Get That Sandbed LOOK Without Having an Actual Sandbed

We all love having the look of a bright white sand bed, and the way it reflects light to give our reef tanks that tropical look. But over the last decade it has definitely become clear that in many cases,…

Polymorph Plastic Has Tremendous Applications for Aquariums

Polymorph plastic is an exciting new compound in the aquarium hobby which has a wide┬árange of versatile uses. This material┬áis a non toxic polyester which has a low melting point of about 140F, but is workable by hand until it…

AquaScape Fix by Fauna Marin is a completely new type of ‘glue’

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…

Smooth-On epoxy putty instruction video builds a sweet overflow cover

Smooth-On has been making inroads into the aquarium hobby for some time now with innovative ways for aquarists to sculpt and create their own aquarium structures. But their newest effort to encourage full wraparound structure to cover an overflow box…

Vertex V-Colla Viola epoxy wants to secure your frags

The new Vertex Aquaristik V-Colla Viola reef-safe epoxy is a new two-part epoxy designed to be reef safe and help keep cloudiness out of the system. Developed in Germany in conjunction with GlueTec, the epoxy not only will not cloud…

Alteco EpoPutty is a nifty underwater adhesive epoxy

While there is no shortage of clay type putty varieties to aquascape your corals with, you can color me impressed with Alteco’s EpoPutty. The biggest issue with most epoxy putty is that they temporarily cloud the water and screw with…

Premium Aquatic’s German 1-2 Glue ain’t your grandpa’s reef epoxy

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…

Reef Bond from Ecosystem Aquarium

Available in either 1000g or 500g containers, Reef Bond is a new product that allows you to affix corals or live rock together. The bond which is called a “mortar” requires you to mix the stuff together, similar to brick…