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Old 03-18-2014, 05:01 PM   #1
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The great frag

About a year ago, I purchased my first coral for $10. Which was this little acan. Click image for larger version

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His name is sprouts.

After a while it started growing some heads. Click image for larger version

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Now sprouts has about probably 30 heads. But does not want to leave the frag plate. Click image for larger version

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So I was thinking about fragging it. I don't have a special saw or anything. And it will be my first time fragging. Is it possible to use a chisel and a hammer and cut the skeleton around the heads?

Also I bought a green acan and put it next to him. And he started turning green Click image for larger version

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ID:	228819. If I can do this with a chisel I will be able to share sprouts, my first coral experience, with friends and trade around.
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Old 03-18-2014, 05:25 PM   #2
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I would not frag that yet. I don't think there is enough skeleton.
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Old 03-18-2014, 05:27 PM   #3
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Mr. X I can't see the frag plate anymore because of the skeleton growing all around it and on the sides. And it won't grow off of the plate for some weird reason
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What do you mean it won't grow off the plate? It won't attach to anything else? It will eventually grow outward and the skeleton will follow underneath.
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Not that "sprouts" isn't an acan but the size of the polyps sure looks a lot like a candycane. Also FYI the green acan beside sprouts isn't an acan, that's a duncan.
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There is a green acan to the right of the Duncan. And "sprouts" is definitely an acan
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Never said sprouts wasn't just that it being as extended as it is resembles a candy can. I don't see a green acan in the pictures just the duncan.
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It's right below sprouts
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Not the Duncan haha. The acan. And it's clearly green on the right
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The tiny little frag, at first glance it looks like part of the larger acan.
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