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Old 10/30/2017, 10:32 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, 09:18 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, 07:58 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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Old 11/19/2017, 02:24 PM   #4
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Beware H2o2 (Hydrogen peroxide) is stabilized with Tin which like Copper is a toxin to our friends here

Justin Credabel gave a presentation at MACNA 2014 about H2o2 dipping. He labeled it as good for Algae, Brown Jelly, Bacterial infections, flatworms, polyclads and as a general QT dip. The threshold of corals varies greatly but he has some public dosing tables on manhattan reefs under the topic name 'Any Questions about Peroxide dosing or dipping?'. I have personally dipped some corals in H2o2 dilutions with no ill-effects so far mostly on Caulastrea diluted at 50ml (h2o2 @ 3%) : 1000ml h2o for 5 minutes.

When it comes to destroying algae nothing beats Hydrogen Peroxide. I have a Zoa rock that was being overtaken by some very strong algae that not even the crabs will eat. When attempting to remove it from the rock it literally would have rock come with it. I removed the rock from the tank placing it into a large tray and got a pitcher of tank water. I directly applied 3% h2o2 to the trouble tuff of algae and then pour tank water on the Zoa's around the treated area.. I'll likely have to do it again, but as you can see from this bad photo its clearly killing this problem algae. I didn't lose any of the red Zoa's next to the treatment area.

Zoa rock with Alage Tuff

Zoomed Photo of Treatment Area

Here is his YouTube Presentation:

For anyone curious there also are some studies with H2O2 and Cyno called 'Combined Exposure to Hydrogen Peroxide and LightSelective Effects on Cyanobacteria, Green Algae, and Diatoms' :

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