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Old 09-28-2011, 02:50 PM   #1
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Coral Acclimation

When acclimating corals do you turn off your lights? thanks
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Yep. Less stress in my opinion. Plus I float them in the bag so it avoids them getting too hot and also keeps them small so they don't damage themselves.
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Old 09-28-2011, 03:16 PM   #3
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I temp acclimate mine until the water is the same temperature in the bag adn then either dip the corals or put them right in. depending on the time I get home with the purchase I will generally leave the lights on. Most corals will open a bit at least.
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thanks guys i ordered them offline and it was recommended by the seller to turn the lights off.
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Old 09-28-2011, 07:38 PM   #5
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i just received the frag but i had to drive to the fedex to do so b.c they had a royal screw up. I have a problem though the coral is detached from the ceramic frag can i use a dab of aquarium safe silicon to put it back on the plug?
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Old 09-28-2011, 10:20 PM   #6
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i just received the frag but i had to drive to the fedex to do so b.c they had a royal screw up. I have a problem though the coral is detached from the ceramic frag can i use a dab of aquarium safe silicon to put it back on the plug?
Super glue gel works great and dries right away.
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Old 09-29-2011, 10:27 AM   #7
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Super glue won't work on mushrooms or ricordia very well. Don't use aquarium silicon.

To acclimate I float the bag for about 20 minutes. then I dip win flatworm x, rinse with tank water, then I use a magnifying glass to check for anything that I might not want in my tank. and then depending on the coral I use and Iodine dip followed up by a good rinse from more tank water. You want to make sure there are no pest that get in your display tank.
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Learned about super glue + mushrooms the hard way. Let's just say that there is probably a thriving population on blue mushrooms in the back of my tank.
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Update: after rummaging through some stuff i remembered i had some puddy similar to that of marineland after a little research i found it was reef safe! i actually lucked out for once lol.
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