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Old 11-05-2004, 02:11 PM   #1
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Hello there experienced and avid reef keepers! Iam hoping someone can tell me how to 'trim down' over grown corals and polyps in my little nano and transplant them into a larger reef.
Some of my little polyps are starting to get to big and before I just started plucking them off I wanted to know if there was a correct way so I can save them for replanting. I know when I find a polyp or mushroom in a larger tank 'loose' and floating I take it and stick it on a piece of my live rock with a syringe needle for a week and this works well. I have also been told super glue GEL works for sticking them on objects but I also need to know how to get the pieces off of larger pieces for replanting.

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What corals are you talking about?
Mushrooms are easy. Just cut the cap off and use the pin method(like what u did) or use some kind of netting to hold the shroom cap down. Glue doesn't stick to well on a lot of softies because of the slime coat they produced.

name the corals that you would like to "trim down" and maybe more specific details can be giving.
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