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Old 11-10-2011, 09:52 PM   #401
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Thanks so much. I'm so glad I finally got my clam. Tank is getting there...
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Old 11-11-2011, 10:38 AM   #402
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The frag plugs that each coral is attached to? i did some fragging this week and mounted most of the smaller ones and put some in other tanks too.
Ok, so do the coral always stay attached to these plugs? What is the purpose of them, to keep the coral in a specified location?

Sorry for all the questions. I've always loved SW tanks and especially the corals.
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Old 11-11-2011, 10:42 AM   #403
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It's used to place small corals on so that they can grow. what will happen is the coral will completely overtake the plug and after awhile you won't see it anymore. This is very true for zooa's, they can overtake a plug and the surrounding rock in a few weeks. lol

The plug is also used to propagate corals, if you splice off a piece of coral the best place to put it is on a frag disk with some super glue.

The disks arent pretty but they will soon match the live rock in color and once the coral grows over it no worries. LOL
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See all the new stuff I've learned today? I can take the rest of the day off!

Thanks, Carey. I really enjoy watching your tank evolve.
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Thanks lynda, I appreciate that. If ypu have any more questions feel free to ask.
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Old 11-15-2011, 05:18 PM   #406
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I threw off my whole buying fish on friday this week lol. I was in the area of my favorite LFS so I figured I'd stop in.

I was in there primarily to price out a 24 x 24 x 24 rimless cube setup to upgrade this 20g tank. Still undecided if I will get it or not but I now know what I'm up against as far as price and lighting etc....

So today I bought a neat teeny tiny frag of a, I think anyway, moonglow or moonburst monti. It unfortunately broke in 2 pieces on the way home but I reglued them both to a plug and hopefully they will heal up and grow.

What I'm really excited about is I got a hang on back refugium for this tank. I plan on adding some sand, cheato and maybe a few scraps of rock. It only holds a half gallon but it's actually pretty cool. I was using an air pump to circulate the water from the tank and into it but I think i will get a very small rio pump and use that instead.

that's it for updates on this tank, other than that I've been playing musical corals for the last week or so. Just can't find the sweet spot for a bunch of them. lol But I'm trying....New light is awesome still, it may be a bit too much light for some of my corals but that's where the re-arranging comes in.


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I threw off my whole buying fish on friday this week lol. I was in the area of my favorite LFS so I figured I'd stop in.

I was in there primarily to price out a 24 x 24 x 24 rimless cube setup to upgrade this 20g tank. Still undecided if I will get it or not but I now know what I'm up against as far as price and lighting etc....

So today I bought a neat teeny tiny frag of a, I think anyway, moonglow or moonburst monti. It unfortunately broke in 2 pieces on the way home but I reglued them both to a plug and hopefully they will heal up and grow.

What I'm really excited about is I got a hang on back refugium for this tank. I plan on adding some sand, cheato and maybe a few scraps of rock. It only holds a half gallon but it's actually pretty cool. I was using an air pump to circulate the water from the tank and into it but I think i will get a very small rio pump and use that instead.

that's it for updates on this tank, other than that I've been playing musical corals for the last week or so. Just can't find the sweet spot for a bunch of them. lol But I'm trying....New light is awesome still, it may be a bit too much light for some of my corals but that's where the re-arranging comes in.

Very cool, does the new coral "glow"?
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I don't have the blues only on yet, I bet it will. It has tiny little dots on it that are neon green so it should look awesome once it grows big enough. he had a mother colony but it was like several hundred dollars lol. And it wasn't even that big.
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Awesome! Well you will have to post pics when your blue is on!

Yours will become large as the mother colony soon enough!
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sunset monti? never heard of moonburst. i would love to see a pic.
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