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Unread 07/05/2020, 12:56 PM   #1
maevepotter
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Can I frag photosynthetic sponge in tank?

Hi,

My sponge is attached to a large feature rock that I would really rather not take out, but I'd like to frag it. Can I cut it in tank or will it poison the water? Not finding a clear answer online.

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Unread 07/05/2020, 01:13 PM   #2
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Yellows are particularly bad about releasing toxins, but they're not the only ones. I would take it out to the qt tank and let it recover, and don't cut it in the tank.


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Unread 07/05/2020, 02:11 PM   #3
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Thanks, mine is a purple photosynthetic plating sponge


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Unread 07/10/2020, 10:37 AM   #4
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Many sponges (I canít see yours) constantly move waters through their systems, and any disruption (pulling from water) may result in the whole thing dying.


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