The new AquaMaxx Reef Welder is a thermoactivated moldable plastic that is a unique alternative to two-part epoxies and other reef glues.
Unlike the traditional two-part epoxies (that can make your skimmer go nuts) or super glue gels, the plastic beads are melted using hot water and then kneaded together to form a moldable plastic that can be used to glue live rock or dry reef rock together for unique aquascaping, mounting your coral frags to live rock, or a myriad of other uses.
The plastic pellets have a relatively low melting point (140ºF/62ºC) and are activated by soaking in hot water for 2-3 minutes until the plastic turns clear. When melted, knead them together and then stick it on whatever you’d like.
Besides being inert, what is intriguing is when it cools, it becomes hard but flexible and can be reused over and over again.
The AquaMaxx Reef Welder comes in either white or purple (a mix of white and purple pellets), that dries to purple-pinkish color similar to coraline algae. Reef Welder is available in three sizes — 250ml, 500ml and 1,000ml — that retails for $18.99, $29.99 and $49.99 respectively.