- Extra Thick Gel Super Glue - Bulk Reef Supply
Why does BRS recommend this?
The extra thick gel super glue is a great value and is one of the easiest glues to work with. Employees at BRS choose to use the 20-gram tube for its ease of use and the ability to get every last drop out of the tube. The extra thick gel super glue is slightly thicker than traditional thick super glues.
BRS Extra Thick Gel Super Glue is 100% reef safe and perfect for attaching corals to frag mounts or aquascaping with rocks and other materials. Extra thick gel super glues are chosen because they hold their shape and stay put better than regular superglues, which allows them to work well for attaching frags underwater or for holding larger frags like acropora branches better, and it fills gaps where runnier glues would just puddle on the surface. Thinner glues can work well for flat surface to surface bonds such as zoanthid mats, but thick gel superglue has a little more versatility as well as a longer cure time.
Choose from 3 different sizes:
- 1 oz bottle
- 20 g tube
- 10 oz bottle (includes two dispensing tips)
Note: Dispensing tips may clog after use, but can be cleaned with acetone to remove excess glue.
Special Note: During storage, it is common for the glue components to separate, and you may encounter the glue dispensing in a very runny form. This is easily remedied by shaking the bottle or kneeding the tube several times to mix the glue components back together.
Extra Thick Glue By EZ on 4/28/2020EZ would recommend this product to a friendI have tried many others, but thus far this is my go-to glue for frags. I love that I can apply it under water without a mess. In addition, when I add the glue to a frag outside of the water a portion of it does not come off and float around the water to find somewhere like my plumbing or a powerhead to set up.
Tips for gel glue great stuff By Paul on 3/5/2020Paul would recommend this product to a friendI have used 100's of tubes of this stuff ,so here are my tips for success . If you are gluing a piece of coral to a rock in the water, its best to use a separate tube (NOT A BOTTLE, THE BOTTLE WILL SUCK WATER BACK INTO ITSELF) to work underwater ,squeeze some glue on to the rock in the tank, forcing it into the rock itself using the tip of the tube to spread it around in the crevices of the desired area. Then out of the water, spread some gel on the contact point of the base of the coral itself and make contact glue on glue in the tank. Once you have done this, lift the coral off its contact point which will allow the glue to start to set. At this point push the coral back in place and give it a little twist and maneuver it into its final position and hold it for a few seconds until you feel that it has set and you're done. Keep your eye on it for a minute to be sure you're good. The tube you used in the water should be wiped off with a paper towel and the tip cleaned as best you can. Next, squeeze out a little more glue to be sure there is no water In the tip. If it clogs up then just cut off a little piece of the tip and put the cap back on.Good luck and happy reefing !!!
Pure liquid By Corey on 12/19/2019Corey wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI really wanted to like this and have ordered multiple times thinking perhaps i got a bad tube. Theres never a gel and it winds up everywhere! Maybe Im doing something wrong but its glue. I should open and squirt a gel. I get a watery liquid glue EVERY time.
Great stuff By wendell on 11/2/2019wendell would recommend this product to a friendAmazing stuff especially since you get so much but not only because of the quantity it strong sets great . Highly recommend.
Great Gel! By Jolene on 9/3/2019Jolene would recommend this product to a friendI see a lot of people complaining about this gel and I know exactly what they mean, but hear me out this stuff is kind of like mustard when you first try to get it out of the bottle, it’s runny. But after you use it and get past the watery part, it’s the best glue ever for glueing frags under water. Every time I open a tube (and believe me I buy a ton of this stuff) it happens. I don’t think it’s a defect it’s just the way it is. In one of Ryan’s videos he says getting a bubble in the glue under the water and pushing the frag against the rock where the bubble is. It works! I even have a huge leather I can’t pry away from a rock bc I used this.
WAS NOT THICK AT ALL, TRASH (CS CONTACTING) By Vinny on 3/12/2019Vinny wouldn't recommend this product to a friendi would never buy this again i used it it was 100% liquid and just squirted everywhere created a huge mess and didn't stick at all underwater Very displeased and i wish i could get my money back for this terrible product DO NOT BUY
It's glue and it glues stuff. By Kevin on 1/26/2019Kevin would recommend this product to a friendI used the BRS extra thick glue along with an accelerator and epoxy putty for reefscaping large pieces of rock. For smaller pieces of rock (quarter size) I only used the glue and everything set and is holding together well. Did not have any issues with the thickness of the glue as others have had. I have not used the glue underwater yet so I cant comment on how well it will work when submerged but I was happy with what I used it for and will order more.
Simply doesn't work By David on 12/3/2018David wouldn't recommend this product to a friendHow come zero stars isn't an option? I've been using Loctite Super Glue from the grocery store forever and never had any issues. I received a tube of this stuff when I ordered a full frag kit from BRS, When I ran out of Loctite I started using this. It doesn't hold for <bleep>. Attaching frags to the plugs takes forever before it sets, and even then it sets rubbery not solid. Gluing something directly to a rock already in the tank? Forget it. It will never stick. I would say that maybe it will get better when I get to the lower half of the tube (as others have experienced) but that would require me actually using this stuff again, which isn't going to happen.
Didn't stick too well and tip clogged after one use By Peter on 11/3/2018Peter wouldn't recommend this product to a friendMy summary says it all. Had much better results with the BSI IC-Gel product. Tried to switch caps but threads not a match.
hardly qualifies as gel - very thin for reef CA By Weylin on 10/3/2018Weylin wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI almost had an epic accident the first time I used this glue today. I'm accustomed to Bob Smith (BSI) gel CA, which is very thick and gel-like. I wrongly/dangerously assumed the same of the BRS glue -- holy shit I almost smeared it all over my tank glass when it came flooding out of the tube and dripping off the little rock I was gluing in place!!! SAFETY FIRST
Even after realizing the properties of it, I still couldn't glue anything down with it because it won't build up on the frag plug, and then risks dripping all over the frags and your fingers. Very unsatisfied for reefing. It'll work well for modeling though.
Good but not great... By Nick on 7/22/2018Nick would recommend this product to a friendI’ve used this glue for a couple years now, I’ve noticed recently that the tubes aren’t filled fully and there’s a bunch of watery liquid that comes out. I’d say almost a quarter of the tube is emptied before the good stuff comes out. I know times are tough but maybe stop giving away $1500 grow lamps and keep the glue quality the same?
Doesn't stick and tip of bottle always jammed. You can get better glue at the dollar store. By Nick on 7/8/2018Nick wouldn't recommend this product to a friend.
What is the 'flash point' of this glue? I am trying to determine if I would be allowed to put this in my checked luggage on an airplane. "a "flash point" at or below 140 F (60° C) indicates it is a flammable liquid and may not be carried in airline baggage." Thanks.
The flash point of Cyanoacrylate glue is between 75 and 79 deg C according to what i found here. http://creationwiki.org/Cyanoacrylate
I can't comment on whether or not it is ok to bring on a plane.
I hope this helps!
Have a great day :)
I am trying to "glue" some star polyps to the back of my tank on the glass. Will this work and what is the best way to do that?
I think this would work just fine until star polyps attached themselves to the glass. For best results pat the back of the star polyps dry with a paper towel and if possible drain the tank down so you can do the same with the glass. Hope this helps!
How long does it take to dry when using it on rock?
Can additional dispensing tips be purchased? Thank you.
Have a great day!
Can i use this product underwater? I'm not convinced with my aquascape right now and want to add some more to it. Also, while being underwater, would it work on glass? I was thinking maaybe add a small "island" in the back wall to give dimension to the tank.