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Old 06-05-2014, 01:20 PM   #31
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Oh also careful placement works in most cases but corals can be picky and sometimes they will not be happy where you think they will and you have to move them. Most of the time they will let you know through polyp extension but not always.
You know things, this is beyond late it's a joke!

If they extend they are happy?
If they don't extend they are unhappy?

Is that the general idea?
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Basically yes. If its all shrunken and looks to be dying, chances are its probably not happy :p
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Old 06-05-2014, 01:31 PM   #33
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Basically yes. If its all shrunken and looks to be dying, chances are its probably not happy :p
hello, sorry it's been ages. On this project I've been reading some more!

I'm back again to make the final move! If I don't start now it'll never happen type of attitude. I just gotta do it

For this part of the reef, like for the questions you've all answered that's great. Really I'm not sure I could've made the move without answering these questions.

THIS IS BASICALLY A DECADE IN THE MAKING! IM SO HAPPY

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Old 06-05-2014, 01:46 PM   #34
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Basically yes. If its all shrunken and looks to be dying, chances are its probably not happy :p
They are not out all the time though? See now I'm confused again, I thought daylight and hunger makes a coral appear.

Normally for all corals, polpys should be extended, at least during daylight?
This means your animal! Plant! Is happy?
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All my lps and soft corals close at night. But ya if they're out all day then they're happy . If they're not out during the day they're probably unhappy.
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This is never ending! So many more things to know!

What about transport, normally for a healthy coral, what is the Time it should take to open once moved to a position in the display? And qt? I'm guessing times would be different? Less commotion etc.

(After all acclimation etc. has happened, you've decided it's time to move the specimen in, I assume it will close again)

Explain transporting coral please. Same as fish?
How about tolerance to change?
How much can I change from purchase water to my water? They will be close but not the same.

Dripping is best? What do you do?
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What about transport, normally for a healthy coral, what is the Time it should take to open once moved to a position in the display? And qt? I'm guessing times would be different? Less commotion etc.

(After all acclimation etc. has happened, you've decided it's time to move the specimen in, I assume it will close again)

Explain transporting coral please. Same as fish?
How about tolerance to change?
How much can I change from purchase water to my water? They will be close but not the same.

Dripping is best? What do you do?
I don't quarantine corals. I just dip them in a good quality dip like revive or coral rx. It should take a couple hours for a coral to reopen and look good after acclimation. Some take longer than others.
I don't drip my corals, I just float them, dip them and in they go. I then light acclimate them by keeping them on the bottom for a week before I move them to their final location. However, wth a new tank that can fluctuate I'd drip corals. It does not hurt. Usually a 30-45 minute drip works fine.
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What about transport, normally for a healthy coral, what is the Time it should take to open once moved to a position in the display? And qt? I'm guessing times would be different? Less commotion etc.



(After all acclimation etc. has happened, you've decided it's time to move the specimen in, I assume it will close again)



Explain transporting coral please. Same as fish?

How about tolerance to change?

How much can I change from purchase water to my water? They will be close but not the same.



Dripping is best? What do you do?

Corals are all different in the amount of time they need to transition to a new system, I've had 30 minute and one that took a little over a month. Most don't qt coral, but they dip them in a medicine/anti-pest product. As for transport, I'm assuming you mean driving home with them? I use a styrofoam cooler but it's not necessary unless your traveling a few hours. For acclimation, drip is best. Most coral tanks are run in the 1.024-.026 range so acclimation isn't really that hard. Drip until the params in the bucket match the params in your tank, it usually takes an hour and a half 2 hours for fish and 45 minutes to an hour for corals for me. Once thee in the tank I start them on the sand bed to acclimate to my lights for a while ( around a week usually) and then move them to where I'd like them. Corals and other inverts are extremely sensitive to changes in water params so stability is key.
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Big red and bribo.


This page will be a reference for me now. I have a whole bunch of info to use.

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