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Old 11-28-2006, 09:29 AM   #1
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question about water changing and corals

i have always been told no coral should be out of water for any period of time what i don't understand is i have seen many tanks with corals right at the very top of the tank how is it possible to do a water change if you cannot let the water level go below the corals ?

it would be handy to know the answer because i would place things further up in my tank only i was told i couldn't expose the corals



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When I do water changes, some of my high corals are exposed for a time. Sponges and gorgonias should never be exposed to air, but most softies and LPS are fine if the exposure is brief.
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I agree that most corals will be OK. Just make sure the ones Brian mentioned are not or they will die.
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Old 11-28-2006, 10:57 AM   #4
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thanks for clearing that up

and when you say brief amount of time how long are you talking ?
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20 minutes or less, plenty of time for a pwc. They go even longer with tidal flows on reefs in the wild.
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Corals are tougher than most think. Go to a frag workshop and you will be amazed.
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