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Old 07-14-2003, 09:54 PM
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I found a method of fragging those bad boys today that is pretty easy.

1st take your rock that contains the colony your gonna frag off of. Then pick it up in the middle of the tank and gently shake it side to side.

2nd Look in your colony while your shaking and look for the area with the most base shaking occuring.

3rd Take an exacto and cut the area at the base. Make sure most of the polyps have closed in the area so you can see what your doing. Next gently lift and pry the area off with a toothpick.

4th Take the frag and rubberband it to your fragging rock. Make sure the rubberband falls and lays inbetween 2 polyp individuals. So as to not hurt any polyps during the procedure.

All of this is done in a Tupperware container outside the tank,in a matter of 4 or 5 minutes.

Ps for us New Guys always buy a nice sized tupperware container and dedicate it to your hobby, which would mean no dish detergents.

Hope this helps some of you out.
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Old 07-14-2003, 10:16 PM
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or just place a rock next to it and let it grow on to it.
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Old 07-14-2003, 10:36 PM
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Or better yet, grab a hammer and a chisel and whack off a piece rock and all...LOL
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Old 07-14-2003, 10:44 PM
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OK this is the friendly method
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Old 07-15-2003, 07:31 AM
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I just peel them off of the colony rock, than glue them to a frag rock.
Doesn't get any easier.
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Old 07-15-2003, 08:48 AM
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grunt..grunt...smash rock...grunt..grunt
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Old 07-15-2003, 10:24 PM
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lol!!!!!!!!!! hulk smash!
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Old 07-15-2003, 10:27 PM
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Jason,

BTW, I thought you were comin to get some stuff??????????????
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I was gonna come with Mike but we never made it out. I will definetly be at the frag swap. I was just a lil upset at the fact that you and Will were like just smash em ,cause I really took my time to find out a good way that won't hurt the guys. Even though they can be a pest cause they spread like wild fire ,I just figured we were all gonna do things right. I don't mean any demeaner on you or WILL but I know how it is being a newb and learning from your mistakes (which we all have) ,this method might be a way for some new guy to succesfully pull his first frag off as this is mine.

I will make it to your house John saw the picks of your tank and man what a bueaty it was. See ya soon

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Jason,

Believe me, in time you will understand what we mean about hammer and chisel, first off, I watched many guys use that method to get me frags of some really nice zoos and it never hurt them at all, secondly, you will find out how fast palythoa polyps grow, and when they start touching one of your prized corals and killing it, they become more like a pest than an asset. When you come by, I will show you what I mean......
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i think john said it best. you will see you dont have to baby things. just think about how they spred naturally in the ocean. a storm blows through smashing rocks on the reef breaking cunks off and presto they spread. go watch neo frag a stony you might be supprised at how rough you can be with the guys.
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Jason,
Please invest in a 2dollar /100 box of surgical gloves when working with zooanthids. it could save your life. zooanthids are extremelly poisonous. there is report after report of people going into shock after getting zapped from working with them. theres even a report of a guys dog dying after the he drank water from a bucket of changed water.

Its very irresponsible of reefers not to stress safety to others when working with the corals and anenomes in our tanks.
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