View Full Version : Got my first corals! Now what? lol

05/18/2007, 08:44 AM
I ordered my first corals yesterday and should be here on Saturday.

I got:

Pipe Organ Coral
Silver Branch Pumping Xenia
Evergreen Starburst Polyp

and I also ordered a Tridacna derasa for another tank.

They are coming from the aquacultured section of Divers Den on LiveAquaria.

When I introduce them to the aquarium do I have to dip them or something? Do I acclimate them same as fish with a drip line? I put them low in the tank so they can get acclimated to the lights right? And then move them up as needed over the course of a week or two?

Any tips would be awesome!

05/18/2007, 08:47 AM
ya you can do a FW dip for a minute or two. I never acclimate with a drip line just get the coral temp. acclimated and I would put it at the bottom of the tank a few days to let it adjust to the light after that place it where you want in your tank.

05/18/2007, 09:07 AM
I do an iodine dip on new corals. It can be purchased at most LFSs.