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Old 07-01-2012, 02:37 PM
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do you do the chiselling/breaking in the tank or pull the rock out and do it?
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Old 07-01-2012, 02:57 PM
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I use surgical steal scissors and just cut the rock that they are on right inside the tank
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Old 07-02-2012, 03:57 PM
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I use a large xacto knife and slice some of the rock under the zoa. Then clean this part of the frag and use crazy glue to adhere to the new frag location.
I do this on a table with a tub of tank water on the side to place the frags into.
Zoas can remain out of water for quite some time as you frag them. If you fragged in the tank then you would have to track them down.
When you are finished place everything in the tub of tank water for maybe an hour and then back in the tank. Place the new frags in a low flow area until they start to heal. Maybe a week.
Wear some eye protection and rubber gloves if you have any cuts. Most important research palytoxin before you do this. Highly unlikely but I have read posts where people were messed up from this.

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