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Old 02-05-2005, 08:07 AM   #11
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well to each their own...i have a raport with my lfs and i know they dont use copper in their coral system becasue i asked them. as for the risk of fungal, bacterial, or parasitic infection i think qt is a good method.
i put the yet in there attempting to include the forces of murphy's law...but then you add the luck of the irish and its an even match hence, happy coral!


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Old 02-05-2005, 10:52 AM   #12
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When my other heater was being used on the QT tank and I needed to drip acclimate some new inverts, I put on my shorts and raised the house temp to match my tank temp. Had some rum and coke too! Great vacation, just a bit too short

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Old 02-07-2005, 02:11 PM   #13
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I just float the bag then just stick them in the water. I never drip any of my corals or inverts(except shrimp and starfish). I only drip my fish. So far so good.

Opposite for me - I drip new corals (with an I.V. drip) for maybe 15 minutes and just float new fish for maybe 15 minutes. 50+ corals and fish later I've never had an acclimation problem.

I hafta roll my eyes when I see people drip-acclimating for 4 hours in a fish-equivalent of an intensive care unit.
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Old 02-07-2005, 03:19 PM   #14
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I agree with makana and CBRGuy. I float the bag then start adding water to the bag while floating - 1 or 2 doses. Then, net the specimen out and trash the bag and water.

Easy enough. I did the same with a 10", NASTY green terror in my cichlid tank. That FREAK of a fish must ahve splashed a full gallon on the floor. If it worked for that belligerent terrorist, I don't think a coral/invert is nearly a problem.

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