Aquascape Construction Epoxy
Aquascape is a two-part epoxy putty that has been specially developed by D-D for use in salt water and freshwater aquariums and other underwater applications.
In the marine aquarium it is ideal for bonding together live rock to form complicated structures and avoiding rock falls caused by turbo snails, sea urchins and strong current flow, for preparing coral frags and for creating clam bases to prevent them being attacked and ultimately killed by bristle worms. In addition it can be used to repair leaky pipework, broken equipment or for bonding items to the aquarium glass.
Aquascape has been developed to be stickier than most epoxies so that it bonds easier to wet substrates and the purple version has been formulated to dry under water to the colour of coralline algae. This makes it initially more natural within a marine aquarium during the period before being encrusted with true coralline algae. Note however that when cured out of the water the colour will be darker representing the deep red coralline algae colour.
For freshwater aquariums and for repairing liners and preformed ponds, the Rock Grey version is perhaps more suitable however both colours can be used in any environment.
Take care not to overmanipulate underwater, if the aquarium water starts to become cloudy stop using immediately and allow the water to clear.
ASMP002 - Coralline Algae Colour - for marine and reef aquariums.
ASMP003 - Slate Grey Colour - for freshwater aquariums and ponds.
Note that both colours can be used in either environment and can also be mixed together creating a mottled effect.
Bonding rock to rock and making rock bases during aquascaping.
Bonding and positioning corals within the aquarium.
Fragging corals to frag bases.
Making clam bases.
Repairing leaking pipework and equipment.
Plus 1001 other general uses in the aquarium and about the home.
Applications for Aquascape in a Marine Aquarium
Coral Fragging and Propogation
Aquascape is ideal for working with coral frags and can be used to fix corals to frag bases or direct to rock and is easily overgrown by corals or coralline algae.
If positioning large corals we would suggest that you apply the Aquascape to the coral and splash it around in a container of tank water to remove any residues before pushing into position.
Note: It is necessary to support heavy rocks, corals and overhangs until the putty sets.
Clams are very susceptible to attack by bristle worms, especially when positioned on a sandy or gravel substrate. If you have had clams die in the past then this is probably why as the worms attack the base of the clam at night and slowly eat it from the inside.
If an Aquascape base shaped to the individual clam before positioning on the base inside the aquarium, the clam will glue itself onto the Aquascape base and protect itself against any attack.
Snails, fish and urchins can cause movement and overturn rocks and corals in the aquarium therefore we always recommend that rock structures and corals are always bonded together to prevent rockslides damage or disturbance to the system.
Blobs of Aquascape can also be used to create feet on the base of the foundation rocks for increased stability and to lift the rock off the substrate thus preventing anoxic areas from developing.