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splitting a leather coral

Postby ryanrad17 » November 1st, 2007, 6:10 pm

can i cut my leather coral in half vertically, or will the 2 pieces just die
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Postby dfladermaus » November 6th, 2007, 3:48 am

Yes you can cut it in half. No it wont die if you keep it in enough flow and dont change the lighting too much.

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Postby ab420 » December 30th, 2007, 11:20 pm

True story:

when moving rocks in my tank, I didn't realize that my green leather had started to attach to another rock, and just "yanked" it up, RIPPING the leather right down the middle, from top to base. Let me repeat, I RIPPED IT in half, not cut.

While I do NOT recommend this at all, both sides recovered perfectly and continued growing with no problems at all.

Leather corals are VERY forgiving! lol
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Postby H@rry » October 15th, 2008, 11:38 am

You can usually cut them however you want. Stick a plastic toothpick through the piece and use rubber bands on each end of the toothpick to secure it to a piece of rubble. It will usually adhere to the rubble in a week or so.
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