Frags with macro

Discussion in 'Frags' started by Moxtrain, Jun 29, 2012.

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  1. Moxtrain

    Moxtrain Peppermint Shrimp

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    How do you guys deal with the unwanted macroalgae that can ride in on new frags? I feel like manual removal isn't always effective and hydrogen peroxide would do too much damage to the corals tissues.
     
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  3. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I pluck it off and hope the clean up crew comes and attacks the algae. I will remove the coral from the plug if possible any way and hope that helps also.
     
  4. Moxtrain

    Moxtrain Peppermint Shrimp

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    Not a bad idea to pull the plug off entirely. Might not be a bad idea to invest in some plugs of my own. That way I could just transfer them over.
     
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    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Good idea, I like to mount my corals without the plug at all. I use gel superglue to mount them.
     
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    PghSteeler Tassled File Fish

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    agreeds, I acclimate them with the plug but then try to pry them free so I can just put the coral in a nook of liverock instead of seeing plug
     
  7. Moxtrain

    Moxtrain Peppermint Shrimp

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    Honestly i've thought about just glueing them straight into the rockwork but i'm paranoid that in the future I will need to move my corals to find perfect flow.
     
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    Chuck them into the tank and let the tangs and fox face at them.The next day there's not the slightest trace left of any algae.
     
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    Moxtrain Peppermint Shrimp

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    Which probably works neatly so long as you have tangs and fox faces......