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Old 02-26-2011, 05:37 AM   #11
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Has to be ORA fish. They sell non ORA as well
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Old 02-28-2011, 10:52 AM   #12
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Ok. What if I find an established tank from a local hobbyist and buy a frag from them. Do I still need to QT knowing that they have kept it disease free?
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IT depends on how well you know the tank history of the local seller. If they have QT'd EVERYTHING before adding it to their display tank you can probably get away with not doing your own QT.
I would still QT it. I'm a bit paranoid about that sort of thing.
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Since I'm new to corals, what's the best procedure for soft and LPS Coral acclimation (to my QT)? Please outline the steps and time frames...
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Highly depends on what their QT protocol is. As for corals and after acclimation, I give them a bath in ReVive and then place them in the tank. Acros and gorgonians usually need more QT time than other due to parasitic infestations. I can't think of a step-by-step that's needed, just a watchful eye for corals.
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Old 03-03-2011, 11:23 PM   #16
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Do you start it with tank water or fresh saltwater?
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Many times I use freshwater, but fresh saltwater is safest.
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Old 03-04-2011, 03:21 AM   #18
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By it, i mean the QT. supplies are finally in and i want to startup this weekend. Should i cycle with shrimp like a new tank or ...? I have had a sponge sitting in the sump for a fee weeks now I'm using to start my sponge filter.
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