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    Fragging a Red Chili Sponge

    Hello All,

    I have been researching on the net and this board for tips to fragginf my Red Chili Sponge, but I did not find very much at all. I did recently frag my Red Chili Sponge and I though I would share these tips with you.

    Tips to fragging a Red Chili Sponge.

    This is one of the harder corals to frag due to itís very sensitive nature. They must be under water at all times and if exposed to air they will die.

    1. The first step is to study your coral to see itís behavior at night and during the day. Once you know itís routine you can examine the best place to frag the coral. Do not remove this coral from your tank, unless you have a large bowl, or bucket with water ready to go.
    2. Use a new razor blade and make a cut to the top skin(mat) of the coral that is attached to the rock.
    3. Once this is complete, you must now mark where you made the cut on the top of the coral, on the bottom of the rock it is attached. Then carefully use your dermal tool/cut off wheel and make a cut on the bottom of the rock ĺ of the way through.
    4. Then take a flat head screwdriver and place in cut and twist. This should have you coral fragged succefully.
    5. Return your coral and frag back to your tank.
    6. Watch your coral for a day or two to ensure it returns to itís schedule.

    I hope this is helpful.

    Timeless1

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    hmmm.. great tips !
    you got any pics of the fragged sponge ?

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
    planning next tank, possibly 60x30x20 on 2x plasma.
    updated: 2011/05/30

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    I will post some pics of the remaining colony, the Fragg was sold.

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    Better yet, you post pics of the mother colony and I'll post one of the fragling. Thanks again. Got some nice stuff in today. you should come see me on Friday evening.

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    30 Gallon Breeder Driiled
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    40 lbs of LS
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    wow.. beautiful creature ! :b2:
    are you feeding it anything ?

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
    planning next tank, possibly 60x30x20 on 2x plasma.
    updated: 2011/05/30

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    Hello Liv,

    Thanks. Yeah, normally it will start to come out around 6pm, just before the lights go out, and when I feed the sun corals. I have been feeding (the chili)frozen brine(thawed) and Kent Chromplex. It seems pretty happy. All polyps extended around 8:30pm, almost the entire night. I really happy that I have this, not too much info on the net about these corals. A beautiful creature.
    30 Gallon Breeder Driiled
    20 Gallon Sump
    Bubble Magus NAC6A skimmer
    2 -Vortech MP10 ES
    Quite one 3000 return
    40 lbs of LS
    60 lbs of LR

    100% NPS

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