Coral Dips - What's in then & what's the best?

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    I've heard that I should dip my Zoas (now dead most likely from bacterial infection) in Lugol's, Furan-II, Hydrogen Peroxide (20% solution), fresh water, and etc.

    What's in these dips? Which is the best? Are some suited better to certain situations?
     
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    Is that for all zoos or just sick zoos
     
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    I`m not a big fan of FW dips for anything. Fish or corals. The only kind of dip I participate in is iodine dips for leather corals only. I really dont know enough to comment on the others. I just know I`ve never seen too many successful FW dips so I dont recommend them.
     
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    lugols is iodine and when you dip it is a high concentration witch is like an antiseptic. it kills many things at the theriputic levels.

    fresh water dips kill many thing like little bugs that cannot handle fresh water and some corals can not handle a fresh dip very well at all.

    there are many meds and different things that threat different problems with fish and corals. i think the best thing to do is give corals a good soak in lougls since it kills most everything
     
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    daugherty part time reefer

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    fresh dips are very hard on the animals. sometimes fatel
     
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    you can go to your local grocery store or walgreens or whatever. pick up some povidone iodine.
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    I use Lugols iodine and soak all new softies and LPS.All new zoos get a 10 second bath under the tap,then the lugols soak.
    Like James said,the iodine is an antiseptic that'll help any infection and bacteria.The tap bath will wash things like nudis off of zoanthids.
     
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    Ted Living one day at a time

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    so you put zoahs under untreated tap water? :shock:
     
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    tap water? really? is that okay?
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    All the time at the store.As long as the temps close,the fresh water aint gonna hurt anything but any predators that might be feeding on the colony.
    We do all the new zoanthids that come in,that way were not passing them on to customers.

    Havent killed a frag yet doing that,and been doing it for close to 3 years now.
     
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    Brian_G overly obsessed

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    well i wont do it in my house. we have a lot of copper piping. so im not even going to risk it when i do go pick up my zoas later this week
     
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    It's hard to believe the temperature would be close to the same.
    Yote, you're a cave man! :mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen: :bounce:
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    You been talking to my wife David? :mrgreen:
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    When I moved the rock from my 240 a couple weeks ago, a lot of the rocks had huge colonies of majanos. So I just dumped those rocks in tubs of fresh tap water to soak for a week.

    Guess what freakin survived soaking in tap water for a week. A colony of button polyps. I was amazed.
     
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    Corals are a lot tougher than we give em credit for.
     
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    Biff I thought you were gonna say the majanos survived. :shock: :bounce:
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    Some did :( NDB found them and pointed them out to me. Luckily they all seem to be on rocks that are pretty easy to get to.
     
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    I dip all corals before I introduce them in my display tank in TM Pro Coral Cure which is an iodine based dip. The dip helps prevent the introduction of flat worms in your tank and also acts as an antiseptic and hopefully prevent/treat tissue necrosis in damaged corals.
     
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