How to frag pectinia

Discussion in 'Coral' started by Vhuang168, Aug 4, 2017.

  1. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    My Space Invader Pectinia has grown quite a bit and I'm thinking of dragging it for the swap.

    Anyone frag a Pectinia before?


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  2. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    No, but thinking band saw is the tool you want.
  3. Wlachnit

    Wlachnit Vice President

    Are those sweepers on that coral?

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  4. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    Yup. They can get longer in higher flow.

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  5. Ibn

    Ibn Supporting Member

    I asked my buddy for you since he has a massive piece that he frags regularly; sucker has to be at least 4x5 on the extremely conservative side. He uses a set of big bone cutters and looks for ridges (he noticed the ridge on the top left corner of your frag). No eyes needed since they regrow them extremely quickly.

    His "normal" size frags.

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  6. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    Thanks @Ibn. So he frags the protrusions? Mine is super puffy all the time and almost always have sweepers out. Maybe because it's in mid to high flow. I'll move it to lower flow and see if I can get it to stop puffing up so I can see where the ridges are.

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  7. Ibn

    Ibn Supporting Member

    Yep, he frags the protrusions where it's easiest to frag from.

    His mother sends out massive sweepers so he's moved it to the back corner where it can't touch anything.
  8. Newjack

    Newjack Supporting Member

    I think @ Enderturtle used a band saw and cut his up between the mouths. So each frag would have at least one mouth. In fact, if I'm not mistaken, @Vhuang168 isnt that where your frag came from?
  9. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    Yup. Mine came from @Enderturtle.

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  10. tankguy

    tankguy BOD

    Mine has monster sweepers. I had to move the coral

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