Frag POLL: Coral chip, tile, plug or loose?

Discussion in 'Fragging Corals' started by Dane, 10 May 2010.

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How do you like your frags prepared?

  1. Tile

    4 vote(s)
    10.8%
  2. Live rock or coral fragment/chip

    27 vote(s)
    73.0%
  3. Plug

    6 vote(s)
    16.2%
  4. Unnattached

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Dane

    Dane

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    So!

    How do you like your frags prepared?

    I HATE tiles! But I dont really have a proper frag setup... I can see the benefits. I much prefer the natural look of a piece of coral.

    Anyone using plugs? Anyone PREFER their stuff unattached?

    Some round plugs
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    Tiles
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    Natural coral fragments/chips
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  3. Boegie

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    I voted live rock because its natural.
     
  4. 459b

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    Tiles are easy to use if you fragging alot.
    If you using the small tiles it shouldnt take long for the frag to overgrow the tile.
     
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    If it is softies then live rock, for sps I prefer unattached.
     
  6. Mekaeel

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    When it comes to SPS, I dont mind what the coral is attached to. After some time, the coral will encrust and eventually cover the area.
     
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    Dane

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    Agreed, the small tiles aren't too bad. But i like the way they grow and fit the curve of a piece of natural rock...
     
  8. Rory

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    Natural or unattached. The "plugs" irie ivan used to use were quite nice too for small sps frags because they very easily go into holes in live rock and then the sps can encrust.
     
  9. mandarinman

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    polyfiller in silicone cones from hardware store(ivans)
     
  10. Jaak

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    Tiles, that's been lying in a sump for a while...
     
  11. irie ivan

    irie ivan MASA Contributor

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    Not Polyfiller in cones, pratleys putty in silicon gun nozzles..... Used to get strange looks when walking into building supply stores and leaving with as many silicon gun nozzles as I could carry.............
     
  12. mandarinman

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    worked like a bomb though ivan
     
  13. Brandon WJ

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    liverock or coral chip. Anything natural
     
  14. Jaak

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    Good to see you active on the Forum again!!:biggrin:
     
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    Dane

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    Aha! Its looking like au natural is the way for the masses! ;-)
     
  16. MistaOrange

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    Dane ja I prefer live rock or coral chip the natural look is awsome
     
  17. keyaam

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    You saw that drum of live rock i gave you bits and pieces of. I just smash that up into pieces and voila
     
  18. clown

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    Hi.

    I like it on natural rock. Some times I would like it un attached and attached it to a rock of my choice.

    I think if you frag a lot then you must look at the best option and the option that will save you money in the long run.

    If I get some on a tile I will take it off and attached it to the rock of my choice.

    just my cents.
     
  19. robertkukla

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    i agree it just looks better on natural rock
     
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    Dane

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    Good idea! I am very low on decent rock tho! Much better thanks to the pieces you gave me tho!! ;-) I am using large coral chips that a friend gave me for the mean time. Will pratley them to larger rocks when the frags are happy...
     
  21. PeterL

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    The frag on a nice pice of LR looks so much more natural when you put it into your DT. It take a long time for full coverage so that the tile or plug is hidden so for that time - IMO, it just looks a bit bad. Nothing wrong with the other forms other than the asthetics
     
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