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#1 andycampbell21

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Posted 16 January 2016 - 02:19 PM

Ok so I hope someone can help as I've had what I think is a good idea. More often than not they turn out to be bad ones lol

Do zoas grow well on acryilic sheets?

My thinking is to grow colony's on acrylic to help with fragging as they would just easily lift off the sheet or am I totally wrong?

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#2 jjcooldj2015

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Posted 16 January 2016 - 06:27 PM

Ya not wrong bud. Iv seen zoas grown on glass and ceramic tiles so I don't see why you can't use acrylic sheet for growing purposes.

#3 kroozing

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Posted 16 January 2016 - 06:49 PM

Reef culture used to do grow out disc that were acrylic for this purpose. I sometimes use ceramic tiles as the polyps just slide off.

#4 JK1

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Posted 16 January 2016 - 07:13 PM

Once you can get them to stick, acrylic is awesome, I find it less likely to get them to attach on acrylic though.

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#5 andycampbell21

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Posted 16 January 2016 - 09:40 PM

Would you suggest anything other than acrylic then. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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#6 Fragzilla

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Posted 17 January 2016 - 04:48 AM

Mine attach to my acrylic rack all the time.

When I need to move them they easily frag. If your careful and have the knack you can lift the plug and Mat without damaging the zoas. Then you just have a flat sheet of zoas to cut into frags.

I had a small colony of granny apples attach to the rack, I lifted them and a few days later they had reattached to the rack.

I've got goblins fire on a acrylic rack in my DT, they're all over It, like weeds, and now they're growing on the glass also.

I think when zoas are happy they'll spread and grow pretty much anywhere, as long as nothing is putting them off from spreading into the space.
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#7 klynn

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Posted 18 January 2016 - 10:54 PM

Mine attaches to acrylic frag racks all the time and as Nick said above easy to frag when you lift off carefully. Might give some acrylic a try but can you get them on some websites like 1inch to 2inch square blocks15-20mmis thick.. so it easily sinks where you want them to be in tank.

I have few success with putty left over from scaping, flatten them and it was fairly easy fragging as you can cut through or scrape the putty it self with blade without actually damaging the zoa.

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#8 Alburglar

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Posted 04 February 2016 - 12:21 AM

Why not use sand paper to scuff up a small 5p sized central area. They will adhere well to the keyed surface and grow out onto the easily frag-able smooth bits of the acrylic.




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