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Old 05-24-2006, 08:03 PM   #1
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Just QT'd My New Corals

I just received my Beginner Coral Pack from LiveAquaria and placed them in my QT. The pack includes: a Green Button Polyp, a Yellow Colony Polyp, a Hairy Mushroom and a Bullseye mushroom.

I'm familiar with the length of time that you should QT fish but I'm not sure how long I should QT corals. BTW, the light on the QT is only a 25w NO light. How long should I keep them in the QT? What should I look for while they are in there? Should I start some kind of preventative treatment? If so, what should I use?

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Old 05-24-2006, 09:09 PM   #2
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Are you pleased with them? Can you post a pic? About time length and preventative sorry but I'll let the well experienced people answer that.
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Unfortunately, I can't. I need a new digital camera. I did expect to see a larger group of the yellow colony polyps. Overall, I guess I'm happy with them.
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Old 05-24-2006, 10:10 PM   #4
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mharrison86,

Did someone tell you you need to QT corals? I see no need for it. The key is to drip acclimate them over sevel hours (2-4) to allow them to adjust to any variation between the water they came in and your water. Then just add them to main being careful not to expose any to air.

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Old 05-24-2006, 10:17 PM   #5
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I thought that everything needs to be Qt'd. I have read that on this and other message boards that fish, inverts and corals should be put in a QT. They say there is a chance that parasites can be introduced via corals into your display tank. Because of that, I put them in a QT.

Is that not correct?


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Old 05-24-2006, 10:23 PM   #6
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Ive never QT'd a coral before.
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Old 05-24-2006, 11:33 PM   #7
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I really don't want to have to QT them but I thought that is what I was supposed to do. Any other opinions? Should I QT corals?

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Don't bother...yes I suppose there is a chance that a parasite could hitch hike in, but corals do not host parasites, so this is very unlikely. As mentioned above with all inverts from snails to corals drip acclimate and then introduce them to the main. QT is likely to cause more stress to the coral for the due to lack of lighting and difficulty maintaining high water quality in a small QT setup.

Now with all fish (mandarin dragonettes one exception) QT is the safe bet.

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In my opinion it is a good idea to QT corals. There are a lot of undesirable organisms that can come with coral frags. Flatworms, Mantis Shrimp, and Cirolanid Isopods to name a few. Also, after Ich falls off its host, it goes thru a stage where it will encapsulate itself in a cyst. These cysts could potentially be brought in on frags.
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Well if you decide to QT then you will need to do something about the lighting. IMO, placing a coral under only 25w for 6-8 weeks while in QT will do more harm to the corals than the likelyhood of anything hitchhiling along will do assuming you tank is already healthy.

Again, IMO not needed and not worth the time and effort.
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