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Old 12/09/2007, 09:54 PM
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Duncans

Ok so I had to move my Duncans to the substrate, is this a bad idea? Also does anyone have any tips for fragging these corals? Here is a pic, looks happy in the sandbed (please ignore the dirty glass):

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Old 12/09/2007, 10:14 PM
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nope, mine are on the bottom on the sand
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Old 12/09/2007, 10:21 PM
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My are fine as well in the sand. Actually grew a bunch of heads there. LOL!
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Old 12/09/2007, 11:04 PM
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My are fine as well in the sand. Actually grew a bunch of heads there. LOL!
Have you tried to frag them? Any tips would be a great help.
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Old 12/09/2007, 11:42 PM
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Yea I have fragged them. I took a pair of strong cutters from home depot and just snipped off the head as low on the stalk as I could get.
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Old 12/09/2007, 11:45 PM
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Just break them off at the base of the stems, where they attach to the other stems. A good yank should do the trick. Just put the leverage on the joint where you want it to snap. Watched the guy who sold them to me do it. Mine are doing great, opened up as soon as I put them in the tank... so this method of fragging seems fine.

All I've read about them (just got some myself a week ago) is that they are always found attached to rocks, not on sand. I imagine as long as the soft tissue isn't being irritated by sand it would be fine.

Did yours start out with the long dark colored tentacles? Mine are green with yellowish and pinkish colored tentacles.
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Old 12/09/2007, 11:48 PM
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Just break them off at the base of the stems, where they attach to the other stems. A good yank should do the trick. Just put the leverage on the joint where you want it to snap. Watched the guy who sold them to me do it. Mine are doing great, opened up as soon as I put them in the tank... so this method of fragging seems fine.

All I've read about them (just got some myself a week ago) is that they are always found attached to rocks, not on sand. I imagine as long as the soft tissue isn't being irritated by sand it would be fine.

Did yours start out with the long dark colored tentacles? Mine are green with yellowish and pinkish colored tentacles.
Mine are green but the shade of green changes all of the time. Now that they are not in such a high flow area I think they will be much happier.
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Old 12/10/2007, 12:41 AM
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Mine have been on the sand for three months and doubled in head count.
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Old 12/10/2007, 06:58 PM
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How much do duncans go for? A LFS around here wants like $200 for, four heads!
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Old 12/10/2007, 07:19 PM
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I paid $75 including tax for 2 heads.
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Old 12/10/2007, 10:26 PM
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I got mine (pictured above) for $19 a head.
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Old 12/11/2007, 05:51 AM
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kind of crazy pricing fellows.

Duncans should sell for no more than $20 a head IME, as as low as 8-$10 a head(great price)

There's a lot of wild aussie coming in and tons of duncans are going to be available-although I dunno if a lot reaches Nebraska.
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Old 12/11/2007, 06:30 AM
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I agree that pricing seems to be too high, my local lfs wants $45.00 a head. I think that is too much. Will wait to see if I can get some when the price goes down...
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Old 12/11/2007, 08:34 AM
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For fragging duncans, go here:

http://blogs.frags.org/member.php?uid=4043

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Old 12/11/2007, 11:24 AM
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How much do duncans go for? A LFS around here wants like $200 for, four heads!
Price of Duncans depends a lot on where they come from... ORA duncans and DFS Whisker duncans are going to be your most expensive because of their size and their commercial outlet... Viper has a great comparison pic between ORA and some Roe's Marine World Duncans... The RMW duncans are maybe 20% of the size of the ORA's...

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Old 12/11/2007, 01:34 PM
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Price of Duncans depends a lot on where they come from... ORA duncans and DFS Whisker duncans are going to be your most expensive because of their size and their commercial outlet... Viper has a great comparison pic between ORA and some Roe's Marine World Duncans... The RMW duncans are maybe 20% of the size of the ORA's...

Mine are Duncanopsamia Axifuga, I would say the heads are about the size of a quarter to a half dollar.
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Old 12/11/2007, 03:38 PM
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Mine are Duncanopsamia Axifuga, I would say the heads are about the size of a quarter to a half dollar.
FWIW the ORA's are easily 1 1/2" in diameter 2 1/2 - 3" in diameter including the tentacles...
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Old 12/11/2007, 03:50 PM
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Here is a pic of mine.

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Old 12/11/2007, 04:26 PM
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For fragging duncans, go here:

http://blogs.frags.org/member.php?uid=4043

Garrett.
I always wondered if anyone reads my blog =) I'm going to have to start posting new stuff now!
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Old 12/11/2007, 05:42 PM
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I've heard the ORA Duncans can reach ~3" heads, and even up to 4" heads occasionally.

Mine are wild, and about quarter size, but bigger than they were when I bought them.
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Old 12/11/2007, 06:18 PM
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I always wondered if anyone reads my blog =) I'm going to have to start posting new stuff now!
You're kidding right???

Your page is like the holy grail of coral collecting, husbandry and fragmentation.

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Old 12/12/2007, 02:34 PM
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Thanks Garrett, I put a lot of time into it so I really appreciate the kind words =)

If it helps people to prop their own corals it was definitely worth it =)
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Old 12/22/2007, 02:39 PM
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What kind of flow and lighting do these guys like? I just got a single head for $20.
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Old 12/22/2007, 10:35 PM
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What kind of flow and lighting do these guys like? I just got a single head for $20.
In my tank they seem to like low flow and low light, however I have read that if they dont open up for you that moving them higher in the tank will help. Mine opened up right away.
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Old 12/23/2007, 12:44 AM
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I picked up these two different colonies last week. Would they be different species of Duncans. I believe the smaller colony is aquacultured.

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