Frag setup question

Discussion in 'Fragging Corals' started by amalick, 28 Oct 2009.

  1. amalick

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    HI guys, I am busy setting up a small frag setup and need to make a key decision on plumbing

    Option 1 : Plumb the setup to my main system and get all the pristine water parameter benefits etc.., but carry the risk of Coral disease transfers

    Option 2: Create a completely separate system to prevent any transfer of coral infection that may happen as a result of fragging, but then battle with independent water parameters of a small system

    Which choice is the best one ?
     
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  3. Warr7207

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    Option 1
     
  4. amalick

    amalick Thread Starter

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    Any thoughts on how I could prevent/minimize desease transfer risks. Perhaps run some carbon in a bag in the frag tank overflow chamber ?
     
  5. Nemos Janitor

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    Option 1
    Dose iodine.
    Be careful not to overdo it.
     
  6. amalick

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    My Frag Setup

    So my new adventure begins, just finished the egg crate racks in my new frag tank. Its currently running independently, but after good council from the gurus I intend plumbing it to my main system over the weekend.

    Don't laugh but the dimensions are 900long x 300wide x 350high. Water level at 300 high. 100wide overflow chamber currently running to independent sump, but as I said before, this will change over the weekend. I intend putting some carbon in mesh bags into the overflow chamber to get rid of some potentional nasties if the fraging causes infection or something like that. Still learning a lot as you can see:p

    I have two 25w T5's for light at the moment since I only intend to frag softies and LPS (like hammers, torches etc..). One 10000k and one 6500k . Is this enough light ?

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    Def option 1 bro would be alot easier to manage and maintain!!!
    looking goo so far
     
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    option 1, very popular overseas.. most tanks i have viewed on RC are practicing this with good results..
     
  9. Nemos Janitor

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    Looks very good. But consider pointing the returns down directly onto the bottom glass. This will ensure little detritus collects under the eggcrate. Put this in place first else when the system is full of frags it is not so easy to remove the detritus. This is why most frag setups have the eggcrate standing on stilts so that one can get to the bottom of the tank for cleaning. All the best for your adventure.
     
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    amalick Thread Starter

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    Thanks will adjust the returns, I intend puting a 1000lph power head in as well. Any thoughts on my lighting question..

    "I have two 25w T5's for light at the moment since I only intend to frag softies and LPS (like hammers, torches etc..). One 10000k and one 6500k . Is this enough light ?"
     
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    If it were me i think i would go for four globes. 3x 6500 and a blue one like the D-D actinic +

    What is the return flow from your main DT. If it is in the region of 2000lph i would not bother with the extra circulation pump. Remember you have no substrate or live rock to process so your aim is to provide the frags with the nutrient rich water and not let detritus accumulate on the bottom glass.
     
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    Fag Update

    Got a new toy for my bday - A cordless dremel. I need to find better blades that are slightly larger in diameter and last longer though.
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    I went about fragging quite a bit 2 days or so ago. Here is the results. Obviously I didnt use the dremel for the softies

    PS : My attempt at mushrooms with a scalpal failed dismally:(

    Some pics of progress
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    Awesome toy you got there Ashraf!! Nice fragging so far... What went wrong with the fragging of your mushrooms?
     
  14. amalick

    amalick Thread Starter

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    I put them in a shallow container covered with bridal mesh. Turns out there was too little space, light and flow.
     
  15. Jaak

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    Sounds ok, did they die?
     
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    very cool set up man
     
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    Ja they died, Turned into a rotten pulp mess
     
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    Any updates on the fragging?
     
  19. Dane

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    just a thought - how about placing the lighting "in front" of the tank? Rather than above it?

    Nice setup and frags! You still in operation?
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    never knew u had this setup runnin,looks cool must be well developed sytem now
     
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