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Old 03-14-2004, 02:45 AM   #1
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colt coral taking over

do you have to remove it to frag it? if so, here's the problem... it's attatching to everything it comes in contact with including the glass. it's really starting to get out of hand. i moved it to the corner so i could see the rest of the tank but now it's stuck to the glass and 2 more rocks. what should i do?
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Old 03-14-2004, 02:44 PM   #2
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I have the same coral and it definately grows like a weed. You do not need to remove it from the tank but it will slime up a fair bit after it's cut so be sure to add a good grade of carbon for a few days afterwards.

If you go to the local craft store, you should be able to pick up some cheap plastic exacto blades like this one.



Perfect for soft coral fragging and cheap enough to toss when your done if they rust. Rinsing the blade and drying it well could preserve it for another use though.

Simpley find a clear area to slice through the coral stock and have at it. It sound harsh but it's quite simple and as long as your water specs are good the coral will recover in very short order. Be sure the cut is clean, do not tear and try to wear latex gloves. They can be a little hard to get a grip on.

Once fragged, you will also need a clear area in low flow where the frags can be placed with rubble rock to attach. A shallow plastic food grade container with some veil material will work or a HOB breader box with pleanty of extra holes drilled in it for water flow which is what I use. The frags should attach in a week or two and then can be sold, traded or placed alternately in the tank.

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that is a wonderful looking colt you have there. You are more than welcome to send me a frag of it. LOL
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LOL i was thinking the same thing it is a beautiful coral. how long have you had it for?
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Old 03-18-2004, 12:40 AM   #5
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not that long really, maybe about 6 months. it has at least doubled in size though. actually i wouldn't mind sending you frags if you tell me how to package them and pay for shipping i'll let you know when i get up the courage to start hacking away!
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Count me in if your fragging..I'll cover shipping and all..
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me 2 that is 1 healthy looking coral btw what do you feed it¿

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Old 03-20-2004, 12:36 AM   #8
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me 2 that is 1 healthy looking coral btw what do you feed it¿

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