- AquaScape Fix Bonding Adhesive - Fauna Marin
Fauna Marin AquaScape Fix will change how you frag and aquascape. The reusable adhesive comes in a pellet form that when added to hot water will melt into an easy to use putty that will solidify when it cools in your tanks water. Any extra can be cooled and reused at any later date.
Three Sizes Available:
- 250 mL - Perfect size occasional fragging and mounting
- 500 mL - Ideal size for smaller aquascapes and extensive fragging and mounting
- 1000 mL - Excellent size for larger aquascapes and commercial aquaculture facilities
Do not microwave or apply to a direct heat source
AquaScape Fix can be used to glue corals, rocks, or decorations in your fresh or saltwater aquarium. The pellets that make up AquaScape Fix are a unique composition that lets you mix work with it, forming and molding it into the particular shape and position you desire around your corals and rocks. AquaScape Fix does not leave your hands with any residue nor does it smell, and if you have ever worked with epoxy or superglue before you know how messy and smelly they can be.
- Seawater Research Lab Tested
- Doesn't stick to your fingers
- Shrinks as it cools creating a super-strong bond
How to use AquaScape Fix
Pour a small amount of warm water (over 110℉) into a portion of AquaScape Fix pellets and let them sit for a few seconds while they heat up, we like to use disposable coffee cups. The beads will turn from an opaque white to a clear jelly like consistency as they heat up. Scoop out the flexible AquaScape Fix and use it to bond corals to rocks, frag, or plugs. Holding the items being glued in tank water for a few seconds will allow the AquaScape Fix to cool and firm up quickly. Any remaining unused adhesive can be placed back in the original container for later use.
Tips: The viscosity can change as the pellets get warmer. For a thinner consistency use a warmer water and let them sit longer soaking up the heat.
Do not microwave or apply to a direct heat source
BIG MISTAKE! By Stephen on 6/15/2019Stephen wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI do aquarium builds for a living and used this product on a ton of my clients projects and after about 6 months, it disintegrated, causing the rock work in every single tank I used it in to crash down and fall apart. Scratched glass from falling rocks, broken coral, tons of my lost time repairing, and a lost trust from my clients. The damage has been priceless and it has hurt my reputation.
Furthermore, every tank I have used this product in has reported a high level of Tin on a Triton test.
Fauna Marin should have gone through more extensive testing phase before marketing it out to people who trust them to create a suitable product for the job. NOT happy at all. Hobbyist have been eagerly looking for a product that works better than standard plumbers putty or super glue, but this is not it. I would pull this from the shelves, this product is a major fail and will wreck your tank in many ways.
Great for about 16 months, and then... By Paul on 4/28/2019Paul wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI was really impressed with this product at first, I was able to build a really nice aquascape that seemed invincible! Now, 16 months later, it’s starting to fall apart. I’ve had a major incident with my centrepiece ‘floating legde’ falling, at a cost of some ‘accidental frags’ and major disruption. Now other parts are also falling apart and I am struggling to triage the issue.
I wouldn’t recommend this product for any major aquascaping, and I am not sure I’d recommend for any minor work either.
I honestly thought I was on to a winner with this product, but I will never use again.
OK will try again By Steve on 9/2/2018Steve would recommend this product to a friendI got this and "melted" it in warm water per the instructions on the canister. No help, no good. The product is from Denmark, so something must have been lost in translation, as warm water does absolutely nothing to melt the granules. So I placed them instead in boiling water, and they turn immediately to a clear, glue like gel. Will retry in the coming weeks with what now, to me, is a completely different product. Warm versus Boiling!
Works but..... By Ant on 2/3/2018Ant wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI REALLY wanted to like this stuff. I applied some to part of my scape and it did hold very well. People complain about it not sticking and they're right it doesn't stick. You have to mold it around the rocks you're attempting to join. After it cures it'll be legit, but it also leaves it exposed to view and that is my main problem with this stuff. It's SUPER GLOSSY WHITE!!! Distractingly so and NOTHING will grow on it so even after a few months it's still as visible as the day it went on. Folks say it should be purple. I really doubt this would solve anything as then you'd just have this shiny purple mass on your rocks. Stick with epoxy, folks. Little messier and takes a bit more work, but until something better comes along (which this aint) it'll be my go to. -A
Doesn't last By Reemat12 on 12/28/2017Reemat12 wouldn't recommend this product to a friendAt first I thought it was great, held everything in place and allowed me to create some great looks. After being in the tank for 6 months bonds would separate and structures would fall.
Yes, it does work By Mark on 11/20/2017Mark would recommend this product to a friendI used this to create a bonsai-inspired aquascape with rocks that were already in my tank. Once you understand how to turn the pellets into the putty (it took a few tries but ended up just using boiling water), this stuff was great. Since the rocks I were bonding were already wet after removing them from my tank, I made sure to leave plenty of time for the product to set. I ended up creating an aquascape that was over 30 lbs and made of 7 different rocks that I could pick up with one hand. Looking back, I won't use as much of the putty because this stuff holds so well.
Terrible. By specialk on 2/27/2017specialk wouldn't recommend this product to a friendStuff does not stick. At all. Total waste of money ... I should have just used some bubble gum instead - in fact I seriously think gum would work better then this product.
Good, but could be great By Dustin on 2/1/2017Dustin would recommend this product to a friendI LOVE the fact that this is reusable - it's easy to apply, holds well (even though it isn't sticky), doesn't mess with the skimmer, etc. - it's great! There's only one shortcoming in my opinion - it's STARK WHITE. Making it coraline purple or even aged rock grey would make this the obvious choice.
A+ can't get better than this By vjohnson0906 on 1/26/2017vjohnson0906 would recommend this product to a friendI had friends that were skeptical of this product. SO, when i reaquascaped my 120g peninsula tank, i decided to use only this product. Well, disaster struck a few weeks later, and my tank cracked and i had 120g of water that ruined my house.
this occurred at 4am, so all the fish were hiding in my rock work. I obviously had to save them before the tank ran out of water, and i had the HARDEST time getting my rock work apart. i had to chisel it apart with a screwdriver.
saved the fish, and after ServPro left, I went back through my rocks with a cup of hot water and flicked off the putty. back in the jar it went, ready to be used again.
the stuff DEFINITELY has a learning curve. It was frustrating to use at first, but once you get how to use it correctly it works like a dream. make sure you really shove the putty into the small nooks in both rocks you are putting together. you won't be able to get them apart. the rocks being wet weren't a problem for me once i learned how to use it properly.
Not Worth it By shaywood on 1/23/2017shaywood wouldn't recommend this product to a friendHaving used this product for a while now, it not very good. Bottom line it does not stick well.
Works great, easy to work with By Scott on 12/25/2016Scott would recommend this product to a friendI bought the 1L jar to aquascape dry rock in a new 190 gal. It worked great. I used a small ball of it under a few base rocks on the bottom of the tank to keep them from wobbling. When connecting the rocks together, I would connect a few at a time and let them harden before connecting\stacking any more. The gel would stay flexible long enough (if warm enough) for me to affix two points on one side of a rock and lift up the other side to add the gel to the other side and press the rocks together. Once the gel was in place between two rocks I would press any that squeezed out back around the rock and generally would stick a couple of rock crumbs into it to help hide the joint.
Occasionally I would misplace the gel or I would mess around too long and it would firm up. I simply pulled it off and dropped it back in the warm water and reused it. Very easy to use. No mess and I can take as long as I needed to once I started. You don't have to worry about mixing up too much at once since any left overs can be cooled and used later.
I used water from a near-boiling water tap we have at the kitchen sink mixed with a little tap water to bring the temperature down. Then occasionally replaced part of the water with fresh near-boiling water as the water cooled (I was working for hours on the aquascaping).
Doesn't really work. By Tully on 12/12/2016Tully wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI had high hopes for this. The beads dissolve nicely into a moldable putty-ish glob. It seems like it would work great, but it doesn't stick to wet rocks, It sort of works if you can push and squeeze it into the nooks, holes and cracks but then it shrinks as it cools and pulls apart. I would send it back if I could. I'll stick to super glue gel.