Best way to detach a leather coral from rock?

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    Dturner Reefer Madness

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    Hey Guys,

    One of my devils hand has multiplied and multiplied to the point where there's too many in my tank. I would like to detach them from the rocks they are on but I am wondering the best way to do this. If I were to use a razor blade and cut as close to the base as possible, would the "stump" of the coral continue to grow after I cut it? What would happen to it? Here's a pic so you have an idea of what I am dealing with. Thanks!

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    The stumps will grow back. That's a problem with leathers that grow prolifically -- kenya trees are the worst! Once you cut it, I'd smother the stump with some superglue gel. That will keep it from growing back.
     
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    Dturner Reefer Madness

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    That sounds like a good idea, I will try that out. Thanks!
     
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    Why not just split the rock?
     
    Jr.Ramirez, Mar 19, 2012
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    I wish it were that simple... it's pretty low in my tank, I would have to unstack half of my tank to get the rock out.
     
    Dturner, Mar 21, 2012
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    Beautiful tank.
     
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