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Hopefully the flesh can move it off. What kind of coral is it and how long has the epoxy been stuck on there? Mine was able to move it off within a few hours
it's looking even better today, so I think giving it time it will get rid of the epoxy on its own... what a relief. Now, if it will just encrust that rock at the speed of light...
 
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it's looking even better today, so I think giving it time it will get rid of the epoxy on its own... what a relief. Now, if it will just encrust that rock at the speed of light...
That's great to hear. Corals are strange and interesting creatures
 
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it's looking even better today, so I think giving it time it will get rid of the epoxy on its own... what a relief. Now, if it will just encrust that rock at the speed of light...
How’s that coral doing now
 

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How’s that coral doing now
I can only see 2 little pieces of the epoxy showing through, everything else is fixed. I've been meaning to take a picture and post it here but it's been a busy few days
 

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Finally had time to do another top-down picture, but here it is, I added a Jack-o-lantern Leptoseris next to it, hopefully when they encrust together it will look sweet:

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Finally had time to do another top-down picture, but here it is, I added a Jack-o-lantern Leptoseris next to it, hopefully when they encrust together it will look sweet:

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Looking great. Did that Lepto manage to get all the glue off or is there still a portion with some on?
 

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Looking great. Did that Lepto manage to get all the glue off or is there still a portion with some on?
Lepto (left) never had glue on it, the psammocora on the right did, and it is definitely all gone :-D
 

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I would suggest popping those frags off of the frag plugs and reglueing them to new ones, just an added precaution against pests. Specifically from Aquasd i had 2 corals i couldnt get off the frag(encrusted) so i did a regular dip. 3 months later aiptasia, bubble algae, and bryopsis were growing from the base of the frags.
 

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I would suggest popping those frags off of the frag plugs and reglueing them to new ones, just an added precaution against pests. Specifically from Aquasd i had 2 corals i couldnt get off the frag(encrusted) so i did a regular dip. 3 months later aiptasia, bubble algae, and bryopsis were growing from the base of the frags.
they aren't on plugs (at least mine aren't), they're on a layer of epoxy (less runny than glue)
 
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Lepto (left) never had glue on it, the psammocora on the right did, and it is definitely all gone :-D
Oh yeah that’s right sorry. Corals are tough cookies.
I would suggest popping those frags off of the frag plugs and reglueing them to new ones, just an added precaution against pests. Specifically from Aquasd i had 2 corals i couldnt get off the frag(encrusted) so i did a regular dip. 3 months later aiptasia, bubble algae, and bryopsis were growing from the base of the frags.
I ended up taking the frag plugs off almost all of them and don’t have many pest issues as of now. Some of them were near impossible and some are but when I moved my tank (next vid), I removed some I couldn’t get off originally.
 
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Join the discussion below for a follow up video on this last video. At the end of this video, I showed you that I moved my tank. Well, it happened, and many things have changed. Some corals look completely different, but that’s not even the biggest thing that changed, so go watch this next video!

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