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Old 07-22-2014, 10:03 PM   #1
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Coral acclimation

I just received my first corals from buying online today. I did a 4 hour drip acclimation and now have all frags on the sandbed. Question is how long do these guys take to open up? Their all closed up pretty tight still.
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Holy crud a 4 hour acclimation?!?! They should take a couple hours to fully open. What did ya get?


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Yeah they came in around lunch so I set them up in my acclimation bucket and let them slow drip until 5 when I came home. I got some riddler and spiderman zoas, pipe organ polyps, pulsing zenia and a monti cap. Just concerned nobody is really opening up yet
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Have they opened at all? That's a long time to drip, did their water get to cold. All of those are fairly hardy do they should come around at some point.


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They didn't get cold I have a small heater I put in the bucket with them. Temp held fine
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I wouldn't worry too much. Like bribo said they are all pretty hardy corals and should come around in a few days.

However, I would be careful where you put the pulsing xenia as it could quickly overtake your tank. Make sure you put it on a rock that's relatively isolated so it can't spread all over the tank.
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some corals can take a day up to a week
I never acclimate corals just a dip and there in the tank, I been doing this for years,
now with light I do start out with the blues slowly raising the brightness than do the same with the whites , just placing corals in full light will only slow up them opening always light acclimate
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Maybe that's my problem at what percent should I start my lighting?
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