Fragging branching Hammer Coral

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  1. LCornelius

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    Hi all,

    I need to frag my branching hammer coral tomorrow.
    I have never fragged anything in my life!

    Can someone please help with some pointers?
    What tools do I need? where do I make the cut?
     
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  3. mandarinman

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    It is like cutting broccoli. stay clear of the heads. dont pressthe heads against anything when fragging. put something with a widish blade between the stems while coral is placed with base of stems touching something firm. hit the thickish blade with a hammer and the heads will split where the blade exerts pressure. glue frags using gel superglue.
     
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    Thanks Glen,

    Do I frag inside water or outside?
    What type of blade should I use?
    Do I put glue on the parts that got fragged?
     
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    Found this video:



    Looks easy to frag these blokes :)
    Very excited for my first fragging tomorrow!!!!
     
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    Have fun!
     
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    Very nervous, but should be ok :)
    My first fragging session, I'm a big boy now :p

    Can't believe how the hammer has grown!
     
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    I fragged mine on friday:) A hacksaw blade works pretty well too. You can cut it out of the water, just don't leave it out for long.. Like mandiranman said, don't cut close to the heads and don't let the heads touch anything or they could tear.

    It's not hard to do, and good luck!
     
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    Thanks for the response!
    The place where I will make the cut is way below the heads!
    Will be using surgical scissors to cut the branch.
     
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    Just be carefull...If u go to close to tne head the skeleton can shatter...U will then loose the head...best is to cut it with fine tooth hecksaw blade or dremmel...Hmmm will u be selling the frags...:thumbup:
     
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    Thanks for the advice.
    For now there are no frags for sale / swap.
    I split my hammer in 2. Once it heals and create more heads I will frag and swap / sell. Will let you know!
     
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    Broccoli... never thought of it like that... enjoy your meal!
     
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