Originally Posted by jeffaquarius
Corals have specific parameter to thrive on and LFS
do maintain them in such standard level otherwise they will keep losing them. We the reef keepers do the same thing. If you take the parameter readings of your new corals i bet you the only difference would be just the temperature. Other data may differ but it would not be that much. Some acclimate them and some just float the bag in the tank until it has the same temperature. I do the later and never had a problem.
Well, you must have an amazing lfs
because the corals I've seen from two different sources have a lower pH, salinity, calcium, and alkalinity than I try to run my tank at.
Bottom line, the basic rule of reef keeping is slow and steady. Why rush things when you can throw it in a bucket and ignore it for a couple hours while it acclimates?
Tying things back to my original comment towards the OP in an attempt to get this thread back on track: The parameters in freshly mixed water are often a fair amount different than your tank values due to co2
, slightly depleted mineral levels, and whatnot. It doesn't make hardly any difference in a smaller change of 50% or less but in a larger water change (such as the suggested 95%) those differences can be drastic.