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Old 10/30/2017, 11:32 PM   #1
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Dipping Corals

Is there a way to dip Corals in a homemade solution? Would peroxide work as a dip for softies and zoas?

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Old 11/01/2017, 10:18 PM   #2
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It would do something, but for all the money we invest into out tanks not giving frags a proper dip and QT is just crazy. Don't skimp because you will always forget it down the road.

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Old 11/03/2017, 08:58 AM   #3
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Google search for the "Bayer dip" method...

Lugol's solution is a tried and true method for dipping and post-fragging treatment.

...if you absolutely must do something DIY, but the whole thing makes me nervous.

I currently just give a couple minutes in RO water, and then add them. Ideally you should also quarantine anything afterwards in a smaller setup and watch out for nasties. A 5 or 10 gallon with some water change water from your main system, some basic filtration and/or water movement, and maybe a few pieces of basic live rock (or ideally, some base rock that has been seeded in a running system for a few weeks) and some eggcrate racks is all it really takes.

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