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Old 03-22-2008, 07:35 PM   #1
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I have canopy off of my tank right now and I've got an itch to frag this giant toad I have. I've never done it before and need some help. Please chime in. Thanks
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Before the answers start coming in, so I can keep up: what's 'frag' mean?
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It means to remove part of a coral and start a new colony.
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Sarcophyton just to be accurate? How large is the stalk and can the rock be removed?
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It is attached to more then one piece of rock. I don't want to remove the entire coral I just would like to frag some of it. The pics below you can kind of see what I'm talking about.


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Frag means to cut the coral into smaller pieces and they will grow into bigger corals. Kind of like what I did to this coral.

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Old 03-22-2008, 08:50 PM   #7
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I would either cut the stalk straight through or round the diameter (pinwheel) about 1"-2" with a new razor. There will be much mucus so definitely run carbon and direct flow to the coral after cutting.
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I saw Julian Sprung frag a leather like that. All he did was get scissors and started cutting it up and then rubber banded the frags to pieces of lr rubble.
Dunno about doing it in the display tho. I'm pretty sure it will slime up big time.
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Yeah I think I will hold off on fragging it until I move it to the new tank. I don't want to cause a chemical war in my tank.
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I was at an Anthony Calfo frag demo a couple of years ago and then had to frag my leather when I got back from a trip to India a year ago. I had to lose the stalk, but yours should grow right back. If you can't remove for fragging, get more flow to it when you're done and run carbon.

Just take a pair of scissors or a blade/scapel and cut a ring around the crown. Cut that into sections and attach each seciton to a rock. I had the best success running a toothpick through a piece and glueing that to the rock. I now have 7 pieces (2 much larger) gowinng in my tank. None are the size of the original which had almost outgrown the tank, but they are gowing and doing quite well.

You can see 5 of them in the photo that was taken this past December (Just over one year since fragging).
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