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Old 12-23-2011, 10:56 AM   #1
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moving coral from original platform

when i purchased my polyp's and other corals they are glued to a type of concrete mortar and my ? is can you remove them with out killing them, i have a 30 gallon coral and fish tank nothing fancy but always like to check my options

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Please don't forget about the toxins in some corals (like zoas and palythoas)
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Hiya! Welcome to the forum!

I usually either place the frag with it's plug in some rocks or i glue it onto a small piece of rock rubble so I can move it when i need to. Not sure if taking it off the plug will work, I suppose it has to as some people glue their corals directly to their live rock.
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I have moved your thread to the SW and Reef- Getting Started section. This should help you get more responses.

I never remove corals from a frag plug. Eventually, they will grow over the plug and you won't even know it's there.
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Be thankful for the plug. I've ordered some frags that had the smallest, thinest piece of rock ever...to the point where when I touched it it fell apart. Tried using epoxy to put it on a piece of rubble, but it is a softie so it didn't stick. Going to get some gel to stick it to something.

I believe you can remove them from the plugs as I have read that there are people that prefer the rubble. I get it as the plugs can be awful looking. But I'm taking it as I can, I'd rather them grow over it then stress them out putting them on a more attractive piece of rock.
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