[Timezone Detection]
Create Account - Join in Seconds!

User Name: Email Address:
Human Verification

Please enter the six letters or digits that appear in the image opposite.

colt coral attachment


Bookmark and Share
Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    CR Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    kansas
    Posts
    27

    Default colt coral attachment

    I have had a colt coral tied to a rock for over 2 mths now and it hasn't attached. I just used the toothpick method to try it. I put the toothpick through the middle of the colt where the yarn had been. Is this wrong, should I have used one of the ends instead of the middle. There wasn't any polyps there as both ends have polyps coming out. I hope I didn't mess it up. Any advise is greatly appreciated.
    240 gal reef ready w/50 gal sump/fuge,130 lbs of live rock,96 pc 10k,96 pc actinic 03, 190 no actinic 65k/03, 3 175 mh 10k (2) 14k

  2. #2
    ReefLuvR - Reefkeeper Registered User
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Eau Claire, WI
    Posts
    19

    Default

    Hi Sompa,

    It took a couple of tries to get my colt to attach, too. I tried the toothpick thru the middle, I tried sewing it to a rock and neither of them worked. What I finally did was to sandwich it between two pieces of rubble and rubberband the whole thing together. It didn't look very pretty, and it still took a couple of months, but my colt is attached and beautiful now! Good luck.

    Jen

  3. #3
    ReefLuvR - Reefkeeper Registered User
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Eau Claire, WI
    Posts
    19

    Default

    Here is the "sandwich" method. :D

  4. #4
    BUGZME - Reefkeeper Registered User
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    WEST JORDAN UTAH
    Posts
    176

    Default

    I just throw them in my frag tanks and they attach to the rubble in a couple of weeks. I have also used tthe rubber band method with success
    THANKS JEFF
    2-45 GALLON FRAG TANKS
    55 SHOW TANK

  5. #5
    Reef_Angel - Reefkeeper CR Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Wisconsin Dells, WI
    Posts
    1,591

    Default

    I stuck mine in the tiniest crevice of rock where I thought it would look good and left it alone. The key for mine was leaving it be and not checking on it! When you see growth, you know it took hold! My piece was the size of a fingernail. :D
    Have a Wonderful Day on the Reef!
    :angel07:...Reef_Angel
    Owner/Administrator

    **If you have a need to phone me,
    PM me and we can arrange for a chat!



    ~*
    Angels do a lot of things, but they will not take away your free will or the lessons you are here on earth to learn.*~

  6. #6
    Whoyah - Reefkeeper CR Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Grants Pass, OR
    Posts
    1,267

    Default

    I used the rocks and rubberband method on a xenia a while and it worked great. I recently had a colt coral frag too. I ended up using a zip tie to hold it attached to a piece of rock. I left it on there for a good month but it was attached after about a week. The frag had two main branch, so I put the zip tie between the them and tied it down pretty snug. I made sure I didn't cut it in half but that is firmly in place.

  7. #7
    dakar - Reefkeeper CR Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    NOLA
    Posts
    4,336
    First Name
    Dave

    Default

    Angel hit the nail on the head... no matter what method you use... the key is to leave the darn critter alone! Not the easiest thing to do by far.... that colt she's talking about is now over 6" tall and standing proud :D
    Every electronic device is manufactured with smoke stored deep inside... only a true genius can find a way to set it free.

Similar Topics

  1. Colt coral
    By STRYDER1 in forum Coral Collector
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10-07-2015, 05:29 PM
  2. colt frags
    By lReef lKeeper in forum Soft Coral
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 04-24-2007, 10:47 PM
  3. Propagation colt frags
    By lReef lKeeper in forum Coral Discussion
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 04-24-2007, 10:47 PM
  4. Soft Corals colt coral attachment
    By sompa in forum Coral Discussion
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 02-04-2005, 10:36 AM
  5. Best method to attach colt coral??
    By Whoyah in forum Soft Coral
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 12-23-2004, 12:47 AM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

About CaptiveReefs

    If you are interested in learning about reefkeeping or have a problem with your reef, our reefkeeping community is here to help. Feel free to ask a question or search our site. We have lots of experienced reefkeepers that are willing to provide free reefkeeping advice!

    Besides being a great resource for all levels of reef aquarium hobbyists, CaptiveReefs is a social experience that will enhance your enjoyment of reefkeeping. CaptiveReefs is committed to connecting reefkeepers with the support and information they need to grow beautiful coral reef aquariums.

Information

Connect with Us