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Old 04-13-2006, 11:00 PM   #1
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acclimating corals

I know this is a dumb question but i wanted to clearify because I've heard mixed things. How do I acclimate corals? Do I just let them float for a half hour then let them go or do the drip method? I have been doing the drip method but I've heard from a few people that you can just float them and they'll be okay. TIA
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Old 04-13-2006, 11:12 PM   #3
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I have only dripped one coral... Is it a bad idea to drip no.. Is it always necessary, IMO no..
Thats just me... Anemones, inverts and fish a must..
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Cool, thats what I thought! Thanks!
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I drip everything. Especially corals.
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Yeah this is where the confusion begins! I guess I'll just drip them.
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My LFS drips corals and just temp acclimates there fish.
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I drip acclimate everything for no less than 3hrs. Then temp acclimate them. Call me paranoid but this works best for me and I've never lost a fish, coral or mobile invert due to temp, salinity or ph shock.
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Well I guess I'll just be safe and drip them. As far as spacing corals out, seaham i've noticed that you have hammer coral in a really close area to other corals. Dont they sting each other? Can i keep my corals close together also or is there a rule of thumb or anything like that as far as spacing goes?
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seaham i've noticed that you have hammer coral in a really close area to other corals
That is a hammer and a frogspawn. They will not bother each other but will sting other corals.
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