Two part epoxies are gross, smelly, cumbersome, they takes forever to cure and half of the time the bond doesn’t hold. For this reason we have more or less abandoned using two part epoxies and try to use super glue wherever possible. So when Jeremy from Premium Aquatics asked us to try their Premium German 1-2 Glue we told him “yeah, yeah, we’ll try your stupid epoxy but but it better not suck!” Following the orgy of coral frag vending that was ReefStock, we found ourselves with a nice bounty of captive raised corals which needed placement and mounting in our various tanks. We took the German 1-2 Glue for a test knead and since we are taking the time to tell you about it now, you can bet your caudal peduncle that this ain’t your grandpa’s 2-part reef epoxy. Continue reading to learn how PA’s German 1-2 Glue just might make reef epoxy popular again.
The first time we kneaded the 1-2 Glue, we were literally reading the part of the instructions that says “rock solid in 2 minutes” when we felt the epoxy go from soft to hard in the span of about 10 seconds. Without exaggeration, the german 1-2 Glue really took us by surprise. With no mess on our hands or in the water, a soft knead and a quick cure, we may end up using the German 1-2 Glue on a more regular basis. A jar of the 1-2 Glue from Premium Aquatics commands a slight premium price of $19.99 but if we end up doing more coral mounts and screwing up less of it, the performance of the 1-2 glue may well justify the price. For a limited time, PA is going to list the 1-2 glue for $16.99 so that the wider reef aquarium community can get it’s coral mounting on. We’re just waiting on Jeremy to send us the link.
Update: here is a link to the product on PA’s website, and the coupon code is RB12GLUE which will take $3 off the price. And below is an image made on request to show the quantity of the 1-2 Glue that comes in a container, after a couple of chunks were pulled from it.
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