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Old 06-24-2013, 12:52 PM   #1
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Freshwater dip for new stock?

I don't have a QT at the moment. What are your thoughts on a FW dip? Tips, procedures, etc. And are there any other things I can do besides a QT? It's going to be a pair of Ocellaris Clowns. I have a used tank I bought complete, all's I had to do was move it. Everything is stable & I'm ready to add fish to the (one) 3-stripe Damsel & a Scarlet Cleaner Shrimp. I plan to totally rearrange the rock before I put them in. I will watch for aggression & re-home the Damsel if he isn't nice. I have 4 other FW tanks so I may rearrange the FW fish & set my 29 gal tank up for the Damsel.
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Old 06-24-2013, 01:44 PM   #2
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I would consider getting a QT or convert one of your FW tanks, if you can. Doing a FW dip will not do a lot, IMO. It gets some of whatever might be on/in a fish, but it does not get everything.

You want to try and match everything up from the dip to the tank (temp and ph). I usually do 3 minutes, but if a fish is looking really stressed, I cut it short. Just did this last night with my two Chromis that survived the MV ordeal a while back. I pulled a 15g hex tank from the garage to use as my QT moving forward. Using Marex to treat, just in case they still have some lingering.
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