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Coral Surgery, how do YOU do it?

Discussion in 'Help and Advice' started by [email protected], Apr 20, 2012.

  1. Simon@coralsworkshop

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    i have a large cataphyllia that i want to cut in to several. how do people do it? what tools and and methods do you use?

    i was thinking of just taking an angle grinder to do it. as i think this will be the quickest way, but how do i hold the dam thing while cutting? put it in some sort of clamp?
     
  2. jrob3rts

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    Angle grinders and corals usually result in a negative outcome, as does a fret saw based on my experience.
    Many as a dremel with a diamond blade for a swift clean cut but I cannot comment on the fragging of a Cat as I imagine the risk of dross is damage and subsequent loss is relatively high.
    You could consider selling it and purchasing smaller pieces.
     
  3. deb+wayne

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    Dremel the Skeleton and scalpel to the flesh.
     
  4. volitans68

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    Problem is when you cut the flesh the coral could die due to an infection
     
  5. deb+wayne

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    Dip in coral cleaner afterwards and,all should be fine.
     
  6. Simon@coralsworkshop

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    have you chopped up many successfully?
     
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