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Old 02-14-2005, 01:36 PM   #1
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started propagating today.

Well,after much research and googling, I've decided to try my hand at propagating my corals. I decided to try mushrooms and colts first. I have 3 colt frags now and about 12 shroom frags. This is day two and the colts are already standing back up and the shrooms are already expanding. I don't know how many will survive but I just had to give it a try. The more we can grow on our own the less we take from the ocean. Wish me luck!
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The first is a pic of the 3 colt frags attached to lr rubble. THe second is the shroom frags in a tray of cc held down by wedding veil material. Now I know what to do with all the lids that do not have bowls.
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Looking good. Any reason why you did 2 colt corals on one rock?
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very nice and good luck. Hopefully the wife doesnt know you are using her wedding veil, on Valetines Day, to protect your corals. But if she does, and doesnt have a problem, god bless her.
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That is a great idea with the tray and the shrooms. I hate doing them individually.

When I do xenia, I put some rubble frags in a speciman container that has holes drilled in it and put the frags on top. They will attach themselves in a few days.

I have always had bad luck attaching shrooms since the pieces are usually smaller. Great idea!
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I'm a girl you know. Anyways, I originally only had one frag on that rock but the rubberband cut it in half so I went ahead and put both pieces back on the same rock cause they are so small. I got the tray idea off of the GARF website for the shrooms. They also have xenia propagation where they put all the pieces in a piece of wedding veil then tie the ends together and put the bag in an area of high flow. The pieces eventuall grow through the veil and then you can cut the veil into pieces and attach them via the veil to a rock. That is the best site for prop info.
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