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Old 06/15/2021, 09:47 PM   #1
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Creeping coral problem

I have a good looking plate coral that seems to like to grow and propagate and cover my rock. I figured itís like the coralline so Iíll let it go, but itís covering most of my rock now.
Can I just glue new coral plugs right on top of it?

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Old 06/16/2021, 05:26 AM   #2
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I’ve heard of people doing this but you may end up with coral warfare as the plug gets encrusted. I know most would advise to frag it if possible


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Old 06/16/2021, 08:56 AM   #3
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Iíve heard of people doing this but you may end up with coral warfare as the plug gets encrusted. I know most would advise to frag it if possible
Problem is, itís growing right on the rock face attaching itself and becoming part of the rock.


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Old 06/16/2021, 04:33 PM   #4
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frag or get a bigger tank


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Old 06/16/2021, 05:56 PM   #5
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frag or get a bigger tank
I canít. Itís one big center piece rock and itís literally growing and attaching to the rock.


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Old 06/16/2021, 07:53 PM   #6
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I can’t. It’s one big center piece rock and it’s literally growing and attaching to the rock.
I understand. I had a giant purple boulder that spread ... take a chisel to it - the frags will survive.

here it is in the middle top of the tank
https://youtu.be/BUGDpWdHUEU

and ~ a year later
https://youtu.be/mSzO3DBbSE0


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Old 06/16/2021, 09:26 PM   #7
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I understand. I had a giant purple boulder that spread ... take a chisel to it - the frags will survive.

here it is in the middle top of the tank
https://youtu.be/BUGDpWdHUEU

and ~ a year later
https://youtu.be/mSzO3DBbSE0
Iíll give it a shot. Thanks


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Old 06/17/2021, 08:46 AM   #8
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I had to do just that on my tank also.
Now I have a blue sponge that needs serious attention.


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Old 06/19/2021, 07:43 AM   #9
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Old 06/19/2021, 03:18 PM   #10
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Just place rock on top of it


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