The problem with frag plugs...

Discussion in 'Fragging Corals' started by RocketRooster, 16 Jan 2013.

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    ...Is that they're round.

    Instead of more organic shapes. So it makes your tank look a bit kak and artificial until such time that they've encrusted.

    Amirite? Of course I am.

    Anybody have any ideas for making more natural-looking frag plugs?

    If you make your own - even these snowflake-shaped cookie pans will yield an improvement.

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    Yes, I nitpick. But many corals take forever to grow, and it makes a difference.
     
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    Agree 100%. those flat plugs are useless. I usually try get a small pierce of the carrib sea base rock and moer it with hammer to give me small frag plug size. The irregular shapes work better.

    I have another good idea of doing something even better but I need to find someone who can make a silicon mold for me
     
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    You can make these, very natural looking.

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    or use old corals

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    You are making your life difficult.
    Just buy live rock rubble, or small bits of rock and break it into appropriate sized pieces. Doesnt have to be cured or top quality, any bit of dry liverock will do.
     
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    Walrus frag plugs. That's bound to be a hit.

    I'll be taking orders, but everybody please get in line in a calm and orderly fashion, for god's sake don't stampede, we don't want another Hillsborough!
     
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    Good idea to leave it out in the sun to dry first?
     
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    So true. Frag plugs are mostly designed to fit frag racks and not tank scaping.... Even worse are the imported maricultured colonies with flat bases... As mentioned, get LR rubble, dremmel a flat side to it for adhesion of frag and voilla.
    I quite enjoy my plugs from silicon gun nozzles, as they slide / wedge nicely into rock crevices..
     
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    That makes perfect sense, I can even see'em in my head. :)
     
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    This:

    and this:

     
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    Buy yourself a bag of large crushed coral and stick your frags to that. If you want to use frag plugs, you can glue the piece of crushed coral onto a frag plug and it will easily break off when you are ready to stick it to your scaping. Use pratley putty to stick the coral rubble and frag to your rocks and you can reuse the frag plug.
     
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    i just dive some loose rubble live rock with corline on it make frags look natural
     

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