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    Leather coral fragging.......

    I was wondering how to frag my devils hand leather??????

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    leathers can be a bit touchy.

    you can cut off a finger with a sharp knife ( razor blade ) and use some fishing line to attach the frag to a rock, then you can remove the line after the frag has attached. ( about 2 weeks )

    when handling any coral, you should use gloves and be careful not to touch your face or open wounds. also wash yourself and all the tools before and after to prevent any problems. ( kinda like surgery :b15: )

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    Thanks. What is the ideal size finger to slice off????

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    1" frags should be fine.

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
    planning next tank, possibly 60x30x20 on 2x plasma.
    updated: 2011/05/30

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    He is talking about the leather not your finger:b2:

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    Quote Originally Posted by liv View Post
    1" frags should be fine.

    i would go a little bigger ( 2" - 3" ) with softies, they are full of water and shrink drastically when you take them out of water. IME it is very hard to "sew" the frag to the rock when they are really small, for SPS ( glued or epoxied ) 1" frags are great.


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    Lobophytons are near industructible. It was the first coral I had the courage to cut. The easiest and fastest way would be to just cut (any old sharp clean scissors will do) the head right off at the body. Then cut it sort of like a pizza to get a good deal of one and two digit fingers. Do this out of the tank as they will slime prolifically and it is not nice to other corals. I always just put a rubbermaid container in the bottom of the tank with some small rubble or coarse sand in it. Put all the frags in there and in a week or so they will have stuck some rock or rubble to their base. Now you can take it out and glue it wherever you want by glueing the rock. Just remeber to run carbon after cutting it to absorb as much of the slime this coral will produce. It's contagious though, once you frag one your on your way to many many many more frags and by extension.........FRAG TANKS.
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    WOW!!!
    Thanks for all the info...

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