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Old 01-25-2004, 09:15 PM   #1
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Soft coral propagation ?'s

I have a Sinularia spp. finger leather that is getting too big for my tank (20 gallon). What is the best/safest way to cut it down to size? I know cuttings can be made with scissors or a razor blade, but where on the coral is the best place to do this? Can I keep the cutting in the main tank or should I set up a smaller tank. Do I need to be worried about the coral releasing any toxic chemicals? I'm hoping that once done my LFS may take the cutting/s for credit or something.

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Cut the branches, prefferably not at the trunk, cutting the thickest branches increases the chance of infection.

You should do the fragging outside the tank, in a bucket or a bowl.

The cuttings can be placed back in the main tank after the fragging is done. Direct good waterflow over them and run carbon until it heals over.

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