Ok, so the frag swap is coming up rapidly, my in-line frag tank is all setup using a combo of natural sunlight as well as metal halide lighting (comes on when the sunlight is not at it's brightest). But the purpose of this post is not to remind people to start fragging (you should! ), but to get some tips. Ok branching stonies are a no brainer snap a twig off using your favorite staineless steel instrument, but what if it's not something as easy. So those out there please respond, since I do fall into a number of these catagories myself, and if you want me to bring more stuff, I need some help (and I'm sure others would too) 1) Plating stony corals, how exactly do you remove frags if they're hugging the rock? Are you left with removal of the rock they're on (hoping it's not structural) then hit it with a diamond blade? Or is there a slicker method? 2) Pretty much any other corals that in a similar fashion hug the rocks, I have numerous mushroom species I'd like to "trim" back, acan lords colonoies which I wouldn't mind popping a few heads off for people, zoanthid colonies (ok I don't have large mats, but some people do!) So how exactly do you work frags off of these?? Is it still a matter of hoping the piece isn't structural? 3) Monti-caps, and the like, I have a few versions (including Mike's Luscious Pink* Pinkness is a direct relation to the wavelength of light shining upon it) that could do for a little trim, but everytime I think I could snap a piece off, WAMMO, I get 10 mini-frags. Basically I'm opening the forum to suggestions for removing similar stuff... hopefully without removing the whole rock.