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Old 02-16-2004, 03:55 PM   #1
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Whats the best way to stick live rock together?


Whats the best way to stick live rock together?

I am just wondering if it is best to use silicon, or two part epoxy.I have used the two part epoxy before but after about two weeks when i move something the epoxy seems to break off one of the surfaces. Ihave used the Aqua Medic stuff.

Would silicon work?

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Old 02-16-2004, 03:57 PM   #2
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Drill holes in it and use acrylic rods glued into the rocks
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Old 02-16-2004, 04:03 PM   #3
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What kind of glue? It won't kill life in the rock?
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Old 02-16-2004, 05:36 PM   #4
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Crazy glue gel same thing ya glue frags with.
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Old 02-16-2004, 06:15 PM   #5
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I would caution you against attaching all your rocks together in a solid mass - makes it impossible to clean/rearrange later.

You can use cable ties through natural holes in the rock, easy to snip if you re-arrange (make sure you get cable ties without metal in them) and they encrust with coralline quickly, so they won't be unsightly for very long.

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Old 02-16-2004, 06:20 PM   #6
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Well Jenn I didnt mean attach them all I just do them in twos very easy to move
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Old 02-16-2004, 06:26 PM   #7
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Oh I know, Casey - but once I had/have a customer who is bound and determined to make his whole aquascape into one solid mass - so it never falls down and I've explained the disadvantages of this, but he's not listening

Cable ties is much easier... even for onesies and twosies

Personally, I'm a "stacker"... I just stack 'em and lean on them a bit to make sure they aren't going to shift. With a bit of practice, they will stay put where you place them.

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Old 02-16-2004, 06:29 PM   #8
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Yea cable ties are great for everything
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Old 02-16-2004, 06:44 PM   #9
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Right up there with duct tape 'Cept Duct tape doesn't hold those rocks together...

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Old 02-16-2004, 08:43 PM   #10
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Cable ties are highly suggested in several books! They are light weight and work imediatly. I would suggest them :-)
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I would concur on drilling holes and using clear acrylic rod if its an affordable and available option. With them you can literally rearrange and rebuild just like the old "TinkerToys" (tm)
If thats not an option, the zip ties work well for all the reasons Jenn listed
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Old 02-17-2004, 03:15 AM   #12
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yeah ill havea go with some cable ties then
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Old 02-17-2004, 07:08 AM   #13
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Crazy glue gel same thing ya glue frags with.
I'm a newbie... didn't even know you could glue corals.
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