Do you Quarantine or Dip your Corals?

Discussion in 'Coral' started by inwall75, Jul 24, 2008.

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Do you FW Dip or QT new coral purchases

  1. I Quarantine Only

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  2. I Freshwater Dip Only

    8 vote(s)
    20.5%
  3. I Freshwater Dip and then Quarantine

    6 vote(s)
    15.4%
  4. What the heck are you talking about?

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    59.0%
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  1. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    No. Copper will quickly kill inverts. A separate qt for corals would be best.
     
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  3. inwall75

    inwall75 Giant Squid

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  4. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I do dip the corals in ReVive but don't do the Interceptor treatment. I have an 8 gallon Bio-Cube so that should work fine for a QT/treatment tank for coral.
     
  5. inwall75

    inwall75 Giant Squid

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    Perfect. My SPS QT tank is a 28 gallon JBJ HQI nano. My softies and LPS are QT in a 20 gallon nano.
     
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    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Nice self contained QT tanks.
     
  7. inwall75

    inwall75 Giant Squid

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    Here's a couple of shots of my JBJ (primarily SPS) QT tank.

    Sorry for the horrible photos. I have a hard time seeing with my camera. BTW, a lot of that rock is fake and some of them are eshopps frag caves.

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    To the left is what happens when your stupid fire shrimp knock your corn acro onto a Duncanopsis. Sigh. Oh well, the fire shrimp spawn almost every week and keep my corals fed.

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    This Lithophyllon coral barely survived being cooked at 98 degrees. It was brown and it's tissue was falling off. My QT tank is also a hospital tank and he's recovered well.

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  9. inwall75

    inwall75 Giant Squid

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    This Acan survived going up to 98 degrees in the 125. It was only about 1 1/2 polyps. Now look at how he's bounced back.

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  10. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Very nice looking corals, congrats on the recoveries

    I think getting a coral recovered is more rewarding than growing a healthy one into a huge colony.
     
  11. shoebox

    shoebox Bubble Tip Anemone

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    So very true. Thought I smoked two with new LED's well they are looking great.