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Old 08-02-2003, 07:22 PM   #1
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Acclimating without a quarantine tank

Hi! I do not have a quarantine tank and was wondering what other measures could be done to acclimate a fish? Also, how do you handle anenome, corals, ect... with just gloves or what? Thanks!
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gloves?

I just handle them with bear hands. Of course I dont lather my hands up with cream or any of that kind of stuff.

you should acclomate the same reguardless if you ahve a quarinteen tank or not. But be known if you have a tank with a bunch of rock in it not quarinteeing the fish could cause you alot of greef expecially if the fish develops a disease or parasite problem.

anenomes should be held by their base supporting their body. Corals should be held by the rock they are attached. or if they have a stony base held by the base. If they have a large soft body then measures may need to be taken to support the coral out of the water.
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Thanks for the advice! I read the articles and since the quarantine set-up is so cheap and easy, I will get that right away. I have a starfish, sebae anenome and true clownfish coming from Marine Depot Live to arrive here on Tues. I will definitely quarantine. I would hate to risk the fish being sick or dying.
By the way, I don't mind handling the corals and other animals with bare hands as long as they don't sting or get hurt themselves. What do you think about marine epoxy? Should I use it when I purchase my new corals so that I may attach them to existing LR? Thanks!
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