Coral Rx Dipping?

Discussion in 'Coral Health' started by tgood, Jun 27, 2013.

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  1. tgood

    tgood Sea Dragon

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    I have a bottle of Rx on the way and should be here tomorrow. I am dipping my zoa frag due to nudibranches. I also have a GSP frag which is doing very well. My question is, how often do you dip? Once before placing in the tank and then just as needed based on appearance/health? Also, should I dip my GSP frag even though it hasn't had any issues? Both frags have been in the tank for 4 weeks.
     
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  3. steve wright

    steve wright Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I use the same product
    I dip once, before introducing to the main tank
    it rids the corals of any unwanted pests etc

    removing corals that are already in the set up, is probably locking the stable door after the horse has bolted, so I personally would not bother unless I saw something that I felt created a need to do it, my reasoning is any pests introduced with those corals, are probably no longer confined to those corals anyway

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    They are both just frag plugs and are also the only coral currently in the tank (tank is only 2 months old). I did have zoa eating nudi's two days ago... that's why I was told to dip.
     
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    in that case tgood, removing them for a dip is a good idea, in my opinion

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  6. ZepQuarium

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    Dip the corals when you buy them (a minute or two extra won't hurt...make sure you oxygenate the water = turkey baster or whatever).

    No need to re-dip them unless they have necrotic tissue.



    Ones in your tank could use a dip just to be sure.


    PS...

    Also buy some cultured live-rock and some 'Live bacteria' if you can (I use "Easy Start")
     
  7. tgood

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    I cycled my tank for 5 weeks prior to any livestock. I used raw shrimp in media bag to get ammonia to 8.0ppm. It was a strong cycle and my ammonia/nitrite/nitrate have been 0 since adding the fish.

    Thanks for the advice though guys! My Rx is out on the truck for delivery from BRS so today I should be able to dip. Also got my PM1 and breakout box for my Apex!