View Full Version : Can I use rubberbands to attach a frag to a rock?!
01/16/2008, 05:37 PM
01/16/2008, 05:38 PM
Superglue gel works the best IMO.
01/16/2008, 05:39 PM
Excellent, thanks for the quick response.
01/17/2008, 01:38 PM
i think that would interere with them so ellastic bands would work
01/17/2008, 07:34 PM
rubberbands would smother the polyp...
use superglue, i have with all my frags and has worked perfectly every time!
01/17/2008, 08:05 PM
Superglue GEL actually, regular Superglue is too runny.
01/17/2008, 08:09 PM
I've seen people use rubber bands and mesh... You use the rubber band to secure the mesh over the rock you're trying to get the frag to grow on... It takes longer, but you don't risk polyps floating off somewhere in the tank...
Superglue Gel is my preferred method though...
01/17/2008, 09:11 PM
Thread is better than rubber bands IMO.
01/18/2008, 12:29 AM
Ya sorry, thats what i meant, superglue gel
01/18/2008, 12:56 AM
I tried, thick and long but most the time the rubber bands have broken before the frags could attach itself to the surround rocks. So the aquamend and superglue save the hassle.
01/18/2008, 10:18 AM
just a little tip if your glue some zoos to a frag disk or rubble etc.
use a bowl of your tank water, place the recently glued zoo/frag in the bowl and leave alone for a couple minutes till the glue gets a chance to fully harden.
1)gives the zoa great chance of succesfully being glued without being blown around in the tanks flow.
2) No excess glue residue or chemical leaching into the tank water, which can screw with your skimmer.
3) You dont have to worry about some other animals (snails/hermits ) accidentally getting stuck in the frag while its still hardening up.
01/19/2008, 09:41 AM
how do you frag zoa's?? i've tried to cut a polyp and glue it to a new rock, but it did never open up again.. could you explain me how to frag them, please?
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