Fragging ricordia on rock

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  1. Maddy

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    Hi guys. I have quite a few ricordias on one rock but they are growing out of control. Would love to frag them but how when theyre glued to the rock?
     
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    Hi guys. My problem is not mounting them, the problem is how to get them off the rock they are on so that I can frag them?
     
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    Use a blade and cut out individual ones by slicing a thin slither of rock off under the foot. This will enable you to glue them onto frag plugs or another rock. If you cut the foot then you will have to use netting to cover them while you give them time to attach as glue does not hold on their feet due to the slime they give off. Post a pic of the rock you want to thin out so that we can see what the easiest way will be.
     
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    Thanx will try that. Will it not kill them if I cut the foot? This is the rock they are on (this was taken a while back) they have split like crazy since this photo was taken. Would a thin piece of the rock come off with a blade?[​IMG]
     
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    Nice rics. I love floridas. Cutting the foot will not kill them but it will affect the healing time. A blade easily cuts off a slither of rock if you use some pressure.
     
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    Thanx for all the advice. Will give it a try. What is the best to use to cover them while waiting for them to attach to new rock or ceramic? I've used guaze before but it disintegrates after a few days.
     
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    Live rock is much softer than most people think. A decent thin flat screwdriver will be able to "cut" away the piece under the shroom foot. Best to use something new and as sterile as possible though
     
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    Hi also would be keen to purchase any you have if at all available in the future. Thanx
     
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    Noted. Thanx guys.
     
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    If there's any left over I'd also like to purchase some..
     
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