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Old 01/11/2008, 12:54 PM   #1
slytat
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what is the adhiesive to bond live rock??

I have a 74 gallon bow-front right now and I am going to up grade to a 220 gallon in-wall set up, in my theatre room. My question is when I put my live rock into my new set-up I want to have the rock permanetly where i want it. I would like to know what is the best glue to use?


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Old 01/11/2008, 12:57 PM   #2
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There is the hold fast epoxy. It cures underwater.


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Old 01/11/2008, 12:59 PM   #3
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An LFS suggested the hold fast epoxy to me as well. It cures wet.


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Old 01/11/2008, 01:13 PM   #4
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You can also find the "hold fast putty" at Home Depot. Cheaper.


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Old 01/11/2008, 06:08 PM   #5
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the Home Depot stuff works as well as anything - which you will understand to mean inconsistent. I've had rock hold with various putties, epoxies, etc. and refuse to bond with the same stuff. If you're building a structure whose stability is imperative - holding up other rock, precarious positions, etc. - drill holes in the rocks and join with plastic/acrylic rods and epoxy to make sure they stay together.

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Old 01/11/2008, 07:13 PM   #6
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I agree that the epoxy products don't tend to stick very strongly, in my experience. Acrylic bar supports do help.


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Old 01/11/2008, 08:16 PM   #7
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get the stuff deltec makes....i forget what its called aqauscape or something....its really strong and good.


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