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Old 01-25-2013, 02:33 PM   #1
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Dips?

I hear of people doing dips for fish and corals, I can assume it is to kill off parasites. What is the process, how does it work? I don't have anybody sick right now, just getting some education. Thanks!
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Old 01-25-2013, 06:15 PM   #2
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I have done it once on a gonipora coral. It had flatworms when I purchased it. I just got some rodi water that was the same temp and literally dipped in the water upside down and shook it a bit. Flatworms fell right off. Now the coral wasn't to happy for a day but it did come back to normal. Oh and I only dipped for about 10 seconds.
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Old 01-26-2013, 01:16 AM   #3
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I've never dipped fish, but hear it does not get everything. Probably better than nothing, but if it doesn't cure it all, I'm not so sure about trying it.
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When I first started buyin corals, I would do a 3 min FW dip. I used RO water at the same temp as tank, put the frag in and let it sit for 3 minutes. Then I hold it upside down and gently shake it in the water. Then into tank. I have since started using Coral Rx to dip before placing in the tank.
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The coral rx dip is great. I used it when I had some weird slime on my zoas. I dip every coral now.
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Old 01-26-2013, 11:03 PM   #6
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Do you have to heat that up to tank temp to?
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Old 01-26-2013, 11:19 PM   #7
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You use water from the tank and add the chemical. So it'll be the same temp.
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Old 01-27-2013, 01:21 AM   #8
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Makes sense. Do you do it to fish too?
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Old 01-27-2013, 01:27 AM   #9
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Not the coral dip...
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Old 01-27-2013, 01:47 AM   #10
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So just RO water for fis? Or don't doit with fish?
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