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Old 04-16-2007, 03:40 PM   #1
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i have a bunch of shrooms and polyps on their way and will be here in the morning. my question is how to i fasten them to the live rock. what is the best thing to use?
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I would not try and glue them down if I were you..I take mine and sit them on rubble or a LR in a low flow area and in a day or two they will attach themselves to the rock..
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There are several ways. You can take some light fish line and tie down. You can get some like bridal lace and hold it down with that. I`ve even had luck with just laying on the rock in a low flow area and it would attach by itself. I`m sure there are other ways.
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Old 04-16-2007, 06:16 PM   #4
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Usually they are attached to a small rock or plug already. Did it say unmounted? Your getting them from liveaquaria.com right?
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Old 04-16-2007, 07:03 PM   #5
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yea i am getting them from there. i have had such great luck with them. i will try pointing my PH in a different direction for a few days and see if i can get them to attach to a rock. like u guys said. i cant wait this is realy going to add a splash of color to my tank.
do i need to QT these corals for a few weeks befor adding them to my tank?
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Well, not QT'ing always presents some risk. Recently I've read so many horror stories, and evidence that certain "bugs", etc. seem to be on the rise, that I would look into dipping any new additions, since I don't have room or equipment for QT'ing coral. I know Salifert makes a product that people use to dip new additions in. It's sometimes combined w/ one or two other things. I've read about this primarily being done w/ stoney coral, but I assume the method for soft coral is the same. Something you can look into if you feel the need.
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ehst kind of dips should i look for? i will go out and get it befor they get here and set it up so its ready. i want to take every percaution i can. i have a healthy tank going and i dont want to hinder it in any way shape or form.
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Some people dip new corals in a combo of iodine, Salifert flat worm exit, and RO/DI water to drive off any parasites/pest. How much of each, the exact risk and procedure I'm not very familiar with(try a google search). As I said, it's not something I've done in the past. You'll probably be fine just adding the coral, but I just want to express there is always a increased risk of introducing a pest that way.
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There is that risk when adding things to the tank...though I would be very cautious of doing a dip on a coral that has been in a bag being shipped for 24+ hours...they are already stressed enough and adding to that a dip may cause more problems then it prevents...I've never QTed a coral and as far as I can tell have not had any problems from not doing so...I would be inclined to acclimate or follow what directions the Drs gave you and get the shrooms into the tank as quickly as possible....just my $.02
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well i did not get a chance to get out today and i recived my shrooms and polyps about 3 hrs ago. i placed the 2 bags in my tank to get them to the tank temp. and then i driped acclamated them for 2hrs. i just got done placing them in my tank and i am having some trouble. some came on rocks and some didnt. i placed them on the rocks and some are so small that they fall off. theres no way i could use a rubberband/fishing string and hold them there, they would be destroyed with out a doubt. now i placed them in few random spots i liked and i hope they will attach soon. i have the PH's off for the time being and i would think them being off for a long period of time would be not be good?
the polyps and shrooms are slowy opening and i see some that are just stubbern. will they all open up or is it normal for some to die?
also i wanted to ask. i placed some of the shrooms around the base of my LR and wanted to know if they spread up and not just down.
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