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Old 02-27-2011, 08:09 PM   #11
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Yep. Dipping is to make sure no pests enter in your tank with the coral, and the drip acclimation method is the best method to acclimate your livestock IMO.
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marine snow is too small for LPS. i use a feeding syringe and that home made food slurry i have shown before. i love to do it, and that's the main reason i do it. as others have stated, it's not necessary unless the LPS in question is non-photosynthetic and completely dependent on food from the water column.
how i do it, is a couple times a week (when the lights are off) i'll turn off all flow in the tank and put a little thawed food in a syringe like this-


then squirt a little on the tentacles of each coral, and sit there for about 20 minutes fighting off all of the shrimp,crabs, nassarius snails, and whoever else wants to steal the food.
then turn all flow back on and go to bed!
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Yep. Dipping is to make sure no pests enter in your tank with the coral, and the drip acclimation method is the best method to acclimate your livestock IMO.
What do I dip them in? I've seen people talk about 3 different dips.

How long in the QT? I mean, if nothing shows up?

Should I take measures to shade them while in the QT?
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Well there's lugols, CoralRx, and some other ones, but the ones i hear about the most are the two i just mentioned. It usually has the directions on how long to dip and how to dip on the bottles. Tbh, i don't QT coral, so i don't know how long you would QT them for before you could introduce them to your DT. I always just dipped and then put them in my DT. I never even QT'd my fish. I know.. shame on me lol.
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I agree, they receive most of their food from the symbiotic algae. And if they don't, you are the man if you can keep it alive. I have fed the oyster mixtures and they do love grabbing it, but I have to feed it with a eye dropped locally as my system would quickly eliminate it from the water column. Not sure if it is worth the trouble and expense.
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