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Old 12/27/2006, 11:13 AM
HDAlien HDAlien is offline
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Attaching a pulsing zenia frag?

What is the best way to get a pulsing Zenia to attach to a rock or other surface?

Old 12/27/2006, 11:40 AM
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Put it in a small rubbermaid or bin with a bunch of rubble at the bottom. It will attach to something within a week. If it's a lager frag, you can try a rubberband technique, but Xenia can be difficult due to it's soft/slimy nature.
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Old 12/27/2006, 12:47 PM
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Or you could put bridal viel around it to hold it down until attached.
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Old 12/27/2006, 03:58 PM
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I put a tupperware cup in the bottom of my tank, filled it with some rubble, and left for two days. They attached within the first 12 hours, but I left it to be sure. You can drill holes in the sides if you're concerned about flow, but mine were fine.
Old 12/27/2006, 05:01 PM
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Thanks all, I think I'll go with the rubble idea. It's already in a tupperware container in the bottom.
Old 12/28/2006, 04:16 PM
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I would use a plastic toothpic to help the attach. just stick it through the stalk and into the rock, pull the toothpick out in a couple of days
Old 01/05/2007, 10:10 PM
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Put a rock against it a little higher than it and it will attach its self to it. They seem to like to move up when spreading. Mine do anyway. and they split like weeds.
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Old 01/06/2007, 07:36 AM
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Rubberband method works the best in my opinion.
Old 01/06/2007, 09:33 PM
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I used super fine fishing line (fly fishing leaders), threaded it into a standard needle and stuck the needle straight threw the base/stalk. Just wrap the line around the rock piece and tie it off. This also works well for mushrooms and other hard to attach softies.
Old 01/10/2007, 10:43 AM
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Thanks all, I was able to get the Xenia to attach by putting rubble in a small container and covering it with wedding veil. After two days, the xenia picked a rock and attached nicely.
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