carlson at waquarium.org
Thu Feb 8 05:03:10 EST 2001
FYI: In our experience, the two-part stick-epoxy putty does not harden to
the same strength as the Z-Spar splash zone compound. The stick-epoxies
tend to crumble after a year or so, or otherwise dislodge from the rocks
very easily. These products are certainly convenient and not as messy as
the splash zone compound, but I wouldn't trust them to hold a coral in
place for long in the ocean.
Perhaps others have had better experience with these products but I would
not recommend them for use in the ocean.
At 09:58 AM 2/7/2001 -0600, _._. wrote:
>At 9:49 PM -0500 2/6/01, you wrote:
> >I know of one such epoxy. It was illustrated in a terrific article in the
> >Marine Fish and Reef USA annual Magazine 2001. The article was entitled
> >Coral Propagation in the Home Aquarium: A Cut Goes A Long Way by Randy
> >Donowitz. The article discussed Strategies for attaching coral fragments.
> >The article is worth looking up. The material used is called Aqua
> >tik( Stone Grey Epoxy Putty). It comes in a syringe type tube. Unfortunately
> >I do not have a manufacturers name. My best guess would be to try to find
> >the email address of Mr. Donowitz. Perhaps someone could help in this
>Steve and others,
>The Aquastik mentioned above may or may not be from DuPont Dow, it is kind
>of hard to tell. Most WWW citations mention a company called Two Little
>Fishies. Their web page at
>http://petsforum.com/twolilfishies/tlf_prod_access.html contains some
>information about Aquastik and a link to their page for orders.
>And http://www.acropora.com/library/juliansprung.html has a little more
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