Gargonian found on beach

Discussion in 'ID This!' started by keifer905, May 8, 2011.

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  1. tattooedsoul87

    tattooedsoul87 Coral Banded Shrimp

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    lol i meant I wouldnt worry about stressing and killing a free coral by doing a dip. I dont do fw dips though, I use the tropic marin stuff
     
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  3. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Just wanted to add, do not use FW dips for sps and CoralRX or similar or even just an diluted iodine dip will prevent heart ache in the future.
     
  4. stepho

    stepho Panda Puffer

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    Why is everyone treating it differently because he found it at the beach? Aren't almost all fish and most coral, you buy at the lfs, collected from the ocean as well?

    Imo you should treat it like every other addition you get from the lfs and dip it or qt it or both. :)

    posted with tapatalk please ignore bad spelling and grammar
     
  5. tattooedsoul87

    tattooedsoul87 Coral Banded Shrimp

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    ya but you pay alot for them at the store. its free if you find it on the beach. thats why im saying dip it. if it gets stressed and dies from a dip, very unlikely, then at least you arent out any cash. I dip mine weather I pay 70 bucks or if there free and have not had any die. I guess you have to read the conversation before, someone was saying that by dipping coral causes stress and causes more harm then good, I was simply saying that if the coral is free then who cares if it gets stressed. its better then destroying your tank because you dont want to stress one coral

     
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  6. bioreefdude

    bioreefdude Fu Manchu Lion Fish

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    i agree 100% b4 u add anything to ur tank : qt or dip is being safe and just the smart thing to do.
     
  7. JJL

    JJL Purple Tang

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    I meant Coral Rx or Revive ;)
    JJL
     
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  9. kornaco40B

    kornaco40B Spaghetti Worm

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    OP, so what's the verdict??
     
  10. haloist

    haloist Skunk Shrimp

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    Yeah, I agree with Tattooedsoul87, just dip the thing, you've got nothing to lose! Besides, I think you should always dip your stuff before introducing them into any tank. I've never had any of my livestock die from just dipping. :)
     
  11. steve wright

    steve wright Super Moderator Staff Member

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    my 2 cents

    I dip every new coral I put into my reef, irrespective of the source
    I use Coral RX , occasionally after the 5 minutes in a plastic bucket with swirling etc
    I find nothing of interest in the liquid
    but on other occasions, I see things I recognise, flatworms is one, and other things I honestly do not know what they are, good, bad or indifferent

    worse case scenarios are what its about for me

    if a coral reacts badly to the dip - you could lose a coral
    if you do not dip, and the coral is infected with a nuisance , then you could lose a full tank

    I have chosen to dip all my corals, not for the benefit of that specific coral
    but for the benefit of the corals that are already in the tank

    Steve
     
  12. shoebox

    shoebox Bubble Tip Anemone

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    Ok so lets say you dip In coral x and you do find something then what do you do?