Bob Smith Industries

Bob Smith Industries BSI Cyanoacrylate IC-Gel Aquarium Frag Glue

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IC-GEL™ is one of the most popular reef-safe glues for hobbyists, providing instant bonding of coral frags to plugs or to established live rock in aquariums. 

IC-GEL™ is an extremely thick cyanoacrylate (CA) paste packaged in an applicator tube, like toothpaste, and will not drip nor run, even when applied to a vertical surface making it very convenient for some assembly applications. IC-GEL™ can be applied at any angle with just a squeeze of the tube, however, does have a tendency to continue to flow for about a second after pressure is released, which must be taken into account when applied.

IC-GEL™ is also an excellent putty for plastics, but also works well on wood, glass, metal, fiberglass, ceramic, and rubber.

Directions:

  • Screw on top and cap unit to puncture seal on the tube.
  • Remove cap and apply IC-GEL to one surface, and then hold parts tightly together.
  • Allow to set for 10-25 seconds
  • Replace cap immediately after use
  • Storing in cool dry place can extend shelf life for over three years


Available sizes: 20 gram | 50 gram 


Manufacturer Info

By starting with only the best raw materials and manufacturing processes, BSI produces the highest performing adhesives, with top-notch technical support. By selling direct to retailers, BSI adds the critical factor of having dealers stocking fresh products. BSI’s adhesives never sit in a warehouse under uncontrolled conditions. This results in an unmatched shelf life and consistent performance.

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Is this strong enough to aquascape some overhangs with?
Asked : Sep 22, 2019
By : M Gouge, Indiana
 
 
 
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You would need some sort of epoxy in addition to the glue in order to create overhangs.
Answered : Sep 24, 2019
By : MD TECH
 
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Can it be applied under water and will it kill or harm any occupants?
Asked : Jun 04, 2019
By : John Cuoco , West Harrison N.Y.
 
 
 
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This glue is fragging corals and should not be applied while underwater.
Answered : Jun 06, 2019
By : MD TECH
 
 
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Glue

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Works great
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5.0
Frag Glue

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Multiple tips. Gel glue.
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This is my favorite glue. The 50 gram comes with multiple heads for a sure flow of glue.
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First time trying BSI

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Versatile
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It doesn’t seem to hold coral very well to plugs even after curing. Price.
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I tried this product for fragging my corals and I also used it on a custom egg crate caddy for my nuvo 10 lol. It’s a typical gel super glue. I didn’t find anything OMG about it but over all it worked on a few things and it didn’t work on others.
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Not what it once was

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This stuff used to be great but now it's just a waste of money.
Keeps clogging up and tube ends up ripping so 90% of tube gets wasted and does not stick like it used to
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BEST GLUE EVER!

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Larger tubes
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Sticky. LOL
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This is by far the best glue I have used for fragging. I highly recommend it, and glad to have it in larger tubes now.
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4.0
Good glue

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Glue holds
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Cap can get clogged
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I've been using this glue for years. Sets up quickly and only a little is needed to glue your frag down.
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Great!

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awesome!
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GREEEEEEAT! This worksl ike a charm!!! Love how long it lasts!!! I can use it for many many frags
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