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Sideways Gluing SPS Frags


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Manhattan Reefs
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Im sure this has been discussed but im sure there are a few in here not familiar with this practice of gluing their SPS sideways for faster growth and or encrusting. It also prevents the coral from being knocked in to by fish while its freshly glued and not encrusted yet. Curious how many here do it and if anyone had any bad experiences gluing sideways. BTW there are certain exceptions im sure.


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I prefer it, you get more growth faster as it can encrust easier. You just have to be ok giving up the taller look right away, but definitely get a more stable colony IMO.