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Old 08-31-2004, 04:32 PM   #1
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dealing with frags

I really want to start fragging some of my corals and I wondered how everyone does it? I have read enough on how to cut them but what do you do after you cut them. I have lost a few previous frags in the tank and I wondered if I could use a 10 gal tank I have as a temp tank? Is there a cheap light I could get to keep them healthy until I can place them in the tank?

I also thought about modifying a speciman container with drilled holes and suction cups to put in the main tank as a temp home.

Ideally I would like something separate but lighting might be an issue. I figure if you cut a mushroom like a pizza, that is some small pieces

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Old 08-31-2004, 07:20 PM   #2
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you could attach them to a small piece of rock/plug with superglue gel and get a small CF light for your 10g and use that as a holding tank. -or -
CPR does sell an in-tank refugium that probably would be perfect though it is much smaller than a 10g.
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Old 08-31-2004, 11:25 PM   #3
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The large speciman container would be a lot smaller too. I might have to see how big the in tank fuges are. If I remember correctly , there are a few sizes.

The 10g I already have though. Is there any kind of light at HD or similar that would give the intensity needed for a small tank?
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Old 08-31-2004, 11:57 PM   #4
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My HD doesn't carry any PC's as I am looking for one for my small aquafuge. Coralife does make a 20" PC that should work.
http://www.thatpetplace.com/Products.../Itemdy00.aspx
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I was in TPP over the weekend, and they had a 20 W 50/50 bulb that screws into a normal light socket. But I can't find it online
It is made by coralife. It is item no 54210
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Old 09-01-2004, 11:07 AM   #6
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Something like that would be good. Aren't most commercial bulbs the wrong intensity?

I saw a couple of the 20" lights on ebay too. Need to find a cheap one. Too many tanks in the house as it is
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Aren't most commercial bulbs the wrong intensity?
no and yes. With lighting the concern is the spectrum. Intensity is required for penetrating deeper into the water, which isn't required on a small system.
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