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Old 12-22-2004, 09:52 PM   #1
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acclimating polyps and coral, need info.

I just bought a really nice chunk of raimbow polyps and soft coral, i starte to do a drip acclimation. I want to make sure i am doing it right.

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Drip acclimation is typically the best route when unsure. Many hardier species of coral do not require the same time frame as would a star or other highly sensitive invertebrate. Depending on the soft corals, you should be able to acclimate these at a slow dribble as apposed to slow drip. Just be sure you refloat the bags for temp compensation before placing them in the tank.

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here's what I do for all my new tank mates no matter what...
Float for 30 min... Grab my turkey baster add one full of tank water, wait 15... remove 2 bulbs wirth then add 2 of fresh tank, wait 15, remove 2 more add 2 more... wait another 15 and I pick em up and dump em in the tank...
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Old 12-24-2004, 10:11 PM   #4
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I did my zooos and polyps with the turkey baster method over 2 hours. Drip is more set it an forget it of course You should be fine with your method.

I also did my frogspawn and xenia in the same way. Both are doing great.
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coral, polyp, polyps

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