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Old 10-30-2015, 09:11 PM   #1
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Need guidance on Dipping

I just got a new Acan frag and saw a couple very small worms on it and green bubble algae. I luckily got a sample packet of CoralRX with my Acan from the LFS. I want to dip this and remove the bubble algae. I really need some tips on how to properly do this because I never have. Should I do freshwater? Salt?

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Use saltwater, though a freshwater dip would send any critter out of there in a minute.


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Here's the frag just after I got it home and setup acclimation. You can kinda see the worm. Any tips for ridding this bubble algae? I heard hydrogen peroxide?


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Just remove it. Brush it off with a toothbrush. I wouldn't use hydrogen peroxide unless things were overwhelming. It'll kill what it touches, to include coral flesh. It can be used successfully, but 2 bubble algae isn't something to go that far over.


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I think my dip really made the Acan mad. It shriveled up a lot and had stringy white gunk coming off every part of it. It looks pretty right now. Hopefully in the morning it will have recovered some. I also didn't see any pests fall off or crawl out. I know for 100% I had at least a bristleworm. It wouldn't be the first time I had them in my tank so I guess I can live with it. I also picked off the bubble algae. One ended up popping so I rinsed the frag in different saltwater.

I'm really hoping I don't lose this one I loved it when I saw it at the LFS


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Anyone think this frag will be ok? I've jumped the gun before on corals. I'm hoping that this one will pull through too.


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As far as the bubble algae
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Yes actually it's starting to return to normal. Thanks for helping me out. I'm hoping it will continue to recover


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