
 
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Whoa Whoa Whoa whoa TR, hold on.........

Unless you are positive about what you just said......


And have years of experience..........

You will find yourself having to hold down pieces constantly. Your flow, clean up critters (hermits and snails), fish, vibrations....etc..... will cause your rock to shift and your corals to fall. If you ever get into SPS what you just said is totally false. Your mates will always be sending you home with a frag fromt heir mother colony. They won't be mounted to anything. The last thing on earth you'd ever want to do is buy a beautiful cynarina brain and put it up high somewhere and then come home and find it face down in the sand. Many corals are very fragile and need to be fastened tight to prevent damge.
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Old 12-23-2006, 08:34 AM   #29
 
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for the salt you need aquarium salt that big all should carry.
You said watch what you post. If you tell a beginner saltwater keeper to get aquarium salt they might think that its fine to get the salt for freshwater. I have seen it happen. The salt you want to get is a like Instant ocean, and there are other manufacturors that make sea salt.

And CRM is right my fish,snails,, and anything that climbs on the rocks has always knocked stuff down. I would wake up in the morning and a softy would be face down, or one of my power heads would blow it over during the day. Also most if all LFS that do frags will either just sell you the frag or it will be glued to a tiny piece of molded rock thats to light to wiegh it down, or the colony from the ocean so the only rock you get are the rock its attached to.
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Old 12-23-2006, 12:07 PM   #30
 
Thanks for all the help but if it comes with a piece of rock glued to it already do i take it off then glue it or leave the rock on?
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