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10 gal nano as a frag tank?
Old 08-17-2010, 07:02 AM   #11
 
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you can chop a mushroom like a pizza into 8 pieces and drop them into your tank if you wanted to.. they will float around from the powerhead until they find a spot to land and in about a month or two, you'll see all new mushrooms.
as long as your params are in check the new cut frags will do fine, if not better then they'd do in the 10 because its a more stable enviroment. id just put the frag rack alittle lower then normal for a few days so the newly cut pieces can adjust themselves to the lighting. maybe raise the rack 1''-3''s a day until its up closer to the top. thats just what i would do, see what works best for your situation.
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Old 08-17-2010, 07:10 AM   #12
 
if you took them from the main tank and frag them they will actually do better in the main tank because the water parameters didn't change, in another tank either ph, alk, mg, temp or some other parameter may be off and that will give some stress to the coral.
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Old 08-17-2010, 07:15 AM   #13
 
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see this is what i am talking about!!!!!!! i get these funky ideas and we get a chance to roll 'em arounds and i get to really grab onto some great ideas!! Onefish, Reefs you guys ROCK thanks .. now i know my next little project LOL
well that and the wifes new project (i scored a 55 and a 20 long for freeeee!!!!!!! gonna do some cool stuff with that set up)
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Old 08-17-2010, 07:15 AM   #14
 
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you can chop a mushroom like a pizza into 8 pieces and drop them into your tank if you wanted to.. they will float around from the powerhead until they find a spot to land and in about a month or two, you'll see all new mushrooms.
as long as your params are in check the new cut frags will do fine, if not better then they'd do in the 10 because its a more stable enviroment. id just put the frag rack alittle lower then normal for a few days so the newly cut pieces can adjust themselves to the lighting. maybe raise the rack 1''-3''s a day until its up closer to the top. thats just what i would do, see what works best for your situation.

or you can put some crushed coral shells in a plastic cup with hole.s so fresh water can flow ever so slightly in it, submerged into the main tank. Then put your newly frag mushroom into the cup. when the mushroom attach themsleves to the crush shell, superglue the crush shell to exactly where you want to put it on your live rock.( use super glue gel) that way you can aquascape the tank exactly the way you vision it. if you look closely to the left you'll see me doing just that using the red cup. i used a cleaning magnet to hold the cup in desired location where not too much current will disturb the mushrooms from floating around


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Old 08-17-2010, 07:24 AM   #15
 
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see this is what i am talking about!!!!!!! i get these funky ideas and we get a chance to roll 'em arounds and i get to really grab onto some great ideas!! Onefish, Reefs you guys ROCK thanks .. now i know my next little project LOL
well that and the wifes new project (i scored a 55 and a 20 long for freeeee!!!!!!! gonna do some cool stuff with that set up)

No Problem! this will not only make you be able to propagate corals but save the wild ones from coming into the trade!
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Old 08-17-2010, 07:42 AM   #16
 
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No Problem! this will not only make you be able to propagate corals but save the wild ones from coming into the trade!
that's why i attempt to get my corral from either one vender i know frags his own or from people fragging... my vendor does so much in trade and his own fragging i dont think he gets anything other than special orders in for corals and even then he finds places n CA and FL that do most of their own for the same reasons .....
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Old 08-17-2010, 07:56 AM   #17
 
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yes, the cup idea works well with mushrooms. you can even use a food safe container and rubberband a netting over the top of it until the cut mushrooms take hold on the pieces of rubble inside the container. similiar idea to what reefs is doing in the cup.
as for corals, look for a reefing club near you. usually their goal is to share and trade corals as to not continue taking them from the wild.
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Old 08-17-2010, 08:04 AM   #18
 
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been looking and even attempted to post in my LFS (not my normal guy)forum asking about it but he punked me and deleted the thread.. when asked about why he told me he would lose to much money if it were to happen.(DOHHH stop robbing people) any way the nearest one i could find it 3 hours away and thats a bit to far for me to make a commitment to... i will just have to find people near by to trade with or even if they are far i can travel once in a while but not regularly you know?
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Old 08-20-2010, 02:05 PM   #19
 
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just a heads up.. personaly i think using a ten gallon works well with alot of coral frags.... i like to use the egg crate as a bottom and as multy teared shelving....i obviously put the light loving corals up top and progress downwards with less light loving species... then on the bottom and even under the shelves i grow discasomas,rhodactis,palythoas,tubastrea, and verious sponges...i usualy light multiple tanks with the same lighting..usualy t 5s ...the nice thing with using small setups like 10s is you rarely have stinging issues and have a perfect micro enviroment for each type...i like to leave a single actinic 420 nm on 24 hours...it seems benificiery to the stressed frags...
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Old 08-20-2010, 05:32 PM   #20
 
here's the frag rack siliconed to a cleaning magnet

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