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Old 12/30/2007, 11:09 AM   #1
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fresh water dip acropora !

Hi ,,,

Is it work fresh water dip for not healthy acropora !

and how can i do it !


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Old 12/30/2007, 11:46 AM   #2
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DON'T. When I first got into SPS I learned the hard way and lost two of three corals, with only one recovering. And this was from a 3-4 min dip...


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Old 12/30/2007, 06:37 PM   #3
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I would agree do not fresh water dip.
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Old 12/30/2007, 07:42 PM   #4
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WHat corals are okay to fresh water dip? If any?


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Old 12/30/2007, 08:02 PM   #5
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Old 12/30/2007, 08:05 PM   #6
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Old 12/30/2007, 09:16 PM   #7
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Yup F/W dips will severly bleach if not kill your corals.


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Old 12/30/2007, 09:29 PM   #8
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What kind of ips are you guys using? I kow for SPS you should interceptor, but what about other corals, lps?


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Old 12/31/2007, 12:07 AM   #9
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This has to be a joke, right?


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Old 12/31/2007, 05:30 AM   #10
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I think its bad idea


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Old 12/31/2007, 06:08 AM   #11
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Not only will it likely kill your acro, but it doesn't do a thing for redbugs or flatworms or any other pests you're trying to get rid of. I tried it out on a small frag with redbugs once. Not a single red bug died or left the host.


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Old 12/31/2007, 01:01 PM   #12
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ok how can i kill redbugs ?


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Old 12/31/2007, 08:26 PM   #13
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ok how can i kill redbugs ?

Interceptor...


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Old 12/31/2007, 09:17 PM   #14
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Well I am sorry but has any tried it. I did it for flatworms, lost o acroporas. I read it on a website somewhere but I forget where. I would not recommend it unless you have tried everything else.


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Old 12/31/2007, 09:33 PM   #15
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FW dips can work however it is very stressful and not recommended. Even a 60 second dip will brown out a coral VERY quickly.


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Interceptor ! like who this guys !


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