How to Frag these

Discussion in 'Fragging Corals' started by dallasg, 15 May 2009.

  1. dallasg

    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Hi,

    i have the following i would be interested in fragging soon and want to find out how and if they can

    Yellow Pagoda Cup coral (Turbinaria peltata)
    Meat Coral (Cynarina lacrymalis)
     
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  3. RUAN

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    got pics
     
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    Turbinaria are easy to frag, basically cut a section all the way around the coral. You can use an electric saw or router.

    Cynarina is not a good coral for propagation.
     
  5. Jaak

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    Hey Dallas, i've got some interesting articles for you to read on propogation. pm me your e-mail details then i'll send it to you.:)
     
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    Just say no to the donut/meat coral. Not a good choice to frag.

    As for the pagoda/cup coral, just use a rotary tool (Dremel) with a diamond blade (if you can). Just cut the outer edges first and work the circumference.
     
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    Hi please post pics after fragging.Thank's
     
  8. irshaad

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    would def like to see pics of the cup coral fragging, thinking of fragging mine as well.
    sorry to hijack but how much does the dremel rotary tool go for?
     
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    Hi Jaak,
    Please could I ask you to forward those articles to me as well as my wife would like to start experimenting. I have set up my previous tank for her to use. She's doing research on the net on propogation, but am sure she could do with more info.
     
  10. Jaak

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    Hey Johann,

    PM me your e-mail details then i'll send it to you.
     
  11. Dale6

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    jaak can u forward them to me 2 please?
     
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    dallasg Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    thanks jaak
     
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    dallasg Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    okay finally got the balls to frag my pagoda, he has grown huge for my nano, about 15cm diameter...

    any last tips on fraggin him?
     
  14. jacquesb

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    Use a Dremmel to cut it. Then place the coral (both pieces) in a light iodine / RO water solution for a minute or two..... (the RO water must be the same temp and pH of the tank water).

    Then the coral should be 100% fine afterwards! Good luck mate!
     
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    dallasg Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    cool thanks
     
  16. riyadhessa

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    So do you do that for anything that you frag...
     
  17. Jaak

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    Not alwauy riyad, depends on the coral.
     
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