Fragged a Bubble Coral

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  1. Scape

    Scape Astrea Snail

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    I just finished the second frag I've done. Which was my Bubble coral.

    Just finished up and placed my 2 bubble frags back in the tank!
    We'll see what happens! Now just gotta let it heal and then hopefully I can trade one of the frags for something or just sell it.
     
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  3. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Congrats!

    How did you frag it and how big was the original colony? Pictures for crying out loud. :)
     
  4. oldfishkeeper

    oldfishkeeper Giant Squid

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    yes, I'm interested to hear how you did this. I have a jumbo bubble coral I'd love to frag in two......I didn't even think it was possible to frag a bubble.
     
  5. Scape

    Scape Astrea Snail

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    Here are your pictures Corailline, now settle down xD

    The original colony had about a 5in or so Skeleton and it opened about 7in-8in.

    What I did:

    I had all the polyps close up and took it out of the tank
    Set it on a plate

    I took a dremel with a rotatory disc on it and cut a line along the skeleton.
    Took 2 or 3 passes and made it deeper. about a 1/4th of an inch deep.

    Once I thought the cut was deep enough I put a flat head screw drive in the cut I made.
    Pushing the screwdriver to one side, made the skeleton break along the cut I made.

    So Now there are 2 separate Skeleton pieces and then the skin/polyps joined at the top.

    I took a brand new Exacto knife blade and then cut the skin.

    And then put the 2 pieces back in the tank.

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    It is still mad at me :/ Im hoping tomorrow the 2 pieces will be all opened back up.
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    Here is the Tutorial I found on how to do it:
    http://www.netpets.org/fish/reference/reefref/bubcoral.html
    In the tutorial he explains how to wedge it apart, but instead I just cut it. I read other tutorials and It wont harm it that much. Wedging it is just more natural and takes longer
     
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  6. Jmblec2

    Jmblec2 Corkscrew Tentacle Anemone

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    I'd be pretty mad if my bubble was cut in half.
     
  7. Scape

    Scape Astrea Snail

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    Haha I know.. But it will just have to deal with it..

    It'll be fine in a few days.. Hopefully...
     
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  9. ingtar_shinowa

    ingtar_shinowa Giant Squid

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    You want to hit them with an iodine bases dip to prevent BJD and other necrotic tendencies.
     
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  10. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
  11. Vinnyboombatz

    Vinnyboombatz Giant Squid

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    +1 Dipping is very important.
     
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  12. Scape

    Scape Astrea Snail

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    All back to normal :)

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