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Old 12-25-2012, 03:30 PM   #21
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Is there a way I could get a small bottle of O2 to pump into a bag?

I'm not to terribly worried about the trip, I'm calling the shop to check about the whole thing
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Old 12-25-2012, 07:03 PM   #22
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I don't think the O2 is needed. Just open the bag every few hours and allow for some fresh air, then button it up again.
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Old 12-25-2012, 07:16 PM   #23
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Alright! Thanks a ton dudes!
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Old 12-26-2012, 09:25 PM   #24
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Coral is purchased and will be picked up on the 1st. The owner said to just leave the corals in the double bag. They are going to put O2 in the bag and they will be okay. It'll be in the bag for less then 25hrs

Think that will do? He's also going to give me a styrofoam box for the travel. Think I should get some heat packs?
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Old 12-26-2012, 09:40 PM   #25
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Heat packs are cheap and so are those little thermometers you stick on the side of your tank . Having both would be helpful to monitor and adjust your temp on the trip! Good luck it is a real nice piece,
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I would say you're good. Most dealers receive coral so they know how to ship them. If they're setup with O2 then they're experienced. Don't expose the box to extreme temps for long & be sure to float the bags before you place the coral so it comes up to temp slowly.
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Old 12-26-2012, 11:50 PM   #27
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Yea I plan on getting some heat packs and then one of those thermometers. I'm not terribly worried! Can't wait to get them home!

Also, how should I acclimate them? I usually just float, but I know a lot of people who drop acclimate. The choices! Haha
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Old 12-27-2012, 04:07 PM   #28
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Float for an hour. Usually you only need 20 mins but the temps will be farther off.

I never drip acclimate coral, its not necessary but it won't hurt either.

I usually do dip then for 15 minutes in CoralRx to kill off parasites etc you can't easily see.

Start them on the sandbed & work the higher light corals up over time. You can burn them if exposed to too much light too fast.

Float, dip, rinse, light acclimate.
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Old 12-27-2012, 04:10 PM   #29
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Where does everyone get their coral Rx from? I'm gonna look around but I'm looking for a good deal
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Old 12-27-2012, 06:14 PM   #30
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I would highly suggest you drip acclimate them. You are introducing them to more than just temperature changes. Salinity and PH also need to be adjusted slowly.
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