First frag

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  1. elrohiras

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    So, as you guys know I'm pretty new to the hobby. 8 months in and got my first two sps's today.. A monty and an acro. Pics below. Thought it was also a good time to try my first frag, have a leather finger that is growing very nicely and one branch is hitting the glass when extended .. So .. 1st attempt .. Holding thumbs they both survive!

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    Welcome to the world of fragging :thumbup:

    Leathers do very well with fragging, you can slice them all day long and they'll just grow, lol. What did you glue the frag down with?
     
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    Seachem reef glue, stuck it onto a frag base i had removed from an older frag that went straight onto the live rock.
     
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    Second lot of frags today, went a bit bigger.. Devils hand leather was getting too big pressing up against glass and so on.

    Made 7 frags
    A mix of both glue and elastic techniques will see which is better.

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    And a little fella glued straight onto the LR
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    Anything for sale?

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    elrohiras

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    Perhaps in a couple of weeks
     
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    Cool, let me know. Interested in the Devils hand leather.

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    My experience with leathers are that they do not like rubber bands. Especially sinularia. They rot away where the rubber band held them. just keep an eye on them.

    I put mine now in tubs in the tank so that there are not strong water flow on the frag itself. And let it grow onto the rock on its own. Takes "forever".
     

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