Tank Conditions for Frags

Discussion in 'Fragging Corals' started by Neil H, 10 Oct 2008.

  1. Neil H

    Neil H Retired Moderator

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    Hi Guys

    In terms of specific parameters for optimal growth of frags... does anyone have experience or possible further reading on the optimal conditions for specific corals?

    For example if i were to set up a frag tank specifically for softies or better still, a specific type of softy .... a leather or a muchroom for example, would i change the tank parameters (from the generally accepted display tank parameters) .... ??

    would i intensity the lighting or raise the temperature? or chang some other parameter?

    Is there a definitive guide somewhere to optimal water parameters for each type of coral which would allow one to create species specific frag tank conditions?????
     
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    Every optimal guide will still have the drawback of not telling you where in nature the coral was collected from. That include country, salinity, current and location -water quality and depth (light received)- to get this is nearly imposable (except if you collect it yourself:nono:) so you need to read as much as possible BUT still experiment with each coral to find its specific needs.

    Sorry not the short and sweet answer you asked for.
     
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    thanks for the feedback...

    For those with experience in this sort of thing, is there a school of thought that says species specific tanks would do better than biologically diverse tanks? Again, I am only referring to frag tanks, not display tanks ...
     
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    Mono Cultures

    My experience with mono cultures was GREAT, when compared with mixed (even same group). But space and other restraints dose not always make it possible, otherwise i will only run mono cultures from a single specimen.

    M2C
     

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