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    reef safe coral propagation tools

    I would like to trim my branching hammer some but it seems to have grown onto my live rock, the rock is at the base of my rockscape. Are there trimmers/cutters that are reef safe? Thoughts, ideas?

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    is in tank fragging even safe...toxins etc?

    sorry..I'm a newb to fragging

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    Any type of coral propagation tool being sold is fine to use.
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    sorry to repeat myself...is it possible to do it "in tank"

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    You would need a large pair of bone shears/cutters. These are usually in most fragging kits. They are typically stainless-steel and completely reef safe.

    You can definitely do it underwater so long as the base isn't too thick, some corals can be very difficult to cut. I've shot ducan heads 15 ft across the room using bone shears, due to the pressure I was using to frag it.

    You will likely break the coral off the the rock during the fragging process, so you might want to have some superglue/epoxy on hand to fix it back into place.

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    thank you...

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    Quote Originally Posted by NanoJuice View Post
    thank you...
    For LPS I use the diamond wheel on my dremel

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    I cut my colt coral and toadstool mushroom in the tank before. Not affecting anything so far.

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    that would be the plan...if I could find a submersible dremel.
    but no such invention as of yet...

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    Quote Originally Posted by NanoJuice View Post
    that would be the plan...if I could find a submersible dremel.
    but no such invention as of yet...
    Yes I have also dreamed of a submersible dremel.

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