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Osmium

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Hey guys, I'm trying to attach a couple monti frags to the back wall of my 5 gallon reef, but I tried superglue and they both fell off within a few days. If you've done this before I would greatly appreciate advice on how to do it

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Check out those magnetic frag plugs shaped as live rock....or the bigger rocks, whatever fits your tank. I think I got mine from aquamag or something like that...

Magnets are pretty strong so there’s no chance it’ll fall off even when it grows into a colony. You can also move them if for some reason it can’t adapt to the light in that spot , etc

If you wanna glue it down though, do some super glue layering, meaning put a bead of glue down and just put under water to form that milky membrane but the glue underneath still wet, out of the water and another bead on top , find your spot(make sure there’s no film algae in that spot, press down and wiggle left to right to break that glue bubble. Hold for 1 minute and it should stay.

You gotta glue it flat though, no edges or bases.

Itll start plating eventually or growing branches outwards...

Hope that makes sense...

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I don't really want to buy the magnetic stuff, since my tank is kind of a budget tank. I'll try that gluing method though. I was trying to glue the edge of the coral, so that might have been the reason they didn't say very long. But they were already cut on that edge and I really wanted to get that plating look immediately. Guess I should be more patient :)

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5 hours ago, Duane Clark said:

If you do end up going the magnetic route, check out the website for NanoRox.com.

Duane, cool magnetic rock . Looks like it’s your website. Do you have some more pictures of it from different angles? 

I would be interested.

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1 hour ago, Andreww said:

Duane, cool magnetic rock . Looks like it’s your website. Do you have some more pictures of it from different angles? 

I would be interested.

Hey Andrew.  Not sure which pics you have seen.  Here are some I have on my phone but I think some were used on the site.   F617F596-519E-46E9-B0A0-239DAA8520C3.thumb.jpeg.d622b46c5a4f573f485fa1abe1b735c1.jpegD96DBC2B-764F-4E1A-ACDE-7DCC714D8693.thumb.jpeg.870bedd7d1f520fa85e269b14dfb4cb3.jpeg

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Thanks for that. The piece looks big in pictures but I guess it’s actually pretty small which I like cuz I’m just trying to fill in small gaps in the aquascape..

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It’s a 14 gallon I have it in.  Here is a pic of one in my hand.  Its meant to serve as a kind of ledge but It’s made for nanos so not large at all.   Hope this helps.  Pm me with any questions.  I fear I am hijacking the post 

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3 hours ago, Osmium said:

Oh damn those look awesome! When I have extra cash I will definitely have to pick one up. Are there smaller ones? Those are a bit big for my little 5 gallon

Thank you!  Yeah this one may be too large but I have two more designs going up soon and one of them is for smaller or picco tanks that would be ideal 

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I literally just moved my encrusting montis to the back glass a few hours ago. I just used the same superglue, epoxy, superglue method I use to attach corals to rock. 

 

 

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Late reply here but if interested the smaller single frag PicoRox are available.  

 

I have have  pics and a video of them in the tank at www.nanorox.com 

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On 10/29/2018 at 12:19 AM, Osmium said:

I don't really want to buy the magnetic stuff, since my tank is kind of a budget tank. I'll try that gluing method though. I was trying to glue the edge of the coral, so that might have been the reason they didn't say very long. But they were already cut on that edge and I really wanted to get that plating look immediately. Guess I should be more patient 🙂

If you’ve got some rock and magnets lying around, you could make one! 

 

https://www.nano-reef.com/forums/topic/400093-diy-rock-frag-plug-floating-island/

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CarolinaShoreReef
On 10/29/2018 at 2:24 PM, NanoRox said:

Hey Andrew.  Not sure which pics you have seen.  Here are some I have on my phone but I think some were used on the site.   F617F596-519E-46E9-B0A0-239DAA8520C3.thumb.jpeg.d622b46c5a4f573f485fa1abe1b735c1.jpegD96DBC2B-764F-4E1A-ACDE-7DCC714D8693.thumb.jpeg.870bedd7d1f520fa85e269b14dfb4cb3.jpeg

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This looks great! 

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