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Live Rock And Coral Glue.

Discussion in 'Help and Advice' started by Sorted7, Jun 20, 2018.

  1. Sorted7

    Sorted7 Registered

    Mar 21, 2018
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    Hi I was just wondering about putty and glue for my tank. I have been using gel glue for my coral which has been good but I wanted to stick my rock down as am getting a bit of movement. Do I have to buy special putty or can I use my quick still putty which I have in my tool box. Any help would be greatful
  2. mgb2010

    mgb2010 Registered

    May 15, 2013
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    Use either milliput or reef putty.

    Two part epoxy glues have been used by others, it will send your skimmer crazy but they will harden under water. I’d stick to milliput or reef putty.
  3. jim_fitz

    jim_fitz Admin Staff Member

    Mar 20, 2013
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    As above really
    Unless it was proven I wouldn’t take the risk
  4. Jasandjules

    Jasandjules Registered

    Jul 1, 2016
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    Do not use your own putty.

    There are a few ways to stabilise rocks, the question is which do you prefer - some people drill into the rocks then use perspex tubes etc to place between the rocks to hold them, some use reef glue (bucket loads I would imagine) - you can use egg crate and build a little tower which you can even tie the rocks too or lean them as you can glue the egg crate etc...

    I also have gorilla gel which I use for coral frags and it is pretty much ok.
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