New Zealanders have been clamouring for a waterproof sealer to protect their coral reefs, but many are facing the same challenges they had with the previous version.
The first-generation trimmers are not suitable for the reef.
“I think people have been using them for years now, but they’re not waterproof,” said David Moll, a professor of marine biology at the University of Auckland.
“The plastic is too soft and if you let it sit in the water for too long, it will absorb all the oxygen that’s there, and it will get very brittle.
You end up with cracks, and you end up having to treat it and clean it.”
Moll said the new design will help protect the coral from the elements, and will also prevent algae from growing.
“If you look at the ocean floor, coral reefs are pretty thin and they need a lot of sunlight to grow, so you can’t just pour water on the surface of the reef,” he said.
The new trimmer uses a high-speed, lightweight, polymer sealer that will not only provide protection, but also make the coral stronger and more durable.
The new design uses a higher-speed polymer, which can hold up to 25 times its weight.
In addition, it has a longer and thicker, non-metallic body that helps seal the area around the trimmer.
“It’s basically like a heavy-duty sealer.
It’s designed to last a long time,” said Moll.
When you first start applying the sealer, you will notice that the material is quite hard and sticky, which Moll said is normal.
You will then notice that it will take a few hours to set, and the first couple of times you apply it, you’ll have to remove the seal to let the polymer dry.
Moll says the material does not last forever.
Once you’re done applying it, the polymer will break down, and all that will go away, so it’s not a replacement for a sealer when it comes to maintaining the coral.
But there is one problem with using the trimmers.
“There’s no way to put it in your mouth.
You’ll just have to suck it in with your fingers,” Moll added.
For many, this is not a big deal, but it can be frustrating.
“If I’ve got to take the trumps out, I might as well just have a little bit more, or take the plastic out altogether, and just put it on the countertop and not use it,” said Gautam Ram, who is a marine conservationist and conservation director at the New Zealand Conservation Council.
“I can do that, but I would prefer if it was in the house, but if I’m not going to have it in my home, it’s better to have something around the house.”
You don’t want to use a plastic thing for a living, because you’ll get a lot less of it and it’ll just get used.
If it’s in your stomach, you don’t wanna have it there,” he added.”
You don.t want plastic in your gut.
If it’s in your stomach, you don’t wanna have it there,” he added.
Ram also said there is no need to use the trims for everything, as they will last for about a year.
He said the material can be used to replace regular sealers.
“That’s why it’s good to have a plastic-free product around, as well as the regular sealer,” he explained.
And it’s definitely not for the faint of heart.
Some people find it difficult to apply the plastic trimmers to the coral, as the plastic will be sticky.
“It’s a bit like if you were to use one toothbrush and then the next toothbrush you have a lot more gum, so the rubber is not as effective,” said Ram.
“So it’s really important that you keep your hands off it.”
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