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PostSubject: Closed Brain Coral   Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:02 am

this brain coral has been in my care since it was a wee little frag and has recently been putting on mass.much more than it has before.being curious i decided after a water change that i would irritate it further and check out its underside since i never let this one grow into a rock.i must say interesting.[img][/img]
a nice healthy Green.[img][/img]
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PostSubject: Re: Closed Brain Coral   Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:11 am

Time to go under the knife.
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PostSubject: Re: Closed Brain Coral   Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:21 am

i am torn between backing up one of my favorite corals or just letting it ride.it seems so happy right now but if it gets any bigger i dont know if i will be able to frag it.


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PostSubject: Re: Closed Brain Coral   Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:37 pm


It looks like a Platygyra. If so, that's a stunning color for one of those guys. I would check to see what the survival rate is for those brains. It is sooo healthy right now and I've heard they don't frag as well as some other corals.

In other words, I'd do a risk assessment.

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PostSubject: Re: Closed Brain Coral   Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:47 pm

even though i would love a frag of that bad boy, i would just let it ride, seems to be doing great as is, i would hate to see it go downhill in anyway...
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PostSubject: Re: Closed Brain Coral   Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:14 pm

it is a platygyra that i got years ago at the A.H..i remeber it was just a gumball back then.hmmm i will have to think about this one.i am sure i will once i get the confidence.
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PostSubject: Re: Closed Brain Coral   Thu Mar 01, 2012 7:15 pm

You could wait. Or you could nut up and do it now. Letting it ride is never an option. I guess ill stop fragging too Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Closed Brain Coral   Fri Mar 02, 2012 2:15 am

does that mean you are fragging you diploastrea for me? Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Closed Brain Coral   Fri Mar 02, 2012 6:50 pm

mvpaquatics wrote:
You could wait. Or you could nut up and do it now. Letting it ride is never an option. I guess ill stop fragging too Sad

you're only saying that cause you want a piece, i didnt say to stop fragging...
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PostSubject: Re: Closed Brain Coral   Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:04 am

Let me know when you wanna cut that thing up and I'll bring over my wet saw. Platygyra, for me, have proven very forgiving to being cut up. Cutting them can actually lead to faster growth as they divert their energy to healing the damaged edges.
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PostSubject: Re: Closed Brain Coral   Wed Mar 07, 2012 2:31 am

badguitarist wrote:
Let me know when you wanna cut that thing up and I'll bring over my wet saw. Platygyra, for me, have proven very forgiving to being cut up. Cutting them can actually lead to faster growth as they divert their energy to healing the damaged edges.

Roberts got a killer legit coral band saw! The big leagues! Really helps to manuver around damaged tissue! Good point about accelerated growth. You can also use that to direct growth. If you want a coral to slow down growing in one idrection, frag it on the opposite. The healing will take the most energy. Strategic fragging
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PostSubject: Re: Closed Brain Coral   Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:00 am

thats interesting...strategic fragging.and i am going to do some test cuts on something that has less value to me before i really go at the brain.but when i do i will be banking it with some good friends.
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PostSubject: Re: Closed Brain Coral   Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:50 am

mvpaquatics wrote:
badguitarist wrote:
Let me know when you wanna cut that thing up and I'll bring over my wet saw. Platygyra, for me, have proven very forgiving to being cut up. Cutting them can actually lead to faster growth as they divert their energy to healing the damaged edges.

Roberts got a killer legit coral band saw! The big leagues! Really helps to manuver around damaged tissue! Good point about accelerated growth. You can also use that to direct growth. If you want a coral to slow down growing in one idrection, frag it on the opposite. The healing will take the most energy. Strategic fragging

"strategic fragging", i like that...
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PostSubject: Re: Closed Brain Coral   Thu Mar 08, 2012 1:14 am

Thats a good point Mike, similar to shading mushrooms or anemones to get them away from other corals. Robert I wanna come see this saw in action sometime, sounds awesome!
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PostSubject: Re: Closed Brain Coral   Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:59 am

yeah......its a little cool. Cool you can give it a whirl next time your over.
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PostSubject: Re: Closed Brain Coral   Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:35 pm

i have to admit i was expecting a big saw, but its actually very manageable...
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PostSubject: Re: Closed Brain Coral   Sun May 10, 2015 3:29 pm

Looks like once again most all the pictures were lost during the websites data loss. [img][/img]
I may look for some of the older pictures but for now this is all I got.
Some very hungry tentacles coming out for a feeding...Or an asault.

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