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Marine Ornamental Fish & Invertebrate Breeders • View topic - Discussion-Techniques and ideas for brood stock.

Discussion-Techniques and ideas for brood stock.

Discussion-Techniques and ideas for brood stock.

Postby Oceanarium » Wed May 15, 2013 4:52 am

Been a bit quiet in this forum for a while :o

How about a discussion sharing ways to maintain ongoing asexual coral divisions in a coral farming situation ?

I have been refining and discovering lots new ideas the few short years since starting our coral farm, I am sure there are plenty of other great ideas too. Its always been a problem for us on how to not only grow corals quick enough to make a profit but also how to get the best out of the brood colonies as well to maintain on going supplies pacing our sales.

The first one I will raise is our staghorn style growth forms. I found pruning them to gain a lot of height aids good water flow around the colony. I prune off the lateral axial polyps along the stem as they form and grow to about 2-3cm. In the picture you can see several short lateral Axial polyps forming in differing areas from the base upwards these are the ones that form our clones.
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Discussion-Techniques and ideas for brood stock.

Postby DavideAM » Thu May 16, 2013 12:43 am

Have you tried maintaining higher calc and alk to see if you gain any faster growth?
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Re: Discussion-Techniques and ideas for brood stock.

Postby Ben » Thu May 16, 2013 6:26 am

Hi Pete
Good to see some fresh info and ideas
Hope a few tune in that are fraging/propagating
Your work has been amazing over the past few years
I show my wife pics of your shed when she says i have to many tanks and it brings me back out of trouble :wink:
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Re: Discussion-Techniques and ideas for brood stock.

Postby Scottt » Fri May 17, 2013 12:18 pm

This is off topic, but where could I see pics of the prop shed?
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Re: Discussion-Techniques and ideas for brood stock.

Postby Oceanarium » Tue May 21, 2013 12:48 am

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