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Removing GSP from frag plug


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    creefer - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Anyone have any recommendations for getting GSP off of the plug? I want to take it off the plug so I can glue it to the wall of the tank.

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    How thick is the matt? If it's thick enough just peal or use a razor to remove it from the plug or set the plug up against the wall and they'll attach themselves,like crazy!!
    This is what the matt looks like on the glass wall. Pretty cool right. However I removed it due to it spreading onto the LR next to it.
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    That's what I was thinking. I'm going to try the razor blade tactic and see how that works for me. I just don't want it taking over on the LR and going nuts, but it will look pretty sweet on the back wall of the tank as it grows in. It will give me more room for other species as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by creefer View Post
    That's what I was thinking. I'm going to try the razor blade tactic and see how that works for me. I just don't want it taking over on the LR and going nuts, but it will look pretty sweet on the back wall of the tank as it grows in. It will give me more room for other species as well.

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    It is very sweet looking when you have a semi large carpet. Your right though keep it waaaay far from your LR. When you get it done post a pic I'd love to see it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MizTanks View Post
    It is very sweet looking when you have a semi large carpet. Your right though keep it waaaay far from your LR. When you get it done post a pic I'd love to see it.
    Will do for sure. I don't have any LR against the back wall, so it should work out well....I'll post a pic once I get it done and get a decent camera to take a pic with.

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    Had some attach and start growing up the wall in one of my aquariums, seems like once it got so big, it got top heavy, because it just fell off. The rest peeled off the glass really easily by hand, and I moved it away from the wall. Best of luck in your effort - curious to see how yours does.
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    Thanks, Wy. I have it glued there now and we'll see how well it grows.

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    Well....looks like a success so far. Here it is on the wall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by creefer View Post
    Well....looks like a success so far. Here it is on the wall.
    nice! i tried to do that at one time, i am switching for using gsp though and now trying blue xenia because it is a whole lot easier to remove in the long run.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jolson10450 View Post
    nice! i tried to do that at one time, i am switching for using gsp though and now trying blue xenia because it is a whole lot easier to remove in the long run.
    I thought about that too, but liked the look of GSP better. Hopefully I don't get sick of it in 6-8 months. I may have to start thinking about some more LPS and SPS in here. I have betting getting good growth out of the Monti Caps I have put in there a few weeks ago....plus...I think I got an MP10 for christmas....or I hope....saw a marine depot box come in yesterday.......fingers are crossed.

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