The Reef Tank banner

propagation

  1. General Reef Discussion
    Hello All: I got a neon green sinularia about a month ago that appears to be doing well. It always had a small section branching off its base that looked like new growth. Today I notice that branch is small and whitish... do they drop babies like Kenya Trees? Could this be some form of...
  2. LPS Coral Forum
    I originally planned on putting my acan coral on the sandbed. My goby did not agree with it, and covered it in sand. So i now have it on a rock and it is doing well, but i want to be able to frag it in the future. What options do i have? Should i Go ahead and frag it soon before it grows onto...
  3. Livestock Breeding and Propagation
    So my rescued brain coral looks like it is splitting! It has two mouths, and is perfectly healthy. Each mouth eats on its own, and seems relatively independent from the other. History: I got this coral in terrible condition (Ripped flesh, receding skeleton) a month ago and have carefully...
  4. Livestock Breeding and Propagation
    So as you know, Pipe Organ Coral LOVES my tank. I frag it as much as I can, trading it in to the LFS and giving it free to local reefers, but am falling behind! I don't want to let it take over the tank, yet love its versatility and red/green/brown coloring. After accidentally dropping a...
  5. Livestock Breeding and Propagation
    Hi I have been setting up a pod breeder tank and just have a few questions. 1. I have tigger pods and just received some ocean copepods can these be breed in the same tank? 2. I have chaeto but I normally put the zooplankton that I use for my coral feedings for the breeder tank aswell...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Hello reefers! Once again i m looking for a little advice on a matter I'm unsure about, this time on the topic of propagating my mini maxis anemone , is it possible and if so how would I go about doing so? Any advice would be greatly appreciated?
  7. Livestock Breeding and Propagation
    Is it possible to propagate mini max anemone?? If so how?
  8. Marine Depot
    Introducing a coral propagation and frag kit for the reef enthusiast. All the tools you need, nothing you don’t. This week we are giving away an all-new EcoTech Marine Coral Propagation Kit to one lucky Marine Depot fan! Want to split large colonies, share frags with fellow hobbyists and...
  9. Marine Depot
    Introducing a coral propagation and frag kit for the reef enthusiast. All the tools you need, nothing you don’t. This week we are giving away an all-new EcoTech Marine Coral Propagation Kit to one lucky Marine Depot fan! Want to split large colonies, share frags with fellow hobbyists and...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    I am talking mainly branching SPS here. How do you mount your frags and why? I have been doing some reading lately and it seems a lot of people agree mounting them on their side is the way to go. Their point being it will encrust and grow faster with a better base. I am wanting to get...
  11. DIY Forum
    I am starting the planning stages of a better frag system. Rather than using an actual tank or a custom built tank, I'm thinking something more DIY. I want the most square footage (not really that big) and shallow. Maybe just a rubbermaid tub for the sump and a big enough return pump to make a...
  12. Lighting
    So I've been thinking about setting up a new tank to grow and propagate corals to help offset the price tag of keeping aquariums, and I had some questions over the lighting. First let me start off with the tank size. I am going to be using a white, heavy duty, marine safe plastic tub that is 2'...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Hello everyone, Sorry in advance for the barrage of newbie questions you will be getting from me over the next few months. : ) I have been keeping freshwater aquariums for many years, and have decided to do a reef tank. I have seen that some corals are pretty easy to propagate and would like...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Let's get those creative juices flowing lol. I have a business project to complete for my business class where we are designing a business from the ground up. Start up cost, overhead, salaraies etc..are needed in my business plan. I am having some trouble coming up with a creative name for this...
  15. "Soft" corals
    Hello. I am trying to frag/propagate green mushroom corals. I cut couple of them from their rock and placed them into this plastic jar with some rubble rock on the fottom, covered with a mesh and placed the jar into the tank. What is happening now, is my mushrooms shrunk and fell in between the...
  16. Livestock Breeding and Propagation
    SO I have had quite a few fellow TRT members to PM me lately on Fragging Technique. I think it would be nice to have a thread as reference to those with interest. So I have promised to get some videos together of what I do, I have been cutting up Coral for allot of years. Plan on starting with...
  17. Tank Specs
    Alright so I have been in the middle of a 480 gallon propagation expansion. Though I'd share with all of you. Basically what I have is 8 40 breeders that I have drilled and set 4" higher than the next. So from the highest point gravity is used to flow down hill to a 100 gal tank before it flows...
  18. "Soft" corals
    My tank is becoming over run with xenia. I love the xenia but I am starting to worry about it choking out the other corals. I have a patch of xenia about 2ft by 10 inches and its starting to spread everywhere. What happens if you just cut it off a the base? Will it just re-grow from whats left...
  19. Lighting
    Ok so I set up a frag/quarantine tank and was wondering if the curlyque floodlight that is 15w (65w incadescent replacement) 6500k bulb about 5" above the frag stand would be enought light to keep my corals happy untill I make sure there are no nasties on them to put in my tank. The frag stand...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    So my one kenya tree is not looking happy. It has been dropping babies all week. I think it has dropped around 10 branches. What I would like to know is this propagation process stressful and cause the coral to shrink back for a little? I know kenyas are like tank barometers letting you know...
Top