Fragging a pincushion- how to?

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  1. Dikdaan

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    Hi all, can anyone tell me how to frag a massive pin cushion and what do i need to dose with before and after fragging?
     
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    You will have to look for it but fragging techniques are in here.

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    Thx i will do so!!!
     
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    Neil H Moderator MASA Contributor

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    hi dikdaan its pretty easy to frag, i can help you with it he you like. But i am on mobile so not sure where you based?
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    Neil H Moderator MASA Contributor

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    as a matter of fact i am looking for a large pin cushion if yot want to sell? Instead of fragging?
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    Hi, im in centurion. So would love it if you can help with the fragging. I dont want to sell it, as it is my "Prize" coral...:)
     
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    What sort of fragging are you wanting to do, do you want to frag the entire coral into smaller ones?
     
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    The pin cushion is becoming to heavy at the top gor itself and falling over, so i want to frag into smaller pieces and still keep the main coral...
     
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    Hi Dikdaan - one of the "common" practices, are: to cut the "head" of the leather coral / pin-cushion all along the outer edge, in a circular motion, using either a very sharp scissors, or a scalpel (perhaps a very sharp "carpet knife").... The off-cut can then be cut into smaller pieces. Each of these smaller pieces / frags should then start growing into a seperate pin-cushion coral.
     
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    Do you have a picture for us? I had a big pincusion some time ago and I cut the edge off all around like "taking a tyre off a rim" :p
    I took it out the tank, cut it, rinsed it in tank water and then put it back - it heals very quickly :) - do a small waterchange the same time then you use the old tank water to rinse.

    Here's a pic of it in my old cube after the fragging - you can see how I cut it off around the circumference

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    How big should the fragged pieces be? Will post a pic later tonight so that you can see!!
     
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    As big as you want, Dikdaan.....
     
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    Ok, so there is no advicable size for it?
     
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    No Dikdaan - especially leathers can grow from frags as little as 1cm to HUGE colonies like yours. The bigger - the quicker they get to that size..... the smaller..... the longer it takes for the frags to get there... ;)

    BUT, all frags grow..... even if they are 1cm squared....
     
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    Ok thanks. It always helps to ask!!!
     
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    No problems with that, Dikdaan! That's what MASA is here for. For you to ask as many questions as necessary, for you to become the ABSOLUTE BEST reefkeeper that you CAN be!
     
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    If you have a look at the first pic, the clowns in the pic is between 7 and 10cm. so you can see the pin is massive as it is only open about 75%
     
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