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    Fraging toadstool..

    I have a nice size toadstool in my nano i want to frag out.. i want to move it to my 75 when its ready.. can i just cut most of the stem off the rock? or is there a specail way?

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    I just cut the head off and leave the base, it will grow a new head. If you want it gone, make sure to get it all off the rock. You can also just cut a peice off and mount it.

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    so if i cut the stem in half a new one will grow back?

    hmmm.. i might do that lol.

    should I pull rock out so i don't release toxins into tank when i cut him??

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    do i sew the toadstool on another rock? or glue it lol..

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    I just use good old SuperGlue and/or elastics. I have had great sucess with using both.

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    i did a few kenya tree corals.. i just cut them a then sewed them to another rock.. and a week or 2 i cut the fishing line off? can i do that with the leather?

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    It is true that if you cut the head off the stalk, the head will regrow it's stalk, and the stalk will regrow it's head. If you can, take it out of the tank before you cut it, and if you can't, run carbon for a few days. I've done a very large one (the big one in Johnny's tank) both inside and outside my 55 gallon tank on three different occasions and all worked with great success.

    For the head that you cut off, I like the sewing method. Take a piece of liverock, and use a needle and some light fishing line, and sew the head to the rock (ie: the cut should be touching the rock). It will attach over the next couple of weeks, and you can then remove the stiches. The main thing is to sew it so that the coral remains in good contact with the rock.

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