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Old 07-24-2012, 12:25 AM   #1
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Just got a sun coral and green mushrooms

HOw should I acclimate them ? Any tips on these. Corals ? Food? Thanks
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Old 07-24-2012, 12:48 AM   #2
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HOw should I acclimate them ? Any tips on these. Corals ? Food? Thanks
Acclimate them as you would a fish, drip them.
The mushrooms don't need any special feedings, they get what they need from the light. The Sun coral, on the other hand, will require constant feeding, as it is non-photosynthetic. I feed mine every other day with a mix of PE Mysis and Cyclopeze, targeted with a turkey Bastet.
Best of luck with them!
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Oh so I can't float accliamte these? How long should I drip acclimate ?
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Old 07-24-2012, 01:34 AM   #4
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You can float them first, that's fine. A drip would be best, but you can just float for 20 min., then just add some tank water to the bag every 10 min., for 30 min., and then add to the tank.
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Dump out the acclimation water, you don't want it in your tank!
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I floated them and I now I'm dripping for an hour and a half is that fine or too long?
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An hour is good, but 1 1/2 won't hurt anything. Just don't add the acclimation water. With corals it's not as big a deal, but you still don't want LFS water in the tank.
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Ok sounds thanks a lot man , and I target feed mysis right ? I only has about 5 heads on it and the other are half way grown
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Ok sounds thanks a lot man , and I target feed mysis right ? I only has about 5 heads on it and the other are half way grown
Yeah, that's good. I do it every other day, and mine is still cool after about 1 1/2 years. Every day would be better, but you have to find the line between too much nutrient import into the tank, and necessary food. It would grow better with every day, but every other seems to keep it fed and not receding.
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Small world. I just bought a sun coral on Saturday. First 2 days it didn't do much. Tonight I actually got it to eat some mysis!! I had read to cut a 2liter bottle in half and place over the coral with bottle opening up and then use turkey baster to feed through the bottle opening. Mine is pretty small, so I used a 12 oz bottle instead of 2 liter, but it worked! It was so cool!! Most articles I've read about them say to feed at least every 2 days. Good luck with yours!!
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