Getting my first coral tomorrow!!!!

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  1. Puffer Chick

    Puffer Chick Giant Squid

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    i'll post pics here sometime tomorrow after i buy it and get done acclimating it! i'm so excited! i plan on buying two frags, and getting either a peppermint or clean shrimp as well!
     
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  3. iLLwiLL

    iLLwiLL Sailfin Tang

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    Go for the cleaner shrimp over the peppermint, there way more beneficial and more ornimental to boot. As for acclimating corals, I wouldn't go too crazy. All I ever do is float their bag to get the temp right then in they go. The shrimps, however, are a totally different story.

    ~Will.
     
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    I agree go for the cleaner shrimp. Tons of personality and they are just plain cool. Congrats on the coral.
     
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    elweshomayor Giant Squid

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    agreed with the above said. corals dont need much acclimation other than temperature. so just float the bag for about 15 mins and your good to go. the shrimp i usually drip acclimate for about an hour. or just take a glass and pour a little bit at a time for an hour.
     
  6. Puffer Chick

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    swee thanks, i was thinking about having both shrimps in the tank but only getting them one at a time, the lfs doesn't have much fish, i haven't checked out their inverts, but i'm hoping they will have the cleaner, and yea i've heard it takes a while to acclimate, i don't have a way to drip, so looks like i'll be opening and closing the bag for a wihle :D glad it only takes 10 minutes to float the coral, wasn't sure how long to acclimate them :D
     
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    yea i had seen a huge cleaner shrimp in one of the lfs DT that had a crazy outbrake of ich, the shrimp had HUGE antenas thought he was pretty cool, i hope they have more for sale

    yea i do the glas and pour a little every 5 minutes for my fish and inverts, i'll extend it for an hour with the shrimp, that's why my parents and i are going to put up the christmas lights before we go to the lfs tomorrow :D

    I can't wait for my zoas and or polyps!
     
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  9. TBELT

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    that is how I did my shrimp and had no problems. Slow drip with a air tube tied in a knot to allow a slow drip. Same with coral. temp acclimate and then glue in place so my "bull" snails do not push it to the sand.
     
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    I have bought "not for sale" cleaner shrimp in display tanks by offering the shop to buy a piece of coral or 2 only if they will fish out that cleaner for me. I have a single peppermint shrimp in my tank (only one left of the trio I bought) and I only see it once a week or so.

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    TBELT Ritteri Anemone

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    Splurge and go for both.
     
  12. Puffer Chick

    Puffer Chick Giant Squid

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    i'll be having to glue down all or most of my corals because of the urchin

    wow that sucks, i'm deffiently getting the cleaner then