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Old 08-02-2011, 04:49 PM   #11
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I just got a frag of them and I think I may have aiptasia as a hitchhiker!! What do u do to 'dip' them?
You could use coralrx, Kent coral dip, I think some people still use formalin, or u can use flat worm exit it doesn't get all pest but kills flatworms and zoanthid eating nudibranchs

Just pick one up and follow directions


As for aptasia you could use aptasia-x, lemon juice,
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Old 08-02-2011, 09:40 PM   #12
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Should I dip every coral I acquire?
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Should I dip every coral I acquire?
It is a good idea to
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Awesome thanks for all the tips guys keep em coming
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Anyone able to tell me about the toxins they give off and how to protect myself? Are rubber gloves enough, some sites I've read said it can require a hospital trip?
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yes latex gloves will work fine. if you handle them bare handed wash you hands dont touch your face or eyes thats where most go wrong the toxin.
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Different people react differently. I have been diving and working on my tanks bare handed for almost 20 years and have never had a problem (other than fire coral on a night dive once). My wife is the same way. But some people are more sensitive and some corals are more potent than others. It's like poison ivy, some people get it by just walking by it.
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Old 08-03-2011, 03:34 PM   #18
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Gotcha I prolly won't chance it, but I'm goin to set up my new t5 fixture tonight and maybe I'll get the coral tomorrow I hope the light fixture clear my remora protein skimmer, it's a six bulb fixture so it's pretty wide!
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