- What do I need to frag corals?
- How do I frag corals?
- Fragging Small Polyped Stony corals onto a plug
- How to make a frag rack
- DIY frag rack
Fragging corals is actually quite easy and straight forward. For SPS corals you need a cutting tool. For Soft Corals like zoanthids, all you need is a box cutter. Obviously, you would need some plugs and/or rocks to put them on and a good working glue. If you don't want to purchase a coral glue, you can grab cyanoacrylate gel glues from just about any hardware or arts and craft stores.
SPS: Cutter/plier, Paper Towel, Coral Glue, Coral Plug
1. Grab your SPS coral.
2. Cut the length you want it to. Even frags that are half an inch grows to a colony(Recommended size, 3/4")
3. Wipe the cut-off part with a dry paper towel
4. Glue your coral onto a plug. You can use epoxy for larger pieces or colonies if you're attaching it to a rock.
5. Make sure you don't put different species of SPS into a container where they touch each other as they will sting and force the other to recede and/or die.
6. Leave the coral in your tank to heal. Normally we keep them in our tanks for about a week or two. For solid encrusting and stability, a month would be ideal.