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reefer don
04/04/2017, 09:19 PM
I don't seem to have much luck securing my mushrooms to live rock. Any ideas??? I use putty and superglue gel, but the gel never seems to hold.:hmm6::fish1:

04/05/2017, 12:20 AM
I don't do a lot of this, but for my last two I patted them dry before using superglue gel and letting them sit out of water for a few minutes to allow the glue to dry.

Do you think they are detaching or just not getting attached to begin with because of the slime?

04/05/2017, 08:59 AM
I put the rock (i use small rocks) i want the mushroom attached to in a glass, then put rubble inside around the edges, leaving a depression in the middle.
Put the glass on the sand in a low flow area, drop the mushroom in the depression, wait a couple days, attached mushroom.
Works on things like sinularia as well.

04/05/2017, 02:53 PM
Would a rubber band be too much pressure? I've used that for Xenia in the past.

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04/06/2017, 11:44 AM

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04/06/2017, 11:47 AM
I follow this video method in a taquila shot glass covered with netting or stocking cloth so that they dont escape.
Works well.
U will just have to be patient!

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04/06/2017, 02:23 PM
Patience... that is good all around advice in this hobby.

04/08/2017, 12:52 PM
I have used the video method in the past also and had good success

04/16/2017, 06:04 PM
You can also put one stitch with a needle and thread. Glue down the ends of the thread and you can pull the thread after it attaches. A Tupperware filled with rubble often works as well as long as you have a low flow area to put it in.

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05/04/2017, 09:46 PM
second the Tupperware filled with rubble


05/09/2017, 08:26 PM
Tupperware works great with rubble, but so does the rubber band it to a rock low flow is a must.