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    Can someone help

    I have a med size tonga rock with a patch of orange zoo's and green polyps on it.

    The green polyp is growing faster and i would like to seperate them better so they don't grow into each other.

    Someone who has a tile table saw and knows how to cut rock, can you cut my piece into two.

    Please help. i don't want to loose the zoo's

    Thanks

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    Just take a dremel bit and cut it off... or even a hacksaw. Your not cutting a coral bone, so just hack into it! You could even just take a chisel and a hammer and crack the rock that way.
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    i wAS looking for a clean cut. its about a 10 inch long cut throught the rock, i don't have a dremel either

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    Score it with a hacksaw and then tap along the score line with a chisel. It won't be perfect but it will look more natural anyway.
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    how deep does the cut have to go? is it a 10" deep cut or 10" long cut. My tile saw will do about 3 " deep in one pass. So you could cut about 6" if you flipped it over. This saw was purchased just for coral propagation so this is what I use it for all of the time. Let me know if I can help. -Scott

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    I also have a hack saw with a masonry blade this works great for deep cuts.

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    i think 3 in is fine its 10" long

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    Hmm...never thought of using a tile saw for cutting up live rock. Good idea! I'm still using the caveman practice of a chisel/old screwdriver and a hammer and sometimes just the hammer!

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    i did you a chisel and hammer but i found i was destroying more rock then needed.

    Although Scott Wilson cut the rock today and he used a tile table saw and a hach saw with the masonary bit and it worked great.

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