how should i remove plugs from coral?


New member
i have a few acro frags/colonies that are mounted on some plugs that are.... big and ugly... and i would rather have them attaching to my live rock. im just not sure what the best way to remove the corals from the cement plugs without damaging the coral. anyone have a tricks to remove them carfully?or should i just pull out the hammer and chisel and carve away the plugs carfully?


Premium Member
I use some pointy wire cutters for pinky sized and smaller corals. I throw the plug in the frag tank after and it makes me a "trader" within a couple of months. 2 for the price of one.