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Old 02-28-2010, 12:58 PM   #1
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Toadstool Leather Fragging

I have a couple questions on fragging my toadstool leather. I have researched it a bit and it seems like a very hardy and easy coral to frag (+mines getting too big). Being this is my first time to ever frag anything I think its good to start with this. I know theres a couple different ways to frag, but do you think it would be better to use scissors or a razor? Also I am assuming I am going to need gloves for this, what kind do I get? (I have only seen thick gloves for aquarium use and I want to be able to feel what I am doing) Lastly, when fragging, how long can the original coral and frags be out of water while cutting and attaching pieces?
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I have a couple questions on fragging my toadstool leather. I have researched it a bit and it seems like a very hardy and easy coral to frag (+mines getting too big). Being this is my first time to ever frag anything I think its good to start with this. I know theres a couple different ways to frag, but do you think it would be better to use scissors or a razor? Also I am assuming I am going to need gloves for this, what kind do I get? (I have only seen thick gloves for aquarium use and I want to be able to feel what I am doing) Lastly, when fragging, how long can the original coral and frags be out of water while cutting and attaching pieces?
I have never fragged a toadstool, however, I think you should use a razor blade. Not scissors. You can get some Nitrile gloves at Home Depot, just make sure they are NOT powdered.
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Here is a thread from when I fragged my finger leather years ago.

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Old 02-28-2010, 07:07 PM   #4
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Ok thanks. As for the razor blade just use any new blade? And what would you prefer to use to attach the new frags?
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You can use super glue gel, thread, toothpics are just examples.
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Old 02-28-2010, 09:38 PM   #6
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Ha seems like pretty much anything works.
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Scissors are fine as is any any sharp instrument. I cut mine around the crown, actually I cut the crown off. I did that as a circle around the entire leather. I then cut that into section whih I attached to attached to rubble rock, shells, etc. I have 5 left in my tank including the orginal.

The original is now over 10" high and needs to be fragged again.

It's really easy. Just do it OUT OF THE TANK.

I used a big plastic punch bowl filled with tank water. You can get those at the dollar store, and the are clear.
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When putting it back in, it probably would be a good time to run Carbon too.
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Good idea. Carbon is almost a must.

Oh, I stuck toothpicks through the frags and glued the toothpicks to rubble or larger rocks. After the leather attached I snipped the toothpick ends off.
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Getting it out of the tank will be a slight problem. It attached itself to several rocks. I t is however barely attached (literally only a tiny piece but its stuck) Is it okay to gently detach it and take it off surrounding rocks? Also when its out of the tank how long do you have to frag it? and how close to the stem do you cut?
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