Thread: qt of leather corals
06-25-2011, 11:47 PM #1
qt of leather corals
Is it needed and why? If I know little about sw fish I am a newborn when it comes to corals.
06-26-2011, 02:10 AM #2
06-27-2011, 04:15 AM #3
I personally don't qt coral and most people in my local reef club don't either. Instead they do various dips to eliminate anything bad. I'll admit I have never done any of this, but 95% of my coral have come from the same person who has parasite free tanks and is very trustworthy, but If I were buying from stores or un-know sources, I would probably at least dip them.
I just don't have the space to set up another tank to qt coral or the funds to light that qt tank. We also have 2 wrasses in our system which eat any flatworms that may hitchhike into the tank. So far we've yet to have any problems other then a few of the harmless brown flatworms, which the wrasses quickly took care of
29 gallon-planted community
20 long frag tank
75 gal-planted goldfish
75 gallon mixed reef with 20 gallon sump
06-27-2011, 11:23 AM #4
I have not QT'd any of my corals either.
I use a good coral dip product (link below) to take care of any nasties such as flat worms and most common parasites
http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/revi...ct=430&cat=500If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
"Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
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06-27-2011, 04:05 PM #5
Thx for the info guys my new lemonpeel angel probably makes it a moot point anyway.