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Old 03-18-2012, 02:06 PM   #11
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Not to mention having to buy a second set of lights for your QT...
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Old 03-18-2012, 02:27 PM   #12
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I have never qt'd a coral. maybe I'm a terrible person but so far I have been ok. other than the flatworms I let in twice I've done ok. But dipping every coral would have prevented the flatworms. lol
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I have never qt'd a coral. maybe I'm a terrible person but so far I have been ok. other than the flatworms I let in twice I've done ok. But dipping every coral would have prevented the flatworms. lol
Have you ever bought a coral from a tank that had fish with ich?

The LFS I would be buying my coral from has UV sterilizers, but those only take out a small portion of the free swimming ich.

The fish in his coral tanks don't have ich as far as I can tell, but I guess it could be in the water.
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To be honest, I think you are worrying too much.

Each of us takes a risk when we get new livestock and we can only do so much, like qt'ing the new guys. I would buy only healthy looking fish from a store that is clean with no dead fish in the tanks and no outward signs of disease. Spend a good amount of time watching the fish you have in mind, I spend like a half hour or more checking out a new tank candidate.

Do the best you can do, some things are out of our control and unfortunately makes us go into reactive mode rather than proactive.

Hope that all didn't sound mean! LOL I just want you to enjoy your tanks and not worry so much.
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Nope, didn't sound mean at all!

I think the amount of times I would get ich off of a coral is pretty rare. I figure even if the coral did have some degree of ich after being in a UV sterilized environment, by the time I did the whole dipping process and put the new coral in the tank, it would be gone.
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