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trouble fraging rhodactis
i have been fraging dicosomas or mushroom anemones by cuttings succesfuly but every time i cut a piece from my rhodactis or atinodiscus they melt away ...i use the method of cutting a piece as close to the mouth as possible..i put the cutting into a clear plastic cup i a indirect flow with a little bit subdued lighting and some rubble to atach to ...i have failed 5 seperate occasions and am getting frustrated...my recordia and discosomas frag and attach just fine...throw me a bone here...ADIOS...
heres a bone.. go fetch =) kidding =p good luck in finding what you seek ..
5x2x2 aro,highfin bat,fei feng,ST,albino tinfoil,c.perch
4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
22 May 2012
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i put them at the bottom of the same tank in wich they are fraged in..my perameters are fine ....ph 8.2,amonia 0, nitrite 0, nitrate 0-50,phosphates0-25,calcium 390-420,salinity023, and kh are good....i could subdue the lighting ..........PS i dont know if it matters but i have only tried to cut pieces off the fuzzy mushrooms that i have wich are bland as in brown ....i dont want to try the green or purple until i masterthe not so pretty ones....maybe it is a fluke...i thought that the brownish more durable ones would have fraged easier...what do you think.....ADIOS...
i try to get as close to the mouth as possible sometimes it is not possible...it doesnt seem to matter with the discasomas....but i think you are onto something...the browns may not be as hardy as i thought ...it might make sence that since they contain a lesser amount or type of zoozanthelae that there recovery would be stressed...i am going for a green with this in mind ...wish me luck...ADIOS...
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