how to frag torch

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  1. MarcVanJ

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    hi all

    has anybody fragged a torch coral, i got one with 7-8 heads on it but it is too large for my nano so i wanted to frag it and sell it off.

    does anyone have any experience with it or want to come visit have a beer and frag it for me
     
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    It's very easy. Just cut through the skeleton below the tissue on the "dead" area. Hacksaw blade works well. I just use metal shears, though this takes a bit of practice.

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    ok cool yeah i was stupid i should have researched before posting, saw a guy use a dremel and i have one so will do that
     
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    Dremel has worked well for me in the past. Just make sure you don't cut to close to the head - live tissue.
     
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    Don't forget goggles and hand protection... you never know what air-born poisons can be released. (even tho they might not be poisonous coral), you better be safe than sorry.
     
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    so just fragged the coral, out of the 8 heads i managed to save 5, as i was cutting it cracked right through 2 heads. pretty pleased with myself since i have been doing marine for 3 weeks now :tt2:. i did wear goggles so eyes are safe. anybody interested in buying a torch frag if they survive :thumbup:
     
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    Those cracked ones usually survive if you glue them down.
     
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    I added them to the tank anyway so we shal see what happenes
     
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    No pic's :eek:........... It did not happen.
     
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    Maybe you will. The rest of us will have to use our imagination I suppose...:whistling:
     
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    A split through the a head is not a problem. You just have more heads. Although the split heads will take a little longer to gain form
     
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