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Old 02-04-2012, 12:58 AM   #1
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Do you need to acclimatise corals and anemones to established tanks?

Are sun corals easy to keep?
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Old 02-04-2012, 01:02 AM   #2
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Yes you still need to acclimate any living thing you put in your tank as the water in your tank and the fish store most certainly won't be the same.
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Also sun corals can be difficult since they require target feeding regularly. You also must make sure each polyp eats.
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Old 02-04-2012, 01:05 AM   #4
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Sun corals are very difficult to keep alive unless you spend ALOT of time with it. it needs to be fed since it gets nothing from the light. I tried on and it died a few months later. i just could not get it to eat regularly and it also caused my water parameters to stink as I was adding so much coral and mysis to the tank to try and feed the sun coral
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Cutting the top off of a 2 liter bottle works really well. Put it over the sun coral and add rods food and put the cap on. Leave for 30-45 mins.
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Thanks, which method works better for acclimatising? And what other easy, colourful corals are there instead of this? I know that the photosynthetic corals are easy
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I would stick with the photosynthetic corals for now. there are so many it's kinda silly. lol Have you looked at Aquarium Fish: Tropical Freshwater Fish and Saltwater Fish for Home Aquariums for ideas? They have all their corals nice and organized so you can get some ideas.
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Do you guys dip all new aditions too?
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Yep, I use coralrx for my dipping. havent had a flatworm problem since I started doing it.
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Yep, I use coralrx for my dipping. havent had a flatworm problem since I started doing it.
Great! Do you buy in online?
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