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TERRIBLE PRODUCT! BEWARE! By Jdubs on 11/17/2014Jdubs wouldn't recommend this product to a friendTHIS STUFF SEEMS TO HOLD PRETTY WELL, MY ISSUE IS NOT WITH THE STRENGTH OF THE PUTTY. THE PROBLEM I HAVE IS THAT IT HAS BEEN 5 DAYS SINCE I USED IT, AND MY SKIMMER IS STILL GOING ABSOLUTELY CRAZY! CANT SEE 2 INCHES INTO THE TANK NOTHING BUT BUBBLES...PACKAGE SAYS TURN OFF SKIMMER FOR 36 HOURS BUT THIS IS RIDICULOUS. I HAVE TRIED TO CONTACT TWO LITTLE FISHES FOR ADVICE TWICE AND GOT ZERO HELP. NOW I'M STUCK WITH A VERY HEAVILY STOCKED TANK AND I CANT RUN MY SKIMMER! NOTHING BUT PROBLEMS! BEWARE!!!
Can't live without it. :) By Brian on 6/17/2014Brian would recommend this product to a friendI'm surprised at the negative reviews. Yes it does not stick well to a wet surface.. You have to realize it has limits. Sometimes glue is better but sometimes this is what you need.
Sometimes I mix pebbles in it as a filler.
Works well By aquaJoe on 6/4/2014aquaJoe would recommend this product to a friendI've been using this for a while now to mount frags, etc. It's easy to work with and sets hard relatively quickly, but not so fast that you have to race. It doesn't stick to wet surfaces very well, so I use the standard technique of placing crazy glue on the sides of the epoxy that will be sticking to live rock and frag. This stick well, but it is still easy enough to pop off if you need to relocated, etc.
Works great By Gary on 4/22/2014Gary would recommend this product to a friendDoesn't cloud the water and holds tight after it sets.
Great product By Aqua Man Stan on 1/29/2014Aqua Man Stan would recommend this product to a friendEasy to use epoxy. Holds well. Just be sure to follow the directions.
Not pleased with the results By chris on 1/15/2014chris wouldn't recommend this product to a friendFor me this stuff didnt hold very well. I applied it liberally to my rock formation and have half of the areas I applied it to crack so those joints are no longer holding anything in place. This isnt a fault of the product but this stuff barely goes very far. For me to finish my entire formation i would have needed about 4 or 5 more sticks and i only have a 90g tank. Its very messy to work with and strength is not that good.
Best one i"ve used By Thanh on 12/24/2013Thanh would recommend this product to a friendLike with all other Putty adhesive you must use it in conjunction with acrylic gel glue. I have several brands that i have used. the purple one, the green one from Coral life. Then i used this one (stone grey). It works and meads go much smoother than the other putty.
Works ok! By 08TRDOFFROAD on 12/16/201308TRDOFFROAD would recommend this product to a friendI purchased this to help with attaching corals to my live rock. I had a hard time getting it to stick to wet corals and my live rock, but once it set it seems to be holding my hammer coral in place. Overall, it is doing is job, but would have liked to see a more positive attachment initially.
Won't set underwater By Michael on 12/16/2013Michael wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI'm sure it would work fine out of water. I couldn't get it to set under water.
Good for its intended use By DRock on 7/22/2013DRock would recommend this product to a friendI have used at least 5 tubes of this stuff. Works well for bonding live rock and frags. Note that you need to hold in place for a few minutes to let it start setting up. I also will turn off my pumps during this process to keep things still.
Strong - read if you are buying this with BRS dry rock By Jeff on 6/1/2013Jeff would recommend this product to a friendEpoxy putty is strong, and I use the Aquastik brand for my rock work.
My guess is a few of us are looking at this item to complement a purchase of BRS dry live rock - below is my suggestion:
If you just want to ensure that rocks are balanced on top of each other, my bet is everything sold here will work.
If you are putting together complex, weight-bearing structures (ex: arches) that look natural, I suggest buying 2 4-ounce sticks for every 50 pounds of dry rock; also, add an order of gel super glue to your order. Using enough Aquastik and applying the gel super glue between the Aquastik and rock after settling gives the rock work a lot of strength.
Optional: rinse/scrub the rock in saltwater and let it re-dry before you start applying this item. Certain surfaces on the dry rock will "come apart" once re-hydrated - it makes applying the Aquastik difficult,but you can avoid most of this with the rinse/scrub/re-dry.
It's OK By cbsopp on 5/30/2013cbsopp would recommend this product to a friendOnce it sets it is great, but getting it to do what you want it to do is tough.
AquaStik Underwater Epoxy Putty – Stone Grey for marine and freshwater aquariums, Ponds and Paludariums. Also useful in Reptile & Small Animal habitats. Neutral color. Non-toxic to fish, plants & small animals. Cures dry, damp, or underwater.
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