08-06-2010, 10:45 AM
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your right, or atleast it makes sense to me. 24/7 i think would be to stressful on recently cut corals and it would prob. be best they had a dark period.
what are the lights in your display again?
although a magnet frag rack isnt the prettiest thing, putting one off to the side while you have coral snips isnt soo bad. you can allow them to grow alittle then put the frag disks/plugs in your sand bed until its time to trade/sell them. not ideal but less troubling then setting up another seperate tank you would have to monitor, adjust, and keep ontop of. me personally, for the trouble of having to do all that, would prefer a 40 breeder for a frag tank and i would create a DIY shelf out of a sheet of egg crate ( the plugs fit right into it ) that was raised up about halfway in the tank, id try connecting it to my display if possible ( which in your case it is not )
since you couldnt connect it, i would put a few pieces of live rock below the eggcrate shelf, a sixline wrasse, plenty of powerheads, and t5s or better yet halides for the best growth. the idea ( or atleast my thinking ) is to make it something worth doing rather then making it for a headache and to get frustrated. a 10 gallon tank isnt much space to work with, and doesnt leave much room for error. dont mean to be discouraging but i suggest starting with the corals in your display and then think about more space. you have that entire tank to fill before you'll need more room