Fragging a Monti

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  1. Warr7207

    Warr7207

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    Ok I need to remove the green monti from the encrusting's piece of rock.

    I understand the cutting part. Any precautions when doing this, as I don't want to bleach the Monti.

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    Unless you jik it or put it higher up to the light you should not bleach it.
     
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    Thanks :), last Q. Any suggestions on how I can keep that entire plate intact ?
     
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    Good luck with that warr ;)

    Would be very hard to ensure you don't break it in my opinion. Even if you do, just stick the frags close together the coral will look a stunner once its grown out!
     
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    Hammer a chisel, remove the rock it is attached to. But their is a 95% chance it will be fraged.:) Some times you just need to look at them and they frag.;)
     
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    Nothing easy in this game :whistling:
     
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    Any particular time of the photoperiod goodtime to frag. At the moment I am running 12 noon lighting
     
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    Warr: I have no knowledge on this but the way the guys were fragging corals at Imacsa i'm assuming most corals are tougher than we presume ;)
     
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    Anytime of the day or night is fine. I've fragged SPS when tank lights were out and they are all fine.
     
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    thanks
     
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    Wow I got lucky, got the whole monti off with only a small piece breaking.

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    Back in the tank mounted elsewhere

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    Nice ;)
     
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    but to express how hardy these corals are we literally pulverised a monti with a hammer leaving only chips of about 5mm in diam.. we shoved these into rocks with small holes (did not use anything to attach) and they grew out beautifully over the next 6 months...

    i enjoy fragging corals into as small a pieces as possible so that when they grow out again they mould into their enviroment... it just looks more natural...
     
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    hmmm? as small as that leslie? eish that is a bit hectic, but worth a try maybe one day:)
     
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    yip i also did that with a 5 -6mm piece, can't believe how quick they stick to a rock without glue or putty(i wanted to put it on a piece of frag plug but couldn't get the frag out the hole)
     
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    Very very lucky that you only broke a small piece off, I used to just look at my monti and the thing would break. :(
     
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    :arghh::arghh:my clown a piece of LR that a placed above my nennie into the air and it down onto my monti, 4monhs of growth down the drain :(

    damn clown:mad:(that rock is heavy can't believe he managed to swim it up)
     
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    hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah

    sorry bud, panzi fell on the monti? hahaha payback is awesome:thumbup:

    :lol::lol:
     
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    sorry but it was time, at least you can say you have more now:)
     
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