There are a few things that could cause the bond of the glue to fail.
- Far too much glue was used. Reef Glue™ is strong, but large amounts can become brittle. This glue works best if a thin layer is used.
- Far too little glue was used. Reef Glue™ is strong, but if too little glue is used, it will not be enough to hold together large pieces of coral.
- Something formed a protective film over the surface and Reef Glue™ was unable to bond. This can happen with soft corals and even some hard corals. If they produce large amounts of slime, it can be difficult to get Reef Glue™ to bond to the surface.
- The coral/rock was too heavy. Reef Glue™ is very strong, but may not be strong enough to hold together large pieces of rock or heavy coral. For this application, we recommend CoralCrete™.