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JJ-MIK 09-27-2013 10:49 AM

Introducing new frags
Looking for ideas on introducing new frags/corals to my tank. What do you guys do? I just learned of the hydrogen peroxide method. Seem to work so far. Any other methods?

AquaRick 09-27-2013 12:10 PM

I use coral dip and examine for pests before I introduce new frags/colonies.

Stlrockguy 09-27-2013 12:29 PM

I use seachem reef dip coral disinfectant

JJ-MIK 09-27-2013 01:59 PM

I don't mind the pests.. Most of them seem to b on the good side. It's the 3 million types of algae that show up

Stlrockguy 09-27-2013 02:49 PM

Some of the pest will eat your coral. Doping it will kill any coral eating pest

JJ-MIK 09-27-2013 02:56 PM

True. At first I liked all the unknowns of adding new corals.. Now I think I learned with all the algaes I've introduced. I can't seem to fight them off!!

Stlrockguy 09-27-2013 08:33 PM

IMO algae is a natural part of the ecosystem. Just got to keep it under control.

willbratz 09-27-2013 10:32 PM

What's this peroxide method you speak of?

JJ-MIK 09-28-2013 11:00 AM

Add one part saltwater. One part h202. Drop frags in. I've let leathers and mushrooms sit in the cup for 4 minutes. Sps' 1 minute or less.. Might b able to go longer. But you will see bubbling. Toothbrush any seen algae. And drop frag in the tank. Within a day or two the frag will be opening up like normal. I had a finger leather 100% covered in hair algae. And not extending... Scrubbed the crap out of it and let it soak for 4-5 minutes. The next day it was pretty much yelling thank you!!

JJ-MIK 09-28-2013 11:01 AM

H202 does kill all one cell organisms . So any copepod or shrimp on the frag will die

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