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Old 07-28-2006, 02:13 PM   #1
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Fraging Green Star Polyps?

I just got a rock covered in GSP....they are growing over the egde, creating a little peice of them hanging off the rock....can I cut this off and ruber band it to a new rock, or will cutting it kill it?.....

How can you do this?
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Old 07-28-2006, 02:31 PM   #2
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That LFS did that when I bought a little frack of green star polyps last week. Just snapped off a chunk. Now I've got that piece wedged into a crevice on another rock, hopefully they'll grow and re-attach to that rock.
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have no worrie. it will grow back and you will be cutting it again
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Old 07-28-2006, 02:37 PM   #4
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Break or cut off a piece of it and attach to something else. I have used a razor blade to cut off a piece and super glue *gel* to glue to another rock. Worked just fine. Attaching with a rubberband will work fine too.
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Old 07-28-2006, 02:53 PM   #5
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I just discovered mine is attached to the rock I set it on - took about 4 or 5 days.
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Old 07-28-2006, 02:56 PM   #6
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Super glue gel....is this a special product, or just regular glue?
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Old 07-28-2006, 04:12 PM   #7
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There are several brands that make super glue gel. It will say "gel" on it. The water won't affect its ability to dry/cure. I've used it for other corals too. They don't seem to mind like I do when I get it on myself.
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Hobby stores are an easy place to find it - cyanoacrylate, its used these days for building model airplanes... (I have dozens of tubes of the stuff around).

The quality is higher with the modelling stuff. Look for CA+, for example. Very thick and easy to work with.
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Oh yeah, should've mentioned that it's the kind with cyanoacrylate that you want. Thanks, Scoot! Does it strike anyone else as funny that it has "cyano" in the name?
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Ok, because I know if you put super glue on me, I would be pissed....and I dont want to piss off my GSP!
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