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Old 10-29-2003, 06:05 PM   #1
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looking for info on how to frag.

If anyone has info on how to frag my own corrals could you pass it along. I've been reading about you guys fraging your stuff and would to try it and maybe start trading. any help would be great thanks.


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Old 10-29-2003, 06:26 PM   #2
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What corals do you have that you want to frag?

This is an excellent book on fragging corals...
Anthony Calfo's Book of Coral Propogation
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I've fragged sps, softies, 'shrooms, zo's and gorgonians. What type of info. are you looking for?
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I would like a great how to on all types of corals.
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Wow, that's a lot of typing. Let's see, I'll start with the easiest - sps.

Start with a healthy, established mother colony. Break a piece of the coral off with a pair of clean wire snips (don't use your fingers - the oils on your flesh irritate the coral).

Put the frag in a separate container of tank water (be sure to change out water regularly to maintain temp), for about an hour. This gives the coral a chance to expel any mucuous/slime outside of the display.

Attach to a small piece of base rock, or coral plug. One *trick* that most ppl don't do is this -- attach to coral with the healthy tissue down. Damaged tissue should face upwards to receive the best light/current for healing. I use superglue gel (cyanoacrylate gel) for all my sps frags.

Some things I think are important --

Keep handling time to a bare minimum. Aklways try not to touch the coral with your bare hands.

Place frags in the same or slightly lower light than the mother colony, never higher.

Do not move frags around frequently. Every time you move a frag, it expends energy (and as such, weakens the coral) by the need to acclimate itself to new lighting, water flow, etc.

Okay, that's sps ...

More another time.
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