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I have a huge colt coral in my 125 reef tank(8" base) that I think is releasing toxins because stuff around it is stressed. I want to trim it down, but know nothing about it. Any suggestions?
01/19/2006, 06:11 PM
Remove the colt if you can and slice it down the middle then half those halves. Use bridal netting to secure individual sections to large rocks and leave them in a location to heal over and secure. It will take a few weeks, after that take them to your LFS and trade them for credit or give some to a fellow hobbyist.
It's on a giant rock, can't be removed. I don't think there is any way to slice it in half as it is.
01/19/2006, 08:07 PM
Can you just remove a few branches then?
If so that would work, just attach as described.
If not you may just have to slice through the base and divide it as I posted above. I have propped one larger than what you describe without any problems, you must use razor sharp tools that let you cut fast and in one slice.
Recomend using lots of carbon afterwards and skim heavy for several hours. This should negate any serious aleopathic problems that may or may not arise. Better safe than sorry afterall.
01/20/2006, 05:44 PM
I didnt know that colts would release toxins... Is this common?
Actually, the reason I am cutting it down is because I think it is poisoning the corals close to it. I have a Aquamedic Turbofloater 1000 on the tank, so I think any toxins will get skimmed pretty fast.
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