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Old 06/07/2007, 06:21 PM
fish590a fish590a is offline
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Question about fragging rics and zoas

I have ricordias that I wanted to frag but I have no idea how to go about it. Can someone pls. direct me to the right direction on how to do this? Also where can I get those frag disc?

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Old 06/07/2007, 07:40 PM
Scissorhand Scissorhand is offline
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Imagine it's a pie and just cut it... don't eat it though.

zoas... wait til they spread and frag. I've never fragged single polyp zoanthids before. lol.
Old 06/08/2007, 12:23 AM
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rod, just cut it (rics) and glue them to a frag disc, you can also rubberband them in the center. as for the frag disc, i get mine from

For zoa's just wait till they mat out and cut them off.
Old 06/08/2007, 12:48 AM
Corriander Corriander is offline
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I frag rics by cutting them in half and placing them in a small pyrex bowl that has LR rubble in the bottom. I found that halving them instead of quartering them gave a higher success rate due to the cuts healing faster. They attach themselves in a few days and then you can super glue the rubble piece anywhere without disturbing the critter.

I ended up finding a titanium scissors for cutting them. It gives as clean a cut as stainless steel surgical scissors just without the ferrous alloy. Using the rubble method, I found I could even cut though the rubble piece with them after letting the ric heal for 4 to 6 weeks.
Old 06/08/2007, 12:55 AM
fish590a fish590a is offline
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thanks for all the replies, I'll start cutting this weekend, we'll see what happens.
Old 06/08/2007, 11:58 AM
tomconk tomconk is offline
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Im also going to try and frag some rics soon.....The problem with my tank though is I have some pretty good flow....How do I stop them from floating away if I dont glue them?
Old 06/08/2007, 12:01 PM
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maybe put a tupperware bowl above your tank with a line dripping water in it, but leave it in a spot where it can overflow back into the tank.

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