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    Posted: December 31 2014 at 1:37pm
I have a toadstool coral that has grown way too big for my tank.  I have an RSM 130 and it is approx 14 inches by 8 inches and about 10-12" tall.  It is really a pretty coral so i would feel bad fragging it, but it need to do something.  

I am concerned that it would be difficult to move as a full piece as it is attached to a rock, though I am pretty sure the rock is removable.   

I guess I am just asking for advice on what to do.  

Would it potentially damage the whole coral if I try to move it?  Would fragging it be the best option?   Any help would be appreciated.   

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Sell it to Adam.

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You can actually cut off around the rim of the toadstool to reduce it's size using a pair of scissors. Toadstools recover very quickly and you can cut up the rim you take off into little squares and each of those will become a new smaller toadstool :)

Removing the entire coral shouldnt cause it any harm. Leather corals are tough! Removing it from the tank to frag it is what I would recommend. After fragging swirl it around in a bucket of tank water to remove debris and slime before returning to the tank. Would be best to do it after a water change so you have the old tank water to rinse and frag it in.

That is my opinion on the matter. It has worked for me :)


Edited by Pete Moss - December 31 2014 at 11:09pm
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I agree with Pete.

When cut with scissors or knife, this coral produces a lot of strong chemicals that can irritate and even kill, so if it's cut while in the tank, do a water change after and add new Activated Carbon.

I typically start by making a few cuts into the disc, letting it heal for a week and making more cuts until several 1-3" pieces can be removed and secured to LR pieces with elastics. Doing a little at a time makes it so the chemical it produces doesn't overpower a relatively small tank.

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If you give it a close shave, I'd love some pieces!! 

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Wow that's an old thread to find.
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I have a nice toadstool for you Daniel. This one won't be free, but it will be affordable.
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Mark, are you available this afternoon by chance?
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