Fragged Red Acan

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  1. Real Life

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    Well... I've just fragged my treasured Red Acan. I read an articel over the weekend by Eric B. that said that they were very tuff and you could basically hack them and they would be fine. With their high prices I was a bit nervous but hey... If he said it ...I belive it. I let my 4 yr old boy take the meeat shears and cut where ever he like. I still have a mother colony and not have 3 frags ranging in size from 3-5 polyps. I will post some after pics later. I did not take any pics during as I was to busy watching my fingers and my son. Sould be ready to sell or swap in about 3-4 weeks according to Mr. Eric B. Let's see?;):thumbup::w00t::baffled:
     
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    great stuff man.
     
  4. riyadhessa

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    Awesome...
     
  5. Gawiedj

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    WOW, I bet it takes nerves of steel to cut one of those!!! Well done, I would love to see some pics:thumbup:
    Next time you do the cutting and get your son to take the pics;)
     
  6. Kunhardt

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    Have read the same article, its quite interesting...not suer if I have the guts to frag my acan though. Got any pics of the frags?
     
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    Awesome Adam! I too wanna see pics! BTW: ladder wrasse is doing great! Thanks again!
     
  8. Real Life

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    Here are the pics... please excuse the algae and cyno on the frag rock. I have been skimmerless for about three months. I am desperately looking for another skimmer. Some rocks just seem to be a lot worse than others. The frags are slightly smaller than a five rand coin.

    Mother colony before fragging
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    Close up of two frags - 1st and 2nd frag
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    2nd and 3rd frags
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    Just a few shots of the mother colony after fragging
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    Will post more pics as they all recover over the next while. I will be feeding the mother colony and frags 2 and 3 every day to see if it speeds up the recovery time. Thanks for looking and my son says he is the green reef keeper of the future.:thumbup:
     
  9. Megalodon

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    how bout building an algae turf scrubber, and staying skimmerless, you will probably see better growth that way and the algae should receed. You have nothing to loose in the meantime, just use an old pump etc and you are sorted!
     
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    Agree with Megalodon, build a ATS in the meanwhile. Not only are the pics awesome of your frags but those zoas...wow!!! Nice colours!
     
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    Awesome pics and beautiful coloration on the corals...must agree with the guys build a ATS in the meantime...
     
  12. Real Life

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    Actually didn't even think of that. It will give me something else to do instead of hacking my corals :p. Thanks Guys!
     
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    WOW Adam! AWESOME zoanthids, mate! Looking BEAUTIFUL! How about a FTS for us?!?!? BTW: Did you set up that smaller tank for the laaitie?
     
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    Nice work on the Acan there, still looks happy! Have to agree with everyone else those are some stunning zoas you have there!! :thumbup:
     
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    Thanks for all the positive feedback. Yes I did start the tank for my boy. Starting to put a few shrooms and zoos in now.:wave2:
     
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    damn you have a nice zoa collection....nice acan frags!!;)
     
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