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FishAndAquatics
06/26/2015, 04:40 AM
Hey there! So one of my Local fish stores got in some pretty, yellow and red gorgonians in today. They came right out of the ocean and I want to "cure" them of any pests or waste. They're about 10 inches wide and 11 inches tall. I don't have an exact photo of them, so I found a pic of them off of "Melevs reef" ( Don't worry, I know exactly how to take care of sea fans, gorgonians etc)

http://www.melevsreef.com/sites/default/files/yellow_gorg.jpg

noy
06/26/2015, 05:23 PM
These are menella sp. corals.

I use iodine products like Lugols to dip the coral before putting them in the display tank. I don't use the tree oil based stuff like coralrx or revive. I am just not sure how safe those are.

Just follow the instructions. If its a big coral and you can't set up a dipping container I just put the iodine based digs right in the bag the coral came in (scaled to the right proportions).

FishAndAquatics
06/27/2015, 02:23 AM
Thanks, that helped a lot!