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Old 11-16-2009, 09:04 PM   #1
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Coral questions?

Hey this might be a dumb question but I am thinking about setting up a salt water tank with live rock and corals but I need to know this first. How do you move/transport the corals, such as getting them from the LFS into the tank safely? How do you do it to make sure that it is not harmed, and am I wrong in thinking that some corals can harm humans? Thanks for helping me everybody even if they are dumb questions.
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well when i get my corals my lfs usally wraps the coral in a bag with no water then puts it in a normal water bag
and yes some corals have poisounas substances not deadly though
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Usually my LFS puts the coral in bags of water. Some corals can hurt you especially if your allergic. One "coral" on the top of my head, the Fire Coral can hurt. But it is rarely encountered. Aslong as you don't touch your eyes or mouth after touching them, you should be fine.
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ok that helps, but what about once you get them home? Aren't they like super fragile, how do you get them from bag to rock without damaging them?
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Hey this might be a dumb question but I am thinking about setting up a salt water tank with live rock and corals but I need to know this first. How do you move/transport the corals, such as getting them from the LFS into the tank safely? How do you do it to make sure that it is not harmed, and am I wrong in thinking that some corals can harm humans? Thanks for helping me everybody even if they are dumb questions.
The LFS typically put the coral in a bag of water just like if you bought a fish. When you get home, it is best to acclimate the coral too. I'm not too concerned about getting harmed from the coral but yes they can harm you. More so if you have open cuts or touch eyes etc, like mentioned above. I know that Palys/zoas can be very poisonous, expecially when they are getting fragged.
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ok that helps, but what about once you get them home? Aren't they like super fragile, how do you get them from bag to rock without damaging them?
It depends on the coral, but most are way tougher than they appear. That said though, you do want to treat them gently and try not to handle them too much on the living tissue. It will become obvious once you get one in your hands - if you have questions though about a specific type of coral... fire away!
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do you leave them on the white plug?
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yes, you leave them on the frag plug.
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Yes leave them on the white plug. They put it in a bag of water and when you get home you`ll acclimate it to your tank water.
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