Leather Fragging In Display

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  1. jeffopentax

    jeffopentax Distinguished Member

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    I want to cut a large frag off my massive leather. It is way too big to wrestle out, so will have to do it in tank. The base of what i want to cut is about 3" x 3/4". Given leathers can give off toxins when cut, is this a bad idea?
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  2. nathan

    nathan Super Active Member Website Affiliate

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    Cutting one piece off wont hurt anything you should be ok.
     
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    jeffopentax Distinguished Member

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    Are the toxins they produce overrated?


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    No not really, one cut and your system will be fine at distributing the toxin and filtering it out, take a bunch of cuts and it may hurt your system, some (most) (all) will give off toxins if others are in close proximity to it, but for the most part are harmless in our tanks. If one giant leather where to die that may be a different story:0
     
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    The cut you want to make should be fine but that really depends on what you have in the tank. Some corals are very sensitive to the toxin leathers produce. I would run carbon and do a few small water changes over a few days as a precaution.
     
  6. jeffopentax

    jeffopentax Distinguished Member

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    No other corals in tank, so should be fine.


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    As you were then.
     
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    derrick orosz Super Active Member

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    when it was on my tank i slides a couple pieces off for people a couple times
     
  9. jeffopentax

    jeffopentax Distinguished Member

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    How long ago? Heals up nicely!


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    probably a year a go. wasn't recent
     
  11. jeffopentax

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    Cut a sizeable frag earlier today. A few minutes ago i started spotting AIPTASIA! Also spotted some pods, which i haven't seen in months. Could the toxin from the cut leather have "woken them up"?


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    Yep I agree with you
     

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