Major disappointment By Livewreck on 3/30/2015
Livewreck wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
This glue is great for connecting almost anything to anything else when the gluing process is performed in air. So it worked perfectly when gluing coral frags to pieces of rubble. In fact, it was the best glue I ever used for gluing pieces of rock together IN AIR.
But as soon as the glue hits saltwater, it skims over immediately, then becomes putty-like, and will not stick the rubble to live rock. I kept applying more and more glue just before placing the frags in my tank but they never held. After several attempts, I'd have to remove all the glue and start over. Still no adhesion. - I had 7 frags to attach to my live rock and met with 6 out of 7 failures.
Finally, I had to go to my LFS and buy a tube of Seachem's Reef Glue, and that worked the first time, every time. - I've had marine aquariums for more than 10 years. I know how to glue frags onto live rock. And I simply do not understand the rave reviews of some of my fellow hobbyists. Cg glue is the worst coral glue I have ever used (and I'm sorry to say that because my other Eco Tech products are first class).
Seen better By dwayne on 10/12/2014
dwayne wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
For the price and what it does I was not impress with it. Had to use too much and also it is easy to get hard once use under water. I ended up throwing it away because it was hard.
My Choice By JB on 7/19/2014
JB would recommend this product to a friend
Used a number of glues with frustration. This has been the best yet. Have been through a few bottles now, and feel I have enough experience to properly review. Handling is awesome-nice consistent gel. I suggest a quick rub with something rough to your target rock to remove any debris/algae. Dry base of coral or plug to be glued. Apply gel, and go directly into water. Hold in position, and after a short time you should notice it is "holding". I do this with water movement off and leave off for about 15 minutes.
Occasionally I will have small sps frag knocked off by large turbo snail. But with other glues, I was constantly re-gluing. Not sure about the few negative reviews here, they could not be talking about this product. Sorry for the long review, but I have used many. This is noticeably better. JB
decent By steve on 4/10/2014
steve wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
needing an excess amount to hold anything in place, regardless of coral size, I recommend dipping it in a separate container of tank water to remove the film prior to placing in tank - Over priced, I will now only use BRS brand glues
Strong By Kyle on 1/31/2014
Kyle would recommend this product to a friend
Very Strong Product. Does everything & more than I expected. Will use again & again!
Easy as Pie By Ivan on 1/25/2014
Ivan would recommend this product to a friend
I got tired of buying the $1 gel glue and never being in stock at the local stores. I like how the cap has a metal pin to insure I complete closed fit. Having so much glue in such a large bottle made it easy to handle. Made it easy to add one dot dip and add a second for unique situations. I glued down a large frag size of a small colony, and that thing isn't budging.
It was a bit watery at 1st (like ketchup if you don't shake it) but after I squeezed that out it was nice and thick. Keeping in fridge as recommended.
I did try to glue underwater and worked fine, but let go and unsqueezed and water wasted some of the glue. oops.
Will buy more, IF i ever run out.
worth the extra money By chefmur on 11/26/2013
chefmur would recommend this product to a friend
I have tried all the products out there for coral glue and this stuff is the best. Nice and thick does not run sown the side of the coral plug, its worth the extra money in my opinion
Thin and terrible By Kyle on 11/21/2013
Kyle would recommend this product to a friend
This glue is as thick as water. It did not stay on the plug and spread all over the table and my hands. I will NOT use this over-priced junk again. Boston Aquatics, MUCH cheaper, and glue as thick as peanut butter!
Works great By Gerard on 10/18/2013
Gerard would recommend this product to a friend
Works as stated and I have no complaints. The best glue I have used to date.
Really strong holing power but... By Tim on 7/30/2013
Tim would recommend this product to a friend
I bought this glue specifically for DRY aquascaping my new reef tank before I add water. And I have to say when it dries it holds like crazy. What I didn't know till I did it was that it takes almost 24 hour to hold. Not an exageration. If i had know that i would have gotten an eccelerator for it. As it is, it sets up faster in water and works great there. And l like how it looks wayyyy better then apoxy for "scapping". last bit, it costs too much, welcome to the hobby and anything Ecotech.
Another great product from ecotech By Roger on 5/29/2013
Roger would recommend this product to a friend
I had purchased 2 ecotech's mp10w's for my 65 gallon and was very pleased. i thought since I had the such good luck with mp10w's I would try the glue. I was not sipleased works great lives upto the ecotech's reputation. Kinda of expensive though
great product By goodall on 3/29/2013
goodall would recommend this product to a friend
great product works fast and holds tight.
Great Stuff By Phillip on 2/11/2013
Phillip would recommend this product to a friend
I have used other brands and this is by far the best!
Keep the tips clean after each use and buy extra tips when ordering the big bottle.
Good Stuff By Todd on 1/14/2013
Todd would recommend this product to a friend
I am new to reefing but this stuff works good. Glued all of my Fiji rock together with out any issues and is strong. Really goes a long ways, no need for the giant bottle unless you are doing some serious glueing. Watch the instructional videos, when used for glueing frags etc under water it really helps to apply the glue twice before placing it on the rock.
great glue just a little expensive By Eric on 1/6/2013
Eric would recommend this product to a friend
I really like this product on my second big bottle. first was to aquascape my rocks and now for corals and fraging. the glue really helped my rocks stay together and the color of the glue after a few months turns to the same color as the rocks and blends. if used and applied properly you will have a successful trial of this glue. oh and btw i glued majority of my rocks underwater. reason why i gave 4 instead of 5 stars is the price. other then that it works.
Great! By Tom on 12/27/2012
Tom would recommend this product to a friend
This glue is amazing! It is thick, holds immediately and kept my frags in place. It can even be used underwater. That was a great aspect and a big plus! Overall its a great product and works really well.
pricey By Thomas on 8/16/2012
Thomas would recommend this product to a friend
Overall I have to say I like it but they are pretty proud of it.
Fail By Lyndon on 8/5/2012
Lyndon wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
Got the big bottle. It jammed stuck after a month and now i cant get any glue out. I cut the tip cause the cap wont unscrew.
I love the BRS gel glue. Its like day and night compared to this useless product from Ecotech.
Talk about an expensive paperweight.
Great Glue By Rklion on 6/29/2012
Rklion would recommend this product to a friend
Best glue I ever tried.... Makes life a lot easier...you can use it under water just when you squeeze out glue of course water will get in so don't release the bottle after compression and remove from water so it can refill the bottle with air... Duh. Best glue on the market. Can glue softies without chemical release killing them and thicker viscosity makes setting frags simple.
Really nice glue By Justin on 5/31/2012
Justin would recommend this product to a friend
I have no clue what the other negative reviews are talking about. One of the best non epoxy glues I used for reefing. I have also used it at least 12 times with no problems the next time I go to use it. Just like any other glue you need to clean the tip before putting that cap back on.
Performs as stated By Bob on 5/14/2012
Bob would recommend this product to a friend
This stuff is really good. It sticks just as advertised and makes working with small frags easy.
Expensive glue By Powderblue on 5/13/2012
Powderblue wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I got this glue thinking I can use it underwater, what a mistake, I glued some of the sps under water, and the water got in the bottle. It dried up the top section of the glue. I have to drill a hole to use the remaining glues. If used outside of water it works fine and it's a lot of glues.
effective product By Cody on 5/4/2012
Cody would recommend this product to a friend
Surprised to see all the negative reviews. I have had a large bottle for about 6 mos. It has worked great for all applications. I do not refrigerate mine. I have used at least 100x for small and large areas. No real complaints.
Love this stuff!! By Shannon on 3/24/2012
Shannon would recommend this product to a friend
I've used just about every combination of stuff and gotta say I love this stuff and will always sit in my fridge from now on. As long as you use it correctly. Is a little pricey tho
good product, hard to use By John on 3/9/2012
John wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
The glue itself is great. The hard bottle is a pain to use, extremely difficult to squeeze any glue out of it. I trying warming it a bit, ie. held it in my hands for about 10 minutes prior to using, glue was no longer gel when warmed. Very disappointing.
Bad very BAD By Rafael on 2/27/2012
Rafael wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
for a new hobbiest, I went with this product hearing many good things about it., I will not recommend it, oh boy I got big white globs of glue on my rocks and it looks bad, not to mention all the others before me, on thier reviews, I had the same problems...dont buy this....
Good as a superglue By Miguel Garrido on 2/25/2012
Miguel Garrido wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
This is the pricey version of the cheap superglue, nothing special but with an ecotech Label.
Glues well but hard to get out of bottle By Eric on 2/12/2012
Eric would recommend this product to a friend
I find the EcoTech glue very quick setting and good at holding the corals in the tank, but the bottle is very rigid making it incredibly difficult to get the glue on to the frag. Also by 'glues under water' they mean the glue the can set under water not that you cannot actually hold the bottle underwater to release glue.
Good glue By michael on 1/28/2012
michael would recommend this product to a friend
Good glue a little pricey
No no By Kevin on 1/10/2012
Kevin wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I have to use a hammer to get glue out from a brand new bottle. Horrible hard plastic bottle. Don't buy this please
Stick with epoxy or regular super glue! By frank on 1/2/2012
frank wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
Had my hopes up since I own the Vortechs. Glad I didn't get the $50 bottle. Ecotech should not make the claim that its good underwater. Good for gluing out the water but why spend $20-$50 when you can use epoxy or regular super glue for $1. Save your money on this product.
Garbage By Craig on 11/13/2011
Craig wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I was talking into purchasing this. At first, I thought is was great because it was thick and not runny. The pin in the cap that is supposed to keep the tip clear did not work and clogged. I had to cut the tip off of the bottle. Then too much glue came out and made a mess. I made the mistake others did and tried it under water...big mistake. If you get a tiny bit of water in the bottle, the entire thing will cure. I will stick with the cheap stuff.
Bad underwater quality!!! By kress300 on 11/4/2011
kress300 wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I got this product due its claims of great use for underwater mounting. This glue doesn't come close. I tried using this underwater and the only thing it did was make a huge mess, if you are working underwater stick with epoxy!
Not worth the money By Micah on 11/1/2011
Micah wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I got a free sample of it from the SeaMAX event in Seatle 2011. GREAT for gluing frags OUT of the water, but when I used it in the tank, the whole bottle cured. You have to squeeze really hard to get any out and you can't stop squeezing until it's out of the tank.
Worst glue ever By Douglas on 11/1/2011
Douglas wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I was very excited to give this glue a try especially with its claims for being usable under water. I was severely disappointed. It was very hard to get anything out of the bottle for my first use. The next time a went to use it a couple of days later, the whole bottle had gone hard. Don't buy this!