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Old 09-06-2004, 12:00 AM   #1
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I am getting ready to do a bit of fragging and was thinking of using a 10 gal tank as a growout tank. I am going to build a tray for the frags and with the depth of the water, I figure I won't need a huge light. Would a 28 watt PC fixture be enough. I would like to find something cheaper but not sure what it would be.

Also, you think plumbing into my main system would be better than a stand alone w/ LR and/or filter? I think I would rather keep it separate.

Any ideaas?
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Old 09-06-2004, 08:40 AM   #2
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If you could find a way to tap into your sump, maintenance would be much easier.
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Old 09-06-2004, 10:05 AM   #3
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I think as long as you are only keeping softies you should be fine. I just got luckly and bought a 20L with a 150W HQI and two VHO. off of another reefer.

I wouldn't recomend plumbing it into your main system for two reasons. 1. when you fraq corals you should really be running carbon to take out the toxins and 2 if you main tank crashes you will lose all of your frags as well.
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Old 09-07-2004, 09:48 AM   #4
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Well, I am trying a large speciman container at the moment. I have it hung in the back and I have some egg crate in it with holes drilled in the container for water flow. I fragged some zoos, button polyps and anthelia this weekend.

BTW, do most people wear gloves when fragging? I have read that zoos have a pretty potent toxin.
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Old 09-07-2004, 10:26 AM   #5
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Well, I am trying a large speciman container at the moment. I have it hung in the back and I have some egg crate in it with holes drilled in the container for water flow. I fragged some zoos, button polyps and anthelia this weekend.

BTW, do most people wear gloves when fragging? I have read that zoos have a pretty potent toxin.

I never wear them, but many people do. I always wash my hands after I frag. They are toxic from what I've read more toxic then botchulism (spl?). I don't know who true that is though... I always run carbon after I frag them in my tank.
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I actually removed some of them from the tank before I fragged. Some of my zoos are on big rocks so I had to do it in the tank.
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I actually removed some of them from the tank before I fragged. Some of my zoos are on big rocks so I had to do it in the tank.
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Zoos contain a nerotoxin. If your sensitive to it then it can be very dangerious.
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Old 09-08-2004, 11:17 PM   #9
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Here is a quick pic of the frags I got. I still have a few more to do. I have a huge leather I need to frag. You think I could cut 2-3 branches off with no problems? These branches would just be tips really but they have a branch or 2 coming off of them as well.
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