Aquascape Fix is an interesting new aquascaping material which is unlike anything we have seen before. The new material from Fauna Marin is unlike the thick super glue gels and two part epoxy putty that have been pretty much the go-to binder for arranging live rocks in a reef tank.
But Aquascape Fix is quite different from those two familiar materials, being a kind of waxy plastic which is activated and deactivated according to temperature. The material is presented as a kind of pelletized plastic that looks similar to biopellets, but some magic happens when it is exposed to hot but not scalding water.
In hot water Aquascape Fix begins to melt and bind itself into a gummy but not sticky puddy, and turns from opaque to clearish. As the compound cools it hardens and should you have some corals on a rock, or rocks next each other, Aquascape Fix will securely bind them together. In addition to how it is handled, Aquascape Fix is fundamentally different from two-part epoxy because it shrinks as it cools, whereas epoxy expands as it cures, leading to a very strong underwater joint.
Aquascape Fix by Fauna Marin is 100% non toxic, does not cloud aquarium water, leaves no residue on your hands, and is completely reusable. Heating up the material before sue will take some getting used to but for some tricky coral mounts and live rock joints, Aquascape Fix has the potential to perform in a way wholly different from super glues and epoxies.
A 250ml bottle of Aquascape Fix retails for $29 and double the amount will only cost you ten bucks more, at $39 for 500ml bottle.