Frag swap meet

Discussion in 'Frags' started by BioNemo, Feb 24, 2013.

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  1. BioNemo

    BioNemo Astrea Snail

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    Is it safe to buy from these swap meets? What is the best action to take if you buy from them?
    There is one coming up here in CT.


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  3. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Sure it's safe.

    Things to avoid:

    1. Freshly cut frags, as in fragged within the last 24 hours.
    2. Frags with nuisance algae growing on the plugs. You want to stay away from byropsis, bubble algae...
    3. Inspect frags for evidence of flatworms, nudibranchs and some snails, aiptasia and majano.
    4. Sps frags for:Evidence of red bugs, flatworms and nudibranchs.
    5. Stay away LPS frags freshly cut and not expended, look for brown jelly disease.
     
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  4. Nuebie

    Nuebie Peppermint Shrimp

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    This is why i need a qt. The lfs I buy from has a strict quarantine process, so I somewhat trust them. Going to a frag swap Id imagine there's some high quality frags there but you most likely will never see some of these people again so why chance it. (my thoughts) Still trying to talk the wifey into one more tank for quarantine purpose
     
  5. BioNemo

    BioNemo Astrea Snail

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    I heard it mentioned before about dipping them?? What is this process and what is best to dip with?
     
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    Nuebie Peppermint Shrimp

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  7. Marshall O

    Marshall O Giant Squid

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    I dip all my new frags with Coral Rx. Very simple and mostly effective.