Discussion in 'Coral' started by TheRealChrisBrown, Mar 21, 2016.
Come on, just one flatworm.....
Every new coral that comes in get a revive dip!
Everyone should dip.
Everything gets dipped. Corals get dipped and scrubbed, then dipped again. Fish get a freshwater dip too, before going in the tank
Everything gets dipped. Probably going to qt everything once I get basement set up
Everything got dipped, and still had zoa-eating nudis because dipping didn't kill the eggs. Dipping + QT with nighttime voyeurism and close daytime spying is the way to go. Yes, lots of work, but worth every minute when you catch a piece of nastiness before it goes in your display.
So there is an interesting article from a while ago on ReefBuilders from Julian Sprung about how we acclimate corals.
Coral RX smells better than revive....that stuff smells like pinesol. Not sure if it works any better, but all coral get dipped here!
Bayer for everything. I don't do zoas really but when I do I have read medical grade iodine is the way to go.
1:04 to 1:18 cracks me up!
And yes, you should always dip!
I dont know, he makes a good point. Most types of corals we put in our tanks do not have diseases or parasites that we see. Acans, Scolly, etc.
The two common ones we see are Zoa and Acro's. Those I would still dip, but the others? not so sure about.
But if they come from an infected tank just so happened to be attached to that coral while searching for a zoa or acro etcetera. Im personally not going to risk it
I do not acclimate but I do dip every thing in Coral RX.
I have to wonder how effective we are at removing pests though. Take Zoa eating nudibranch. Many methods of dealing with them, some of them very harmful to the coral (I wonder how many we kill due to dipping that were not infected?). Right now the best method seems to be FWE but how many different dips are we doing to the coral for every type of nussiance? Plus even FWE does not kill the eggs, so unless you are scrubbing and visually inspecting each frag very very closely...did we really do anything?
I usually dip everything in Coral RX... but starting to wonder if it really does any good. Over 6 years and I have never had an issue. Not sure if I am lucky or what.
After battling Acro eating flat worms........I started to dip everything dip rinse drop in tank. I have only lost one core since I started doing it this way years ago. But I see what your saying, is it really worth it?
I have always done a mandatory dip in coral Rx. Then last month I picked up a frag at the show and, let's just say this was the most infected frag I have ever bought. First dip dropped so many suspicious critters in 5 minutes, I started a fresh batch to continue dipping in. Needless to say, I quickly set up a qt and it has been there since. Been dipping 2 times per week, to catch any egg hatches, and also alternating between Bayer and coral rx. This frag is staying in qt until nothing suspicious drops in the dip for over 7 days.
So how many of you are doing a dip in Coral rx, then a dip in Bayer, then rinse and put in tank, versus just using coral rx, revive, etc without bayer?
I mix my dips. Revive, bayer, coral rx, and reef dip all together. Chad (CRW Reef) wrote but a guide a while back for what he does.
Seems pretty harsh, but I have never noticed any ill effects on any corals I have dipped.
Do the Dip?
So what you're saying is that people don't need to spend any time visually inspecting the corals. Just dip absolutely everything in that chemical concoction 3 times, rinsing in freshwater in between.
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