How long a dip to kill Nudis?

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    How long of an Iodine based dip do you need to kill nudis? Is there something better to dip with? I don't think I have nudis but I am just curious to know. I have been generally dipping for about
     
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    Usually I'll soak my corals for 15 to 20 minutes.
     
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    I'm surprised. I've been dipping mine only like 3 minutes. I may start dipping longer.
     
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    You can do a freshwater dip to kill nudis too. Freshwater dips are quick -- only a minute or so.
     
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    15 - 20 minutes? Is that for any pests? I would never have guessed that. I need to dip my trumpets as I am seeing little teeny tiny white snails or something crawling on them.
     
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    Yeah,15 to 20 minutes in Lugols is usually plenty.Matter of fact,all my new corals get the lugols bath.
     
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    +1 on a 15-20 min Iodine bath...
    I prefer not doing freshwater dips on my corals because of their poor ability to osmoregulate, I fear that some polyps may get damaged (cell repture) duing the procedure. I do however dip all my new corals in an iodine bath like Tropic Marin Pro Coral Cure before introducing them into my tank. Understandably I get a bit paranoid about introducing things like flatworms into my display tanks. Besides preventing flatworms, I also believe that dipping a new coral in an iodine solution helps it recover from the stress of transport and reduces the chance of microbial/bacterial infection on the new coral.
     
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