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Old 11-17-2009, 04:02 PM   #11
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do you leave them on the white plug?
I normally cut them off the plug and glue/epoxy them in place. I'm not too interested in looking at a bunch of little white plugs in my tank.
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hehe i know what u mean kurt
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Old 11-17-2009, 08:29 PM   #13
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i just bought some from my LFS. I went in for Chaeto and came out with a leather and green star polyp. they didn't use plugs. I found a nice little place for them in the rocks and off I go.
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Just for referrence.. A while back I was browsing my LFS stock and he received his weekly FedEx delivery. I was amazed to see how the coral were packed and shipped from the other side of the world.

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He had a box of Zoas. They were just wrappped in Wet Newspaper and closed up in a garbage bag. He told me those particular ones were shipped directly from Viatnam.

Corals are much tougher then they look

When I make a purchase, they just bag it in water.

Another quick example

This LFS is quite far from my house (30+miles east). So, I tend to make the most out of my trips out there. Earlier this year, I purchased a bunch of frags from him, then went and got my taxes done at my accoutants house which was nearby. I brought the bags into the meeting with me so they didn't sit in the cold car as it was Feb. Then I drove home, acclimated them, and placed them in the tank. They are still in my tank and growing like crazy!
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He had a box of Zoas. They were just wrappped in Wet Newspaper and closed up in a garbage bag. He told me those particular ones were shipped directly from Viatnam.

Corals are much tougher then they look
Generally, most LPS and soft corals are tougher than we give them credit. It's not unheard of for some to be exposed temporarily to the air during low tides.
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I leave mine on the plug but I hide the plug in the rockwork so I do understand what you mean Kurt.
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what about putty to hold them down to the rockwork? is there special underwater reefsafe stuff?
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so do you even have the tank set up yet? Wat type of lights will you be running for your corals? Thats really the first thing you need to think about before learning how to get the coral in your tank... you will have plenty of time for research on corals as you set up your tank and start its cycle......
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Good tips everyone! I have something to ask or add here, what about quarantining corals before putting them in the main display?? I have not seen that mentioned yet, but I have read in some post people do that with corals as well.
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There are alot of folks that do but there is alot that dont. I personally do not QT my corals.
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