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Old 12-03-2011, 02:29 PM   #61
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Torches need light, a good example of NPS would be tubastrea, or sun coral to give it its common name.
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Old 12-03-2011, 10:09 PM   #62
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Also gorgians and carnation corals are NPS. I dont know where sponges fall but they're NPS as well
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Old 12-06-2011, 11:25 PM   #63
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Well, I think the corals brought in parasites with them. Fish have white spots on them now.

I didn't know ich could come with corals but I was reading and it can come attached to the live rock the coral is on.

Should've researched better. I guess I'll be quarantining all corals now too.

Going to raise the heat, soak food in garlic, and get a cleaner shrimp. May invest in a uv sterilizer. Caught it early so it may work.
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Since you are buying corals- you may wanna get a coral dip. When you bring them home you mix it with water and let the coral sit in it for 10 minutes. Kills unwanted hitch hikers such as bristle stars, bristle worms, and parasites I believe. This is the one I use...
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Old 12-07-2011, 01:29 AM   #65
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I use coral rx. I put some of my premixed salt water in a small tupperware container and mix in the rx with the coral and swish it around empty it out and repeat a couple time before putting it in a second bowl with my water in it till I'm done dipping other frags then they go in the tank on the bottom to acclimate to my light
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Old 12-07-2011, 01:31 AM   #66
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Also you can use quick cure in your tank to remove the Ick. It doesn't have copper in it so it won't kill your inverts but it will cause your corals to close for a few days after the last treatment, if not killing them all together. Just don't skim or run carbon while you treat.
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Old 12-07-2011, 09:53 PM   #67
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Thanks, I picked up some dip solution at the LFS, pretty straight forward and easy!

Picked up a plate coral and a candy cane coral. I've realized that these are going to take forever to grow into a beautiful reef tank, or it's going to be very expensive to fill the tank up with corals.. lol.



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Try to bury a piece of rock under the plate coral so that your sand doesn't cover it up or get all over it. The sand will cause the tissue to die off in a heart beat
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That's exactly what I told my wife...she didn't find it as funny as I did lol

I've seen pictures though and it looks like it'd ruin your day, possibly week. You try it first and let me know how it goes lol.
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