View Full Version : Frag plug removal

02/17/2017, 04:58 AM
Hello, I wanted to know how most people get new frags off of their discs. I want to put all new frags on new discs to help decrease the chance of introducing parasites into my system, and to have all frags on the same kind of disc. Do you just scrap them off with a blade gently, only way I could see encrusting corals come off?

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02/17/2017, 09:38 PM
Generally, if you can get something sharp between the glue and the plug, a little twist and it pops right off.

02/18/2017, 04:49 PM
If a coral is encrusted onto the plug it's not coming off. If it isn't then a butter knife or screwdriver should work to pop it off.

02/26/2017, 04:06 AM
I've popped them off with bone cutters.

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03/08/2017, 01:34 PM
butter knife or screwdriver for me

Diana A
03/08/2017, 02:09 PM
I use a screwdriver. I remember dipping my corals in Coral RX and at the end of the dipping time, I decided to pop off the plug. I was surprise at the critters that were still alive between the coral and plug. That was the last time I left a plug on before I dipped.

03/12/2017, 10:49 PM
After you pop them off what do you use to "glue" them on to your rocks or aquascape?

03/13/2017, 05:46 AM
If it is flat I just use super glue.

03/13/2017, 05:48 AM

03/13/2017, 05:50 AM
If it is not flat you might have to use some reef epoxy putty as well.

thirsty saltine
03/17/2017, 09:15 PM
I use a small flathead screwdriver to pop them off, if I need to, and then put a sandwhich of superglue gel, watersafe jb weld and more superglue gel, stick that to rubble rock and put it in the tank.

04/05/2017, 12:23 AM
Anyone using a Dremel tool? Or is that a bad idea?

Diana A
04/05/2017, 05:13 AM
Anyone using a Dremel tool? Or is that a bad idea?

I use a dremel too...when it won't give me a clean flat bottom

04/08/2017, 12:55 PM
Anyone using a Dremel tool? Or is that a bad idea?

Have used one in the past and I don't care much for it. It's too easy to have the dremel slip or jump and damage the coral. Prefer bone cutters or a screw driver for piece of mind.