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Old 01-18-2007, 11:59 PM   #11
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The coral is 2 ft across and cannot be taken out of the tank.
Dang, mang.... just let me know when you're ready to send me an extra piece of that big bad boy...

Thanks for the real life info, "hot off the grill", Hara.
I like it much better than the random, and sometimes outdated google searches I'm normally stuck with.
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Old 01-19-2007, 12:56 AM   #12
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I use scissors as well as the tooth pick method to attach. Us a rubberband around the toothpick and the rock piece. The rubberband does not need to be tight just snug so it wont let the toothpick get away. This has always worked better for me than letting it attach on it own... go figure. After a week or two, just take the rubberband off and pull the toothpick out.

I am sure the thread and precision cuts are better but when you cut it, it will slime and if the piece is small, it won't be easy to stitch on. Low tech has always worked for me.

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Thanks Ellisz and Lisa, I always value your opinion and thanks to all that helped.
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Here are some pics of the fragging. Man I was scared. I carved some outside pieces off and sewwed them on the rock rubble. They look pretty good. Here is a few pics. You`ll have to start at the bottom and move up. I`m not thinking today.
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Cool. Thanks for the pics!
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Thanks for the pics, melosu.
Looks like you did an excellent job.
The frag looks great!

If it's not too much trouble do you think you could add a little narative to describe what you're doing in each photo?
What was cutting thru it like?
How bad did it slime?
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It really did not slime as bad as I thought. What I was surprised was by how much water came out of that thing. But all I did was carve around on one side. I cut 5 frags and put them back in the bucket. I then returned the main coral back to the tank. I then tied the frag to a piece of rock going thru the base of the frag and tying the frag to the rock. I then placed it back in the tank. There was one small piece I placed in a snail shell. The original coral is already starting to get bumps all over it trying to return to normal but the frags still look bad. It will take a week or two to get back in the swing of things I`m sure. Hopefully it will stop hating me and do good. LOL
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Awesome post, Mike! They'll bounce back in no time at all!

Did you notice that smell of coral? I don't know exactly what it is that causes that smell, but coral has quite a potent scent.
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Yes I did and after I washed my hands you could still smell it pretty much. Thanks Lindsay I owe alot to you.
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I would like to see the after pics also!
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