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Old 05-10-2005, 10:50 PM   #1
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How do i frag this leather? Pic

I was just wondering if anyone could help give me some info on how to frag this leather coral i have. Details on how to do it would be great. TIA
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Old 05-10-2005, 11:12 PM   #2
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Hey, fragging leathers is actually pretty easy.

Get a fresh razor blade and just slice an offshooting branch, then either stick it in a crevice or glue it to a rock. Cut as close to the main body as you can!

It's super easy, but don't get discouraged if the frag doesn't stand up for a week or two, it will...eventually.
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Is that an ocotpus leather?
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honestly i dont know the local fish store i bought it from couldnt tell me. The manager game me a deal on corals for $30 a coral so i couldnt turn that down. To be honest im not sure what kind it is if you could help me identify it that would be great...never heard of an octopus leather. The leather is very big its about 6-7 inches in diameter all the way around and has no stalk. its on a 4" piece of rock and the leather looks hugh. What is an octopus leather? Do different leathers frag differently? Thanks!
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Old 05-11-2005, 12:25 AM   #5
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where on garf.org am i to find it i have looked on their site but i may have missed it
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I have a pair of SS scissors that I use. If you just want a frag or two just cut a stalk or two off at the base. I see it as pruning a tree except the cut limbs are your frags

You could probably cut it in half and then quarters and so on if you wanted too. I have never done a radical frag though.
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what do you mean a radical frag? LOL on leathers do you want to cut the base or just the "limbs" of it? Never fragged before so it will be a good experience. How many times are you able to frag it at the same time. What i mean is can you cut off like 3 fingers or is it better to just cut off 1 ? TIA
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You can absolutely cut more than one, but be reasonable, don't stress out the coral too much. Cut the limbs, not the base.
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Ok i didnt know if i was able to i think i will just cut one to be on the safe side though and see how that turns out first.
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