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Old 09-25-2006, 06:16 PM   #1
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Moving Pulsing xenia

I was wonding how to move a clump of pulsing xenia. I have an anenome that recently moved rather close and is touching the xenia. The anenome has not moved in about a year but with a lighting change it decided to move. Will it hurt the xenia?
can I just pull the xenia off the rock .... will that damage it? Should I try to encourage the anenome to move instead?
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Old 09-25-2006, 06:18 PM   #2
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Pull the xenia off, or wedge a rock inbetween the two cruitters in question.
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Old 09-25-2006, 06:46 PM   #3
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I kinda moved stuff around and the xenia is attached pretty well. Will it hurt it?
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Old 09-25-2006, 07:25 PM   #4
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Best bet is to move the rock the xenia is attached to if possible. Yes the anenome can injure the xenia.
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I actually already pulled the xenia off the rock. The anenome and xenia were attached to the same large live rock. I wedged the two peices of xenia in between other rock. They went rather limp. Will they be ok? This stuff grows crazy in my tank.
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It should be fine.
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Old 09-27-2006, 10:24 PM   #7
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question is how does one move a xenia?
I managed to 'get lucky' in getting some pom-pom on a piece of live rock.
The stuff has quadrupled in size in a matter of two months... I'd like to keep some of it and prop other places in the tank, but how do I get it off the rock?
Butter knife?
Pull?
Dremel? (hehe j/k)
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Old 09-29-2006, 07:10 PM   #8
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i just reached in and pulled them off the rock. kinda barbaric but it really dind't seem to affect them much. They were a little droopy afterwards but soon recovered
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You can also scrape it off the rock with a razor blade or just cut it really close to the base. It has worked for me pretty well.
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Old 09-30-2006, 12:20 PM   #10
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Butter knife!

Why a spoon? 'Cause it will hurt more!
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