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Old 03-15-2006, 07:48 PM   #1
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Frag for $$$$

I took 4 frags to the LFS 2 weeks ago . I also decided to get a goby they had but had to run to the grocery store and told them I would pick up the fish in less than an hour. When I returned all my frags had been sold and the store gave me $75. They asked for more so I today I took 12 more. I was there maybe 15 minutes and before I had left 3 where already sold out of the cooler I took them in. The owner asked for even more so I am taking another load tomorrow. Just wanted to share this info with people that are having a had time justifying the money spent in this hobby. This will pay for food and supplies etc, plus it helps preserve the reef. If I could only frag enough to pay the power bill In short.... Frag'em if you got'em
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Old 03-15-2006, 08:17 PM   #2
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4 frags for $75 is excellent. What were they? When I had xenia out the ears, I would get $5 credit a frag. I try to trade/sell locally or here now.
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Old 03-15-2006, 09:50 PM   #3
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I get $15 a piece for finger leather frags about 6" tall. I get $5 a piece for shrooms attached to turbo shells. Xenia I can't give away. Going to attempt my first toadstool frag soon. If that goes well I expect they will fetch $15 a piece also. IT adds up. I can't keep up with the finger leather frag requests where I live.
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Old 03-15-2006, 09:57 PM   #4
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Great idea if you have an LFS that wants to deal. Back in the day when I was heavy into FW plants I supported my hobby for 6 months before we moved just by harvesting from my tank every two weeks and selling to my LFS.

I can see a propogation tank in my future. At least I might be able to justify it to the Mrs.
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Old 03-16-2006, 09:46 AM   #5
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I've been taking my kenya tree corals to LFS for a long time now, I get store credit for them. I took around 60 to a wholesaler in my area and he gave me $200 credit. At another LFS I get $5 for small ones and 8 for med.
I got a new bacth of Kenyas that need to go soon..
In my reef club we do lots of trading and giving away of frags, this helps out a lot with new tank owners.
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I have yet to make any frags but i know my LFS is buying xenia from someone in town. GOod job on the frag sales. I wish i was in an area where the market for this stuff was that good. :tear:
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Old 03-16-2006, 01:36 PM   #7
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How big are your Kenya tree frags when you take them in? My Kenya Tree frags itself all the time. I have several small branches popping up all over the tank, but none of them are real big 1-1.5" and most single stalks. My Red musshrooms are popping up in several locations as well.

This is why I am thinking a small frag prop tank might be the way to go so I can grow them out a bit and they are not lost in the main.

For a prop tank say 20g or smaller do you think I can get away with a single power head with a sponge? If I am doing regular PWC I would not think that a skimmer/filter would be needed.

Thoughts?
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My kenya was self fragging what seemed like weekly for a while, and when the frags got large enough they would frag.. I would sell them when they were 3"+. The 4-5" I would ask $8 for. I have some now that are 6+ so I will be asking for more $$. The 60+ I took to the dealer were anywhere from 1.5 to 6" tall. The one LFS wants mounted corals the dealer did not care..
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Do you run a prop tank or are you just pulling them form your main?
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I had one corner of my 125 covered with kenyas. I would take a bunch or LR rubble and then put the frags on top of that. After a weeks the frags would attach to the rubble... I now have moved the larger ones into my fowlr, they were taking up too much room in the reef.
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