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Old 07-26-2012, 09:21 AM   #11
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I personally drip acclimate everything for as long as possible. I also use a small heater and powerhead so I can temp match that way. I try to acclimate for a minimum of two hours. The exception is sps coral. I leave them out of water for 5 minutes then they go straight into the tank and start on the sand or close to and gradually move them up. The reason being that sps secrete a slime coating to prevent drying out at low tide. This slime seals them in and gradually dissolves off thus acclimating them.

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I also dip my corals. I acclimate by adding about 1 -2 oz of tank water every couple minutes or so over 20-30 minutes mixed with a coral disinfectant. I then transfer to a container with tank water mixed with revive for about 15-20 minutes, then into tank.

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