How to frag a hammer

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  1. butcherman

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    Is it at all advisable to frag a non branching hammer?

    If yes, what is the best and safest method of ding this?
     
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    it is very tricky, not a lot of people have been successful with it. The shell usually just grows to accomodate more of the coral. It is possible to severly injure the coral by trying to cut it in half, branching hammers on the other hand grow extra stalks(or what ever you call it) which people usually cut away from the colony. I would not advise it man. Espically if it is doing well.
     
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    This is why i am asking. It's growing so fast and well at the soon i will have to sell it as it will out grow the tank i think.
     
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    Non branching is a no-no for fragging. I agree with DarrenT, don't even bother. Its impossible to frag without cutting the polyp, and that is something you really dont want to do to a non-branching hammer. You could lose the whole thing.
     
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