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Old 12-17-2011, 12:18 AM   #1631
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Just went back and checked out the site, and if you got anything like what they are showing on the site, you should have some great looking corals!
Yes, I did get some of them. I'll get pictures of what I bought up soon. Of course they don't look like that now LOL.

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Put the corals in your main tank until you find somewhere else to put them. Leave the lights off for a day or several hours then only turn on 2 bulbs for a week or so.... Afterwards turn on another 2 bulbs and go for 2 weeks with 4 bulbs then you can turn on your last two bulbs.
I'm going to quaranteen them in a 10 gallon. My lights have 2 switches only. 1 works for 2 bulbs and the other works for the other 4 bulbs.

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Corals can mess you up pretty badly, many of them release nuerotoxins. I have a link to a good story but its from another forum so pm me and ill send a link if youre interested.

Buffy ill sendit to you in a min
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I'm still mixing water right now, trying to get the salinity up. Corals are still in the heated box. I put them back in til I get the water done. I'm pretty sure they will be okay for a few more hours.

Before I start taking everything out of the 75 to put in the 55 gallon, I want to have a new batch of water made in case I need it. Need to do a PWC anyway.

Question: I took some of my sand out about 2 months ago and put it in a bucket and it's in the garage. I'm thinking I want a deeper sand bed, anything wrong with using that sand if I rinse it?
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Old 12-17-2011, 03:42 AM   #1632
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nothing wrong as long as you rinse it pretty well. any organics left in it could cause a spike otherwise.
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Old 12-18-2011, 01:32 AM   #1633
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nothing wrong as long as you rinse it pretty well. any organics left in it could cause a spike otherwise.
Thanks. I finally got the water mixed, dipped the new corals and they are in quarantine now.

I'm exhausted so I will get some pics put up tomorrow. Also tomorrow I will start moving everything from my 75 to my 55. Everything is going to stay in my 55 for about a week (next day off) because looks like I am going to be crawling in the attic after all.

What does everyone use to attach coral to something, these guys are soooo tiny, I can barely put my small fingers on them without touching flesh and I did do that a couple of times. One came on a square plug type thing and one had 2 teeny tiny pieces of rubble under it. Otherwise nothing.

@Carey....I kept the small pieces of base rock that you said were rubble, in case I needed them.....wasn't this one of the reasons?

If so do I attach them and put them back in qt so they can adjust in that tank to the attachment then when they are ready to go to dt I attach them somewhere else???

Or if anyone has a good link that would be fantastic. Thanks all. Time to close eyes. Nite
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I used super glue to attatch my newest frag, which was a cutting from my zoa colony.
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Old 12-18-2011, 11:59 AM   #1635
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Yep Buffy, this is the time to use those rock fragments if youre able. I find it much easier to move them around once they are on a small rock. The bonus is that the corals will overtake the rock fragment but by that time you should have found a place in the tank for them to further grow out.

Waiting on pictures to see what you got!
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Old 12-18-2011, 11:18 PM   #1636
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The pictures I took, don't look like the pictures on the web. Their pictures are so big and colorful but when I first took mind, everything looks the same. Guess I'm gonna have to wait for them to grow. Anyway, here are some.
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The pictures I took, don't look like the pictures on the web. Their pictures are so big and colorful but when I first took mind, everything looks the same. Guess I'm gonna have to wait for them to grow. Anyway, here are some.
Cool corals!
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The pics they take are typically under some serious blue actinic lighting. I think that once in the tank - they'll look a lot better under some good lighting! I can already see the potential!
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Anyway, here are some more.
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They look nice, cant wait to see em in your dt
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