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Old 03-11-2010, 12:24 PM
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LPS To Frag or not to Frag?????

I have a huge Frogspawn in my tank. Easily 35+ heads, I bought it with 22 heads in December. The Coral is getting large and I'm upgrading to a larger tank in June(picking it up today tomorrow though). It is in a JBJ 28 and the new tank will be a 65 RR. As of now the frogspawn is about an inch from the top of the water, but sitting under the actinics. My question is do you think I should frag it or let it grow? It will get more room in June if the coral doesn't grow to crazy.
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Old 03-11-2010, 01:01 PM
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lol, not 100% sure if im going to, I wanna see it grow but at the same time it is getting to big.
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Old 03-11-2010, 02:20 PM
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considering how fast it's grown already, if you frag it, sell some branches, then move it to where it's going to have more room, it should just continue to grow. Win/win
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Old 03-11-2010, 02:43 PM
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Yea, I know its a tough one to do. Let it grow to 50 heads or more or frag it up.
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Old 03-11-2010, 03:05 PM
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frag it and buy some other stuff with the money from selling the frags.
Before you know it, it will be time to frag it again.
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I would not if you are getting a bigger tank then use it as a display pice but then again if you want to frag it then go ahead.
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Old 03-11-2010, 04:21 PM
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Anthony I was thinking the same thing. I have fragged Branching corals in the past and for the growth to return takes awhile, as in how fast it is going. I think I might keep it as the main center piece, I need to post up a pic.
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Old 03-11-2010, 04:37 PM
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Anthony I was thinking the same thing. I have fragged Branching corals in the past and for the growth to return takes awhile, as in how fast it is going. I think I might keep it as the main center piece, I need to post up a pic.
Good idea
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Old 03-14-2010, 05:43 PM
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cut it. before u know it it is back to the same size. buy different corals cuz when u put it in the bigger tank u will want the room to add more corals. u dont want one huge colony of frogspawn. and the rest of the stuff tiny. cut it down to a decent size and with the money u buy new corals.
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+1 for skimmerman (chris). I accidently broke mine when I went to move it and now both pieces are bigger than the original.
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