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    hi. i have posted a load of photos on photo bucket. I have no idea what the majority of the corals are and if they can be fragged easily. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance and here is the link http://s539.photobucket.com/albums/ff353/shulo1978/

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    Interesting looking set-up, any history on it? Maybe a tank thread on one of the forums?

    If you pick one coral at a time, stick the picture into this thread we could work our way through the tank identifying them for you. Easier than being confronted by an album full of pictures and not knowing where to start

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    hi. Not alot of history on tank. i know its been up and running for two years with apparently now problems. Here is a pic of the first coral i am interested in. would like to know type, whether it needs feeding with coral food, and how easy it is to frag. thanks.
    regards darren http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=1&u=12828482

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    looks like a rhodactis mushroom to me, but I could be wrong. defo a mushroom coral though, nice and hardy and easy to frag.

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    Hi to frag this coral is it a case of just snippin a piece and attatching it to some rock or does a certain bit need to be snipped. Cheers

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    yes with muchrooms as far as i am aware you need to get a piece of the mouth with each bit. so what you do cut it off the rock and cut it up like you would a pizza making sure you get the mouth on all pieces then glue or rubberband it to a rock or using rubble rock in a cup with some mesh over the top and let them pich the rock they want.

    hope this helps please feel free to correct me if im wrong

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    I cant see a mouth on this coral. would it be under the layers of skin. If not i have no clue where it could be

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    There are a couple of mouths visable on the picture. It looks like it may be splitting on its own.
    I can honestly say I have not seen this kind of mushroom before. If it is of the rhodactis family then these can be a bit of a smelly slimy job to frag and therefore you may be better to just chop off the whole head and place it somewhere else in the tank. Lots of people use a small plastic tub for this covered in netting ( like you get oranges in)
    The original foot left should soon grow into another mushroom.

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    I had one of these corals.. haven't a clue what happened to it, I guess it's living down the back of a rock somewhere.. it went walk-about after a change-around in the tank.

    I never really tried to frag it, but it grew quite large on its own. In general the safest way to begin fragging mushrooms is to slice cleanly through the "stalk". The remaining foot will regrow, and you can leave the detached head in a quiet area of the tank to attach to piece of liverock, if neccessary securing the head to a piece of rock with cotton thread or netting.

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    thanks for all the advice. like i say i am a bit of a noob so all help is greatly appreciated. I have a few more corals that i have no idea of what they are. This is another one hope i got the pic on here this time. It has started growing white shoots from it, i guess this would be normal? would fragging this be possible? thanx in advance

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