Star polyp attachment question

Discussion in 'Fragging Techniques' started by jerth6932, Oct 27, 2008.

  1. jerth6932

    jerth6932 Active Member

    Under normal circumstances, how long does it take for a Star polyp colony take to attach it's self to the rock work? I have it being held in place by a rubberband, and I don't want it to incoperate its self into the stars. Just a general idea, cause I know there is obsily a range depending on tons of things!
    I figured this would be a good forum to post because of fragging/attachment issues!
     
  2. groupergenius

    groupergenius Active Member

    I usually just use superglue gel.
     
  3. saltn00b

    saltn00b Active Member

    +1 to grouper
     
  4. jerth6932

    jerth6932 Active Member

    Ok good and well.... but I am using the CHEAPER method! (Young family... barley could afford the rubber band..... ) But just to answer the original question, about how long is the attachment period so I can pull the rubber band?
    THANK YOU BOTH for you input!!! Just was wanting an answer to the situation I am using!
     
  5. braydonosu

    braydonosu Member

    I purchased a colony on a 1.5" plug, placed the plug on rock where it would not fall or slide unless it was pushed pretty hard. After about a week to a week and a half the colony had started to encrust the rock that the plug was on. It has gone from the origional 1.5" DIA to about 2" or so in under a month. Hope that helps - I have never used the glue or rubberbands for stars, just put them somewhere that the flow cannot blow them away.
     
  6. jerth6932

    jerth6932 Active Member

    cool so just check with them about a week out then, cool! Thanks.... If any one else has a diff time frame just let me know! THX!
     
  7. b sharkey

    b sharkey New Member

    I have accutally tried 3 different methods. The first one I placed a piece of my Star polyps under a rock and it took about 2 weeks for them to stay. The next one I rubberbanded and when the rubberband broke they stayed. But the best one i used is the super glue gel (MUST BE THE GEL ... my brother-in-law used the regular superglue and when he placed the polyp in the tank it ran and his fish ate it. It glued the fishes mouth shut and he had to do surgery with a paperclip to get the fishes mouth open and pull the glue out GOOD NEWS!! the fish is fine!) ... You can pick it up at any dollar tree store. Once you glue them on they are ussually out within the hour! GOOD LUCK!!
     
  8. jerth6932

    jerth6932 Active Member

    Originally Posted by B Sharkey

    I have accutally tried 3 different methods. The first one I placed a piece of my Star polyps under a rock and it took about 2 weeks for them to stay. The next one I rubberbanded and when the rubberband broke they stayed. But the best one i used is the super glue gel (MUST BE THE GEL ... my brother-in-law used the regular superglue and when he placed the polyp in the tank it ran and his fish ate it. It glued the fishes mouth shut and he had to do surgery with a paperclip to get the fishes mouth open and pull the glue out GOOD NEWS!! the fish is fine!) ... You can pick it up at any dollar tree store. Once you glue them on they are ussually out within the hour! GOOD LUCK!!
    THX for the time frame! Not great that the fish got his mouth stuck, funny but not great! Glad he's fine!
     
  9. ride4life2k5

    ride4life2k5 New Member

    It might take a week or two. But unless you want star polyps all and I mean ALL over, I would put them on a rock away from the rest of your rockwork. They will spread over everything, and once they spread, its very hard to remove them from the rock. They will smother other corals near them as the grow. Just a word of advise, take it with a grain of salt if you wish. The best place for star polyps is glued to the back wall of your tank. Good luck with the tank and with the family.
     
  10. jerth6932

    jerth6932 Active Member

    THX for the advise!
     
  11. jerth6932

    jerth6932 Active Member

    "It might take a week or two. But unless you want star polyps all and I mean ALL over, I would put them on a rock away from the rest of your rockwork. They will spread over everything, and once they spread, its very hard to remove them from the rock. They will smother other corals near them as the grow. Just a word of advise, take it with a grain of salt if you wish. The best place for star polyps is glued to the back wall of your tank. Good luck with the tank and with the family."
    Yup, should of followed this advise..... They took over, have killed off several zoa colonies and trying to invade the SPS. Not the best investment :( Darn weed!
     
  12. siptang

    siptang Guest

    I wanna try it on the wall now after reading this.
    What do I do? Just superglue on the wall? What about the water in the tank? Any advices?
     
  13. jerth6932

    jerth6932 Active Member

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Siptang
    I wanna try it on the wall now after reading this.
    What do I do? Just superglue on the wall? What about the water in the tank? Any advices?
    Yes, just glue it to the wall it will do its thing from there! What do you mean the water in the tank? Advice: make sure it can't eventually reach on a rock something that you do not want it to kill/take over, other then that its cool stuff. I prefer the branching mat kind over the normal mat, cause it makes cool designs.
     
  14. siptang

    siptang Guest

    Well I want to put in on the back wall of the dt. Water is always full in there and I was wondering if it's ok to just stick it in there while the water is in there. Obviously I haven't tried before lol and I was wondering if glue will still hold and everything if it's still in water. I just hope that my butterfly and flame angel doesn't eat it all up.
     
  15. gemmy

    gemmy Active Member

    Does anyone have pics of this? I like the idea, but pics help.
     
  16. jerth6932

    jerth6932 Active Member

    IF no one posts I will get a pic of this from my LFS display tank they have it done in there tank.
     
  17. wartooth1

    wartooth1 Member

    One of my first corals was a small colony of GPS. I put it on top of a rock I thought it looked good on and after about 3 weeks it naturally attached itself to the rock and began spreading.
     

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