Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 05-01-2013, 02:18 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Pacific Northwest
Posts: 42
Getting corals off their frag!!

Just received an order and my Duncan is on a HUGE ugly frag. Is there a way to safely remove it from base??


Cheers!

Nick
__________________

__________________
Taygel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2013, 03:20 PM   #2
Macro Addict
Community Moderator
 
54seaweed's Avatar



POTM Champion
Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Colorado
Posts: 7,527
nice sharp razor blade is how i remove those ugly plugs
__________________

__________________
Save
54seaweed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2013, 06:10 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Gregcoyote's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Columbia, Missouri
Posts: 8,322
I don't take chances with some frags, especially SPS if they have started to lay a footing down. That can takes weeks to months to happen. I just let the frag overgrow the plug, then anchor the plug to a bigger rock and so on.
__________________
Gregcoyote is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2013, 08:48 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Mr. Crabs's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 346
It's ruined.

Send it to me. I can deal with defects.
__________________
where's me money
Mr. Crabs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2013, 08:57 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Sunny South Florida
Posts: 274
+1 letting it over grow the plug, but perhaps trim the plug closer to the foot of the coral so it had less to grow out before covering the plug.
__________________
Spotted is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2013, 08:57 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Animal-Chin's Avatar

Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Vancouver BC
Posts: 1,315
Dremel cutting disk.
__________________
Animal-Chin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2013, 09:06 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
willbratz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Brandon, Florida
Posts: 769
Quote:
Originally Posted by 54seaweed View Post
nice sharp razor blade is how i remove those ugly plugs
+1 I use a clean fresh razor blade as well.
__________________
willbratz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2013, 09:18 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
mr_X's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Fairless Hills, Pa.
Posts: 17,895
Send a message via MSN to mr_X
A duncan? It's just glued to the plug. It won't encrust on it, so I would get a screwdriver and pry it off, taking care to not damage the flesh. Piece of cake.
__________________
thanks,
Doug
mr_X is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2013, 10:59 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Gregcoyote's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Columbia, Missouri
Posts: 8,322
I think we got to general. Anything that doesn't encrust should just pop off.
__________________
Gregcoyote is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2013, 04:10 AM   #10
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Pacific Northwest
Posts: 42
Popped off with ease!! Anything encrusting would be a little more difficult but this guy just popped out like they just fragged it before shipping it. Bam....done. Thanks!
__________________

__________________
Taygel is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
coral, corals, frag

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:41 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.