How to frag softies?

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  1. lIghty

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    Hi friends,

    Have some softies that I want to put under the knife, not sure on the exact types, how does one go ahead with this?

    I know I need to remove them from the tank into a bucket or something, but do I just slice off one of the "branching" pieces?

    got some nylon to tie them to the piece of tile?

    Please help before I kill everything:(

    thx
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    What ones are they?

    Get yours self a scalpel, they are the best at cutting softies.
     
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    Yes you can slice a piece of the branch and then use an elastic band or superglue gel and attach to a rock :) The elastic band can be remove in a week or two,depending if the coral is attached. But all depends on what species it is.
     
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    Most softies don't like been supa glued, better let then attach to some rock or gravel first.
     
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    Cut a branch off and push it into the substrate, in a week or 2 it would have attatched to some gravel and then you can mount it with supa glue.
     
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    could I not just slice a piece of in the DT? or would it release too many toxins?
     
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    Remove, cut, rinse and then put back. Never put the frags and higher than the mother colony and put it back in the same place less stress with light.
     
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    That first and third pic looks like a finger leather, not sure how to do those. I'd say cut a piece at the base of a branch, use thread or rubber band and attach to a piece of shell and bury in your substrate, it should attach very quickly. Second pic is Kenya or Collt Coral, very easy. I've had much luck just cutting those at the base of a branch with a very sharp blade and placing in substrate. You can also attach it with thread or rubberband to a branch of rock and it will take off. Do not use superglue gel on any softie. Nasty burn and you will lose the piece. GO FOR IT
     
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    Can I use grout ( for tiles ) mixed with coral sand to make plugs? tried the super glue and sand story, just doesn't work, only leaves me with grout?
     
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    Don't use grout. The sand story works, just make sure their is not too much flow.
     
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