How to frag

Discussion in 'Fragging Corals' started by brandonb, 19 Jan 2010.

  1. brandonb

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    Hi

    This is my dads leather coral

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    It getting really big but I will frag it only when it is moved to his bigger tank

    But...

    Meanwhile I got permission to cut off a small piece for my nano.

    How do I go about it

    Should I dip it in seachem reefdip afterward and how long

    Thanks

    also could you please tell me the scientific name of this leather
     
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  3. Kunhardt

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    Its a Sarcophyton sp. by the looks of it.

    Basically just need to take a sharp blade and cut a piece off of it. What is best is to do it when u do a water change. Put your old water in a bucket, take the coral out of the tank cut the piece off that you want according to the size piece u want, then rinse them in the old tank water in the bucket to remove the mucus that its going to let off...you dont want the mucus in your tank. Once its clean place the mother colony back in the tank and you can attach the frag to a piece of live rock with a cable tie, nylon or wedge it under or between two rocks until it attaches. Leave it to settle for a few days until its opening up again before moving it to your tank...hope I have this right and made it clear?? :p

    Good luck.
     
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    Thanks will wait for the next water change... do I need to use seachem dip or is it not necessary

    Brandon
     
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    When I fragged my leather I never did, and it was fine. If its recommended for that though, I dont see the harm in using it.
     
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    If you don't want to pollute the water, you can use a cable tie. It will take longer, normally around 2 weeks. You basically tighten it around the "frag" part you want, and tighten every couple of days and the "frag" eventually falls off a happy new baby.
     

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