Mounting Hystrix frag ?

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  1. Apollo

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    Hi Guys,

    Quick question (and perhaps a stupid one at that )

    I got a really small Hystrix frag which I've placed in my tank.
    The frag only has two small branches , but I can't seem to see where the base of the frag is (If this makes sense). There are polyps right around the frag and they are all expanded.

    For now I have just placed the frag in a small little crevice in one of the rocks.
    The frag is secure and will not fall over , even if my snail or hermits happen to brush against it.

    Do I need to mount the frag or will it attach itself in time ?

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  3. Midasblenny

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    Superglue it,will be better than just leaving it to attach or not. Btw its a caliendrum frag similar or rather same family as hysterix(seriatopora).
     
  4. Warr7207

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    It will attach in time, exactly how nature intended.

    PS: That is a Seriatopora Caliendrum, close relation to the Hystrix

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    Seems we have been shopping at the same LFS ;)

     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Agree with Midasblenny. If it is not stuck, the flow might just blow it over before it encrusts.
     
  6. Apollo

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    Thanks Guys,

    Appreciate the input and the correction of the name. :)
     
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    that being fragged soon :)
     
  8. Tony

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    I bought one of those yesterday. A real beauty. Superglue it as the guys suggest. If it moves a little, it wont encrust and attach. Alternatively you can use a small amount of pratley's into a ball, press that onto the rock and then press the frag into the pratleys. Turn your powerheads opff for a half an hour while the gluee sets a bit.
     
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