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Difficulty: Moderate

Recommended Materials:

1.High speed rotary tool with diamond coated cutting wheel, bone shears or similar cutting device.
2. Adhesive (crazy glue or reef safe epoxy)
3. Coral Mount (frag plug, live rock, etc)
4. Bowl or similar water vessel
5. Asst fragging tools (tweezers, picks, etc.
6. Powder free latex gloves
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难度中等

工具:

1.高速的钻石切割机,就是大理石店用来割石头的工具,或者差不多的工具
2.粘合剂 (AA超能胶,水中胶)
3.珊瑚基坐,或小形活石,或者是压克力坐
4.碗或者一些其它装水的容器
5.辅助工具(摄子,钢签之类的东西)
6.一双橡胶手套

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Step 1: Remove coral from your aquarium. Gently shake the coral so the polyps will retract before you remove it from the water. Now determine where you will make your cuts. It's always preferable to cut polyps off as whole polyps or bi-laterally through the mouth, but is not at all necessary.
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第一步:将你的珊瑚从缸里面拿出来,摇一下珊瑚,让珊瑚收缩,然后观察一下从哪里下手,通常最好沿着嘴巴剪下来,不过这不一定需要这样做

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Step 2: Polyps on the outer edge can be removed with little damage to the polyp at all, so I decided to start there. Cutting most of the skeleton below the polyp will allow the frag to encrust onto the plug itself much quicker and give the new polyps an unshaded, horizontal vantage point to absorb light. Still to this day I am amazed at how little of the base skeleton that acans need. I normally try to get the base down to roughly 1/8th".

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第二步:沿着糖果脑下面的基石切割,对它影响最少,所以我决定从这里开始,尽量贴着脑来切割,这样切好以后,由于基石较小,也比较容易粘上珊瑚断支座,同时也不会有遮光处,可以垂直粘珊瑚座或活石,充分吸收灯光。

直到今天,我也说不准到底要保留多大的分支才足够安全,通常,我会切成 1/8英寸左右


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Step 3: After you make the cuts below the flesh, turn the coral over and cut out around the polyp itself. Now either cut through the rest of the base or gently pry the polyp off.

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第三步:切开凹痕后,将珊瑚石反转再进一步切割,或者,直接将分支撬出来


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Step 4: It's pretty much impossible to make such precise cuts with the bulk of the colony, so I like to cut a tic tac toe pattern across the back of the coral. Now simply use a flat headed tool to snap the segments apart .

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第四步:基本上不可能很精确的切开,所以我以棋盘式在背后作切割,现在只要简单地用工具将分支撬出来


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Step 5: After you snap it, there will be some tissue holding the pieces together. Use a razor, scalpel, etc. to cut the connecting tissue.

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第五步:分开后,会有一些像鼻涕物质连在一起,用美工刀切断就行


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Step 6: Rinse off your cutting and place in a bowl of tank water. Try to rinse off all the dust and coral shards that the dremel made. They can be an irritant and cause infection.

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第六步:用鱼缸的水冲洗一下切出来的分支,尝试将所有的石屑和珊瑚粘液冲掉,他们会导致珊瑚感染或生病


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Step 7: Mount the cutting. Dry off the cutting and the mount it is going to be attatched to before glueing. This allows the glue to set stronger. Alow at least one minute to dry before submerging.

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第七步: 粘上分支,先将分支弄干,这样粘合剂快干得很快,并且粘性也会强一点,然后在下水前先等一分钟,好让粘合胶干得完全


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Step 8: Rinse the coral off and return it to the aquarium or frag tank. Its best to put it back in a spot with similar lighting and flow as where it origionally came from.

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第八步:冲洗后就将它放回鱼缸或者断支缸,最后能放在原来相同的位置或者差不多强度的光照下面