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View Poll Results: Do I cut this anemone?
Leave it alone and let it do it's thing 5 35.71%
Cut it in half 3 21.43%
Cut it into 4 peices 6 42.86%
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Old 01-17-2009, 09:00 AM   #11
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Good luck Allen. I personally like the way it looks but that`s just me.
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Old 01-17-2009, 09:14 AM   #12
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I would let it alone too. I got a big tank so I can have big inhabitants.
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Iknow your feelings as I am still afraid to frag my leather
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Old 01-17-2009, 06:49 PM   #14
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I fragged my leather and it was easy. I have a thread on here somewhere where I showed pics of the process. I`ll see if I can find it.

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Old 01-17-2009, 08:26 PM   #15
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Old 01-18-2009, 11:01 AM   #16
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How are the 4 new RBTA doing?
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Old 01-18-2009, 11:45 AM   #17
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I saw Calfo cut one in half at a fragging demo. The two halves were ready to go back in a tank in about a hour. It was rather amzing watching the two halves recover that quickly. As I recall he used a sharp scissor to cut through it. Any SHARP blade should do the trick.
Just do it outside the tank in a large bowl of tank water, and have another container for each of the sections you divide it into.
Oh, and take your own video to post on YouTube.

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I bought mine from a cut, and it is doing fine in my tank. The guy who cut it said it is fairly easy to cut as long as your waters are in good condition. If this is your first time cutting an anemone, I would suggest cutting in half instead of trying to cut it in 4.
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Old 02-01-2009, 07:54 PM   #19
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So I picked up this little guy on an impulse buy. Not sure if I am going to keep it or not. After talking to (and making fun of) Ziggy about being afraid of cutting that RBTA he has, I decided it was a good idea to test out the whole idea with this little nem. Took a large sharp pair of scissors, lined up one blade on the mouth and the other on the foot. with one single motion chopped it in half. Put the two pieces in a little tank of water and let it alone for a couple of hours in the dark. The two new pieces seem to have reinflated nicely and are upright in their new homes. The reason for the beakers is to keep them out of the current for a while. The frag tank has a lot of current and they would just get blown around too much.

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Hmm...

I must have forgotten to mention that I will have to destroy my reef to get to the foot of the anemone. Right now the RBTA is of little concern.
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