How do you trim your frag plugs?

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  1. mikeattack

    mikeattack Astrea Snail

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    I recently purchased a nice sps frag (deep purple color with neon green polyps) and need to trim the frag plug's "tooth" in order to place it on a rock.

    The frag has completely encrusted the plug.

    How do you do this without damaging the coral?

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  3. Thatgrimguy

    Thatgrimguy Flying Squid

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    I would just cut the tooth off with some wire cutters and then epoxy the base to a rock using reef safe 2part epoxy.

    That IS a really cool looking frag!! Gratz
     
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    dowtish Horrid Stonefish

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    mikeattack Astrea Snail

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    Thanks! It was listed as a Jason Fox acro and hidden all the way in the back of the sps frag tank. I think I got a pretty sweet deal on it too :)

    How do you trim with wire cutters? Where do you hold the frag?
     
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    mikeattack Astrea Snail

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    khowst Bangghai Cardinal

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    I use cutters on mine too. In your case I would just cradle it (with out really pressure or grasping it) in my hand & use the snips. The bottom will come off with less pressure then you think.

    Very nice looking piece too btw.
     
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  9. mikeattack

    mikeattack Astrea Snail

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    Thanks, going to try this after I get some epoxy for the other sps I bought (you can see it in the background). It was a small colony that didn't come on a plug so I need to get it fixed to a rock. Pics to come later of that one.
     
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    I shouldve mentioned too, going the route like I desribed vs a dremel is that it will break fairly flush but still have a rough spot where the plug was. This will give a rough area for your glue/expoxy to get into and help thing glue more solidly.