How do you acclimate SPS

How do you acclimate SPS?

  • Goes directly into tank without acclimation

    Votes: 25 23.4%
  • A Coral dip bath and then straight into the tank (if so what dip?)

    Votes: 51 47.7%
  • Drip acclimate and then goes into the tank

    Votes: 22 20.6%
  • Other method (please explain)

    Votes: 9 8.4%

  • Total voters
    107

EyeReef

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For those SPS. What is your method of acclimating SPS? Does it change if it was shipped vs. buying local?
 

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I Drip acclimate until temp and alk match my display. If sps remove from base. Dip in strong bayers mixture for 7 minutes. Swoosh heavily before removing from dip to knock off any stunned pests, rinse in clean tank water and then into the display tank.
 

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I cut off all SPS from frag plug or base or cut as much as I can and scrape off what I cant. Then do a Bayer dip. Swirl in clean saltwater twice then into the tank.
 
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I drip acclimate, then cut the frag off the old plug and remount on my own plug, then dip in Bayer, rinse and put in tank.
 

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I used to just put the coral in without dip or acclimatization.
Now with the new tank in the work so is a frag tank that will hold my sps that are cut off frag plug and dipped.
I am trying to avoid any reef aid from you dirty mofos out there
 

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I use melafix in a black container. The idea isn’t to kill everything, it’s to see what comes off and then take appropriate action if I find anything.
 
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