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Old 05-25-2006, 11:29 AM   #11
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What size is your QT tank. I got a spare 4x65w Orbit. It's 4' long though.
On QTing corals, I never have, but some swear by it. Ask Revtree sometime about his experience. It was a bad one if I rememeber correctly.

I believe the chance of introducing parasites into the main with new coral is 20x less (just my guess/opinion) than with fish. Also, hopefully you've never had copper in that tank. That'd be bad.

If I did QT coral, I probably wouldn't leave'm in there for more than about a week. Just my opinion though.


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Yeah, I have read articles and message board post stating that QTing them is a must. So, I just assumed that most people did.

I have a 46 gal QT tank. I have never used any medications in this tank. I was only planning on leaving them in the QT for about a week. Probably less now, since a lot of people don't think that it is necessary. I used some eggcrate to raise the corals high so that they are closer to the light.

I did find some kind of crab looking hitchhiker crawling on one of the corals. I don't know what it was but I removed it.


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I have never QT any of my corals. IMO, it is not needed and they sould be under the proper lighting as soon as possible. Just do a proper acclimation

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