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Old 03-13-2012, 08:30 PM   #191
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Since I know there are zoas on the rock should I drip acc the rock?
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Old 03-13-2012, 08:34 PM   #192
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Since I know there are zoas on the rock should I drip acc the rock?
I prefer a modified drip where the bag is in my sump and I drip from the DT to keep the temp stable. I am not a fan of standard drip simply because PH and Temp can swing and stress the corals.
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Old 03-13-2012, 10:25 PM   #193
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Ok rock is in. Now to wait...
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Old 03-13-2012, 11:47 PM   #194
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Alan, that is what the house heating unit is for. Turn the house heater up to 80. Start drip acclimation! In a couple of hours your critters are ready for the DT and you have lost a couple pounds (ok so it's only water weight). Everyone is happy.

I also keep a box of latex free - powder free nitrile gloves for when I'm working in the tank. I actually do remember to use them about 50% of the time. I don't have much in my tank to sting me, but the corals get rather upset if I grab by mistake. I do generally wear them when scraping the front glass near by bubble coral as that one does sting.

The gloves are cheap (~$8/box) and if you get in the habit now you will have less chance of a problem later.
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Old 03-13-2012, 11:52 PM   #195
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There are also aquarium maintainance arm length gloves that are $13 and re usable
http://www.marinedepot.com/maintenance_gloves-ap.html
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Since I know there are zoas on the rock should I drip acc the rock?
No reason to do a drip acclimation with any zoas. Float the bag to temperature acclimate to the tank, then remove them from the water they were transported in, hold in the air for a slow count of 30 (most polyps should close up) drop them into an iodine or coral cleaning treatment in tank water, rinse, and place into your tank. I'm a former addicted zoa collector and been doing it that way for years without any polyp loss.
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Old 03-14-2012, 05:34 PM   #197
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Polyps still aren't open... :/ Hopefully they make it.

How about a CuC? What do I need to get? What do I want to get? What is a good place to buy them?
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CUC members are pretty cheap locally to me so I always goto ny lfs. reefcleaners.org has what you'll want. Take what they say you need fir your tank size and cut it in half & that's prob about right and still may be a lil overkill
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Ok, so after watching a few other clips of skimmers in action, I think mine must not be setup correctly. I am getting TONS of microbubbles from it still. Here is a short clip of it in action. Does this look normal or is something wrong?
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CUC members are pretty cheap locally to me so I always goto ny lfs. reefcleaners.org has what you'll want. Take what they say you need fir your tank size and cut it in half & that's prob about right and still may be a lil overkill
Ok, will do.
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