New Coral but no coral dip. :((

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    Kevinguyen

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    I just got a green star polyp frag and I forgot to get coral dip! What else can I dip this coral with?? Are there any other ways to dip it other than Coralrx and stuff!? Please help! Thanks!
     
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    little_fish Moderator

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    You can do a fresh water dip
     
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    Yep just dip in it fresh water for about 30-45 seconds
     
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    So do I dip it before I acclimate it to my water or after??
     
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    I'd suggest the fw dip before the acclimation.
     
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    little_fish Moderator

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    doing a freshwater dip kinda ruins any point of acclimation (except for temperature) IMO

    but normally with coral dip you acclimate, then dip. Leave it in the dip for 20 minutes or so and then rinse and shake in a different container of your water. Then put the coral in the tank
     
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    felixfish newbie reefer

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    would if you buy your coral from your LFS and just acclimate with out the dip?
     
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    im sorry, i dont quite understand what you are asking
     
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    felixfish newbie reefer

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    to rephrase my question do you have to coral dip?
     
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    Lizardgi I used to have lizards

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    You do not have to dip, but you risk introducing a whole slew of pests into your tank! From someone who spent months dealing with a flatworm outbreak, I for one will always dip.
     
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    felixfish newbie reefer

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    What do you recommend using other than freshwater?
     
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    Coral dip rx i think its called
     
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    felixfish newbie reefer

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    Awesome thanks!:sfish:
     
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    Lizardgi I used to have lizards

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    I use a general coral dip and also Flatworm Exit.
     
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