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Old 12-01-2005, 09:13 PM   #1
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Fragging and attaching frags

When cutting corals into frags and attaching frags to live rocks are they done out of water or in water in a bucket? If attaching is done in water is it safe to have wet super glue in the tank?
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Old 12-01-2005, 09:30 PM   #2
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Take the rocks and frags out of the water and glue them together. Then let the glue set a few secs and put the glued piece right back in the water. The frags will be fine out of the water for a few mins. The glue will "dry" in the water. You will have the best results using super glue gel.
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Depends on what you are frag'n as well. Fishing line can work wonders to hold things only a rock as well. Just lightly tie it down and give it a few days of low flow, it should attach.

This works great for softies/shrooms, etc. Superglue gel otherwise works well for me also, just not on the slimy frags.
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Old 12-02-2005, 05:55 AM   #4
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just as a note. dont frag toadstools ( sarcophyton) in the tank. they can deflate when cut and release toxins in the water

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Most things will release a slime when fragged. I would frag most everything outside the tank. Corals do get exposed to air in the wild.
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What great timing. I have a Toad Stool that's in the process of throwing a baby. I was going to help it along a little and cut the remaining thread off of the momma. I guess I'll just wait it out for the baby to drop on her own. Hmmph. Learn something new every day.

Superglue Gel is a must. I find the Loc-Tite brand better than the bigger brand name. It holds better, IMO.
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I have fragged sinualria fingers off in the tank. It was too big to remove. I would just cut one or two arms at a time and then not touch it for a week or so. When I fragged my toadstool, I cut an inch off the whole outer edge so it made a donut with a big hole in the middle. I then cut that into smaller pieces. I let the mother colony set in a bucket for a few minute before placing it back into the tank.

It will depend on how much water you have in your system as well. A larger tank can handle these changes better. It is a good idea to run carbon afterwards as well if you don't normally.
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