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  1. RSnodgrass

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    Happy that I successfully "fragged" my mother colony from the main rockwork! Have had this strain of rics for about 10yrs and have propagated around 150 from the colony over that time while starting with 4.

    Polyps are generally about 2.5-3" diameter and there are approximately 35 left on this piece. The lighting is razer led 90%blue 70%white... most corals like it lower but these are thriving directly under at 10-12" deep.

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    Thanks, with as quickly as corals seem to come and go (disappear all together from tanks) I'm quite happy with this one. I only hope some of those I've sold have been able to carry on.

    I've always loved Colt coral (not Kenya tree) but they are nearly impossible to find when everyone had them 15 yrs ago.
     
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    Beautiful colony! I have some similar, not quite as nice. Never tried fragging them...was it difficult?
     
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    Depending on how hard your rock is. If it's to hard to easily cut into you have to either dremel them off by cutting a chunk or rock or razor them off the surface of the rock.

    If you razor them off try really hard to leave some rock surface attached to them so you can glue down. If you don't you'll need to keep in a Tupperware with rubble rock until they've attached a week or two later or they will float away.
     
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    Congrats on the age,they are real beautys.
     
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    Update, they did not like the move and new lighting. Apparently Radions kick out alot more par then my razors (o: But they are getting their color back and most appear to be expanding better. I'm still tweaking the lighting spectrum and intensity but the last adjustment seems to be the most promising.

    I did have to frag them to individual polyps and place them in a number of places to get at least one to live. Probably lost half the orange and one or two blues with one or two more that seem to have irreversible damage. Again the rest are responding better now.
     
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    Sorry to hear that. I lost my colony of yumas and most of my floridas when i shut down the reefer and moved to the smaller tank :( melted away over the course of 3 days. I hope they make a come back for you because I would love to pick a few up when you are ready to frag some off again :)
     

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