Fragging etiquette

Discussion in 'Fragging Corals' started by 459b, 10 May 2010.

  1. 459b

    459b Moderator MASA Contributor

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    A few thoughts regarding the selling/swapping of frags.

    Please be honest about the frags you are trading

    "Attached" is not the same as "glued it this morning"

    Just because you saw a guy on youtube cut his coral into a million miniscule pieces does not mean you can do the same. Cutting into tiny pieces does not show how good you are with a knife.

    Corals must be cut in a way that both the mother colony and frags will sustain as little damage as possible.

    Superglue does work to stick corals to rock/tiles....BUT this does not mean you need to use a whole tube. Use sparingly and dont get the glue on the polyps.

    If you are using tiles (which i dont have a problem with and use all the time) please take the time to wash off the glue that was used to attach the tile to the sheet that it came on. Its really not difficult.

    Be descriptive as you can about colour. If the coral is a dull brown, then call it dull brown. Saying "Its a really unique brown-ish colour, but it does have light tints of bright purple if you hold it correctly under actinics" is simply dishonest.
     
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  3. PeterL

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    i know the very "slice 'n dice" style you are talking about. I gaven't yet got any frags in my system which were cut up and hope not to get. The frag "snips" I have are just a small part of their mother colony, mushrooms are a favorite for a split into many...

    As with fish, you should do research to know if a coral is healthy or not before buying it. The question is how does one guage a coral which has just withdrawn from disturbance and one in bad shape? That for me is a challenge because if the tank it is coming from has just been disturbed, it may be perfectl healthy or it could also be ill - how does one tell?
     
  4. Boegie

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    Very good tips, thanks.
     
  5. Mekaeel

    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Great stuff 459b.
    Before selling any frag, allow it to settle, and then sell a minimum of two weeks after fragging.
     
  6. mandarinman

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    dont put one polyp on a rock and call it a frag! and dont photograph under full actinics , photoraph under normal light so we can see the true colour
    eg of reasonable frag[​IMG]
     
  7. Dane

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    Absolutely agree!!

    AND SIZE!!! A R5/R2 coin IS NOT the same size as a 10c coin! Glen, the frags I got from you at Robs meet were great, very well established!

    I don't mind getting a single polyp or just a few. So long as I know thats what I'm getting! And as long as its established!
     
  8. Jaak

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    Just a thought: When you frag and glue the frag to a tile, clean it as David mentioned and maybe number the frag with a permanent marker on the tile. This way you can see what you're buying on the forum and confirm the number when you receive it. Maybe also give details of when it was fragged, etc...
     
  9. keyaam

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    Looks like the classifieds section will be changing soon with all these requests
     
  10. FransSny

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    While on the subject, if selling fish a good idea is to stick a ruler to the front of the glass, give some food & take a pic...that will give prospective buyers a good indication of size
     
  11. keyaam

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    You will be doing alot of measuring soon lol
     
  12. maj

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    nice informative thread david,never tried fragging yet,wil try to sort that frogspawn out as u guys suggested on saterday.
     
  13. Tim S

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    Hey Frans,

    My blokes cant keep still for 1 sec. to take a pic, how on earth are we going to get enough time to do this and measure :). Wonder if Barbra (Woodhouse) is still around and if she could help with some fish obedience tips?:lol:
     
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    I got the ruler and the camera, now to figure out how to get the stuff to stop in the right place at the right time to get the pic. I have taken loads of pics ot the back wall of my tank already :p, I am sure there were meant to be different things in the pic other than a blue backdrop????
     
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    LOL

    Tim just use a firm voice & say "STAY" :razz:

    Here you go ..this is how you do it:

    http://www.marineaquariumsa.com/imagehosting/12804b9a5712c7e23.jpg
    [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  16. jacquesb

    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    LOL Frans - I love the "Art" on the ruler! ;)
     
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    great tip ther frans
     
  18. Jaak

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    Nice Frans!
     
  19. mandarinman

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    stunning idea fransickle
     
  20. FransSny

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    Guys just a though from my side on frags / freebies etc

    i have realised over the weekend that some people are receiving LS either for free or at next to nothing and then re-selling them.

    Please guys....this is counter productive to the whole idea.....and kak style

    if you do not want a frag / freebie anymore...just pass it on at the same terms you got it on...dont try and make a living from it
     
  21. clown

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    Frans I agree,

    We must help each other as much as we can and not try and start shop.
    As we know that this is not a cheap hobby and it feels cool when a masa friend help with a frag or two for free / small payment /swop.

    We are one big MARINE FAMILY.
    Thanx for the cool thread 459b and the owsem Tamato Clown (Unique colour). Will post pic tomorrow.
     
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