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Old 05-04-2011, 10:05 PM   #1
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Getting Zoos to Grow on another surface

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I have a great colony of Zoo's growing on a piece of live rock. there are about 200 polyps on it and they are starting to grow off of the rock. I was just wondering how do I get them to start growing on a different piece of rock? They are actually starting to actually hang off of the piece. Can i pull a small section off and then attach it to an different piece or do I need to place another piece that I want it to grow onto close by or under the existing piece? Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 05-06-2011, 02:52 AM   #2
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Get a razor blade and cut it then use super glue gel to glue it where you want it.
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Old 05-06-2011, 03:23 AM   #3
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I just put a frag plug near them or a small piece of live rock. If you decide to cut zoas or polyps please read up and understand the dangers.
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There are dangers!!!!???? O___o#?
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Old 05-06-2011, 07:14 AM   #5
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Are there any how to threads here on the site? Thanks for the help if there is that would be great.
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Old 05-06-2011, 09:09 AM   #6
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I believe zooa's can release a toxin if cut into. I'm not sure of the details.

I have been taking my frag circles and gluing them to rocks. I have one zooa that has totally grown over and around the circle and onto the rock.
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They do have a toxin when fragging make sure you use eye protection and gloves.
CoralPedia.com :: Articles :: Advanced Fragging Technique - The Scalpel!
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Thanks all. My zoas are doing the same that is why I am trying to frag them. I appreciate all the advice.
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Yeah some zoas are known to have a palytoxin in their mucus from when they get tissue damage. some have more than others and some dont really have any, just be sure to wear gloves and eye protection. Oh and wash your hands after, dont try to eat them, dont touch any of your "porous" membranes until you have washed your hands (you know common sense stuff )
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what? you cant eat them??? lol j/k
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