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Frag glue

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Wayne1, Dec 26, 2007.

  1. Wayne1

    Wayne1 Inactive User

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    Just curious what everyone was using for frag glue? 
    I'm sick of buying epoxy from fish store and cheap super glue.
    Has anyone tried using Hobby shop glue(Hobbie Haven)?
    thanks
     
  2. glaspie69

    glaspie69 Experienced Reefkeeper

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    I'm not sure it really matters as long as it's super glue "gel". I've tried alot of different ones and never noticed a huge difference in any of them. I usually just buy the dollar general glue and put it in a larger reef glue bottle, works good til the tip wears out.
     
  3. Wayne1

    Wayne1 Inactive User

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    I must of got a bad batch or the kind i bought at the dollar store. I opened them up and 1 squirt comes out.
     
  4. glaspie69

    glaspie69 Experienced Reefkeeper

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    Try the hobby lobby kind, if you get tired of all of those you can always pick up a large bottle from boston aqua farms pretty cheap
     
  5. Waverz

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    I use the hobby lobby stuff, it's $4.99 but sometime you can get it on sale and its a pretty good size bottle. That along with some acetone and your all set.
     
  6. Wayne1

    Wayne1 Inactive User

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    Waverz, what are you using acetone for? Cleanup?
     
  7. vvolfe1

    vvolfe1 Inactive User

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    Posted By Wayne1 on 12/26/2007 5:47 PM
    I must of got a bad batch or the kind i bought at the dollar store. I opened them up and 1 squirt comes out.
    [​IMG] This happens to me too.  After around 10 .07 tubes I figured out I get like 5 squirts if I keep using the same top.  The litttle tubes are still not worth the $.99. 
     
  8. Waverz

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    Posted By Wayne1 on 12/26/2007 7:19 PM
    Waverz, what are you using acetone for? Cleanup?I'm not %100 on this but i think Frag glue accelerator = Acetone
    One drop dries super glue almost instantly.
     
  9. Guest

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    I'm happy with the little tubes. I don't use enough to justify a bigger package, and yes the tips become sealed shut, but the cutting the very end of the tip off solves that problem.
     
  10. slovan

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    I mainly use the Duro brand super glue gel from Walmart.  They come in a twin pack for under $2.
    [​IMG]

    I like the Loctite brand but they do cost more for the fancy easy grip on the side of the bottles.
    [​IMG]
     
  11. einsteins

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    I use the Loctite myself...easy to use container.

    eins
     
  12. Wayne1

    Wayne1 Inactive User

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    I will try that Duro from wall-mart. I do have some acetone laying around i will try to use it.
     
  13. glaspie69

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    Just make sure not to get the acetone on your coral, when I first started using it I kept wondering why my coral frags were dying so quickly after being fragged (spraying the acetone directly on the frag)....I figured it out
     
  14. Waverz

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    Posted By glaspie69 on 12/27/2007 10:07 AM
    Just make sure not to get the acetone on your coral, when I first started using it I kept wondering why my coral frags were dying so quickly after being fragged (spraying the acetone directly on the frag)....I figured it outI learned that the hard way as well....makes the glue dry fast but can also kill your frag fast too.....
     
  15. slovan

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    Posted By glaspie69 on 12/27/2007 10:07 AM
    Just make sure not to get the acetone on your coral, when I first started using it I kept wondering why my coral frags were dying so quickly after being fragged (spraying the acetone directly on the frag)....I figured it outWas this around the same time you couldn't keep the sunset monti alive in your tank? /site/DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/_default/emoticons/wink.gif
     
  16. Waverz

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    Looks like you just blew your chance at getting any more coral from Jason....way to go Sone.


    Hehehe


     
  17. slovan

    slovan Experienced Reefkeeper

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    Hey, it was an honest question. I wasn't trying to poke fun at him....unless you were reading between the lines AGAIN!!! /site/DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/_default/emoticons/biggrin.gif
     
  18. Wayne1

    Wayne1 Inactive User

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    Thanks for the warning.
     
  19. vvolfe1

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    Another thing, People should put the frags in the water upside down. When placing them in water rightside up wet glue can get on the coral killing or burning it.
     
  20. Jamie

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    Posted By vvolfe1 on 12/27/2007 8:37 PM
    Another thing, People should put the frags in the water upside down. When placing them in water rightside up wet glue can get on the coral killing or burning it.
    Upside down? wouldn't the glue run down the frag then?  Rightside up excess glue would run away from the frag. I guess I don't understand what you are trying to say.  CA based glue is not going to hurt the frag anyway.
     

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