Ok well I fragged it. Pocillopora Agggg glue

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  1. Va Reef

    Va Reef Giant Squid

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    ok yeah i didnt mean right away anyways but they sure are pretty looking, what are your params? and any helpful hints with that certain species? thanks
     
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  3. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Thanks

    Ca 450
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    Mag 1400


    It is a hardy coral, the only really issue I see time and time again with others RP is loss of color or loss of green coloration.

    Most advise that is you loose the green coloration to move it lower in the tank, to an area of less intense lighting. Mine is high in the tank.

    You can see the green coloration. This picture is 4 hours after fragging, it could still go south but I hope not.

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  4. Va Reef

    Va Reef Giant Squid

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    ahh i forgot about lighting, would you think it would lose most of its color under PC's? may i ask why moving it lower would allow more green coloration? green is wanted right?
     
  5. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Metal halide 20k Radium, 150 watts.

    I did keep the frag right under PC lighting for 2 months and it did keep it's color, but it was right next to the light. But if had not been changing tanks I would have not attempted it.

    Personally I like the contrast of the red against the green. This acropora is famous for that characteristic.


    :)
     
  6. xjaydub20x

    xjaydub20x Feather Duster

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    Beautiful coral! We just got a frag for ourselves and can't wait to watch it grow. How large was your frag when you purchased it and how long did it take to grow as big as it is now?
     
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    Looks great corailline can't wait to see how they do!
     
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  9. Nismo400rgtr

    Nismo400rgtr Teardrop Maxima Clam

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    Congrats on the successful fragging. I think they'll do fine!!
     
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  10. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Congrats, that is great.

    It was about 3/4 of an inch when I got it in May 2010.
    :)


    Thank you, me too,

    I glued one completely horizontal to see if it grows faster than the one I placed vertically. I have heard that frags glued horizontal grow faster.

    :)
     
  11. steve wright

    steve wright Super Moderator Staff Member

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    congrats Corailline

    looks like a job well done to me

    the horizontal placed frags do tend to colonise surfaces faster
    as you have more flesh in contact with the plug or rock

    but frags placed vertically are fine also IME and its a much easier technique to master as you only need to apply glue to the cross section which is 90%+ skeleton and that certainly feels better than applying glue to the live flesh down one side of the coral

    Steve
     
  12. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Thank you Nismo, the vote of confidence is very appreciated.

    Hey Steve,

    Thank you, I can tell it is something that takes practice that is for sure.

    Do you dry your plugs before you put the glue on?

    All other fragging has been on soft and lps, this takes a much steadier hand.