Trimming pandora zoanthid

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I have a pandora zoanthid coral in my tank that is growing on top of another zoa. I would like to trim it, so it doesn't grow over the other coral. Any special tips on how to do that?
 
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if you can take the rock out it will have it easier. Put on gloves and goggles just in case, cut underwater. If you have some bone cutters, use those to break of parts of the rock. Really easy.
 

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Take precaution and have the correct safety materials. But I seen good instructional videos on YouTube by bahama llama
 

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Both of the points above me are good ones. Try not to maul the Pandora’s as they will release palytoxin. Injecting with kalk paste, aptasia X, etc is a good way to do it since you won’t really be able to tell the difference between your Pandora’s and the other zoas after they’re all closed up and out of the water. If you can, sacrificing a few of your more desirable zoas in order to completely clear the area of the Pandora’s is best. :) good luck!
 
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if you can take the rock out it will have it easier. Put on gloves and goggles just in case, cut underwater. If you have some bone cutters, use those to break of parts of the rock. Really easy.
I can’t really take the rock out of the water because the Pandora is spreading over three rocks. That would be difficult. So I can’t cut them inside the tank?
 

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I can’t really take the rock out of the water because the Pandora is spreading over three rocks. That would be difficult. So I can’t cut them inside the tank?
Yeah you can cut in the tank, just a bit harder to do. Run some carbon after just in case.
 

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