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Old 06-14-2006, 02:18 PM   #1
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Completely removing leather coral from rock

I'm transferring stock from a 90g to a nano tank. I have a very nice leather coral (Lobophytum) that is firmly attached to a rock which is encrusted in algae. I'd love to take the coral off of this rock and put it on a new one.

I have read several articles re: propagating a coral, but is there a way to completely move it onto a new rock? Can I cut as close as possible to the rock to take it off, then attach it with toothpicks or super glue gel to a new rock?
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The old rock may regrow a new coral, but the main coral should transfer ok that way.
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The old rock may regrow a new coral, but the main coral should transfer ok that way.
Great I'm proceeding with that plan.
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I had what Dskid was talking about happen to me. I took a yellow fiji leather that I took off a rock and put the old rock in another place in the tank and 5 months later it had another fiji growing on it. Beautiful aint it.
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