Bayer insecticide as a coral dip

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Just finished using bayer for the first time. Mille, and Digi have polyps opened and happy. 2 goni's aren't too happy yet and Monti Cap??? Can't tell yet. Tiny chip frag can't see the polyps. All in all I'd say it was a success. 10ml of bayer to 2 cups of water (1/2 fresh made 1/2 tank water).
5 -7 minute soak...attached to new base and into clean water for 5-7 then another clean water bath for 5-7 (shaken and turkey basted in each one) then out of the third into a 4th for a shake before dropping in the tank. Lots of stuff came off not sure what was detritus and what was alive, but it's off now! Lol.
 
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I hate digging up old threads but seemed appropriate. Purchasing a few larger colonies (mostly zoas, rics and a pollcipora) from a guy breaking down his tank. I therefore cannot remove everything from the rocks they are growing on...safe to dip larger rocks/colonies in bayer?
 

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I hate digging up old threads but seemed appropriate. Purchasing a few larger colonies (mostly zoas, rics and a pollcipora) from a guy breaking down his tank. I therefore cannot remove everything from the rocks they are growing on...safe to dip larger rocks/colonies in bayer?
No!

Bayer, or any dip, will be absorbed into the rock and then slowly release it once put in your tank. I wouldn't do it.

QT the colonies and observe.
 

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I hate digging up old threads but seemed appropriate. Purchasing a few larger colonies (mostly zoas, rics and a pollcipora) from a guy breaking down his tank. I therefore cannot remove everything from the rocks they are growing on...safe to dip larger rocks/colonies in bayer?
I'd research known pest for polyps so you know what to look for. I use Coral RX, large flash light, magnify glasses, brush, and blade.. I just don't trust Bayers at this time I know it works well on SPS but I rather use something gentle and inspect or quarantine...

I went to Reefapalozza and spoke to Pacific east aquaculture about dipping the gonipora I got from them. they strongly advised against it. I got a Melanurus and Sixline wrasse as an insurance policy.. Whatever you decide do it with caution.;)
 

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I hate digging up old threads but seemed appropriate. Purchasing a few larger colonies (mostly zoas, rics and a pollcipora) from a guy breaking down his tank. I therefore cannot remove everything from the rocks they are growing on...safe to dip larger rocks/colonies in bayer?
When I moved my tank I dipped everything except them nem
 

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Well the sale fell through but thanks for the input everyone. Buying from another hobbies made me a bit nervous so I figured is ask
 
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You could theoretically dip an entire rock with coral, but I'd have a separate system to keep it in for several weeks and do multiple water changes to dilute and residual Bayer over a period of time.

There'd be a lot of die off of any micro fauna etc.
 

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Bayer is hazardous to your health, don't smell it, don't spill it and don't drink it--it is hazardous.
Hopefully you pour the leftover product/waste water out on your lawn where it was intended to be used and break down and not down the drain?
 

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anyone know the effective shelf life of unopened/opened bottle? according to wiki its a few years if kept in the dark. just asking since i have a few bottles thats a few years old.
 

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Hey guys, I had some residual bayer on my gloves, maybe .2 of a ml or so and i accidentally put my hand under eater. What do I expect from this?
 

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