Quarantining Coral: Do you? Should you? How do you?

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Do you quarantine new coral before adding it to your reef tank?

  • YES always

    Votes: 98 16.8%
  • Sometimes depending (tell us why)

    Votes: 63 10.8%
  • NO never

    Votes: 405 69.5%
  • Other (please explain)

    Votes: 17 2.9%

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revhtree

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Today let's take about quarantining coral! I have to be honest and say that I have never QT'ed coral and that's not to say that you shouldn't because you can easily introduce disease to your fish but also disease and pest into your coral population if you're not careful. Let's talk about it!

1. Do you quarantine new coral before adding it to your reef tank?

2. What does quarantining coral look like to you? What's your regimen?


**Also would love to see some photos of your coral QT!

coral qt image via @Squishie89
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Also would love to see some photos of your coral QT!
 

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1. Do you quarantine new coral before adding it to your reef tank?
Yes! And I'm glad I did because I had some aptasia survive a dip...

2. What does quarantining coral look like to you? What's your regimen?
  1. Acclimate to QT
  2. Seachem Reef Dip
  3. Rinse
  4. QT for 2 weeks to a month
  5. Acclimate to DT
  6. Two Little Fishies Revive
  7. Rinse
  8. Place in DT
Here is a more in-depth look at my process:

 

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Yes! And I'm glad I did because I had some aptasia survive a dip...


  1. Acclimate to QT
  2. Seachem Reef Dip
  3. Rinse
  4. QT for 2 weeks to a month
  5. Acclimate to DT
  6. Two Little Fishies Revive
  7. Rinse
  8. Place in DT
Here is a more in-depth look at my process:

What does ‘acclimate to QT/DT’ entail?
 

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NO, never!

Acclimate, add to the tank. (I will sometimes drip if it’s an LPS or SPS)

IMHO, acclimating coral just causes more and more stress, especially since the water in your QT tank probably aren’t the same exact parameters as your display tank. Also, the light I would imagine would be much different.
 

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Hello everyone! Personally, Ich management was not working for me and my lifestyle so I had to switch to total prevention. If you don't qt, I don't hate you! Personally I place my inverts and corals in a fishless frag tank for 90 days prior to touching my dt. I like qting coral because it gives you chance to catch some pretty nasty pests, I buy from reputable sources but I did have a zoanthid eating nudibranch outbreak once, had over 40 frags of zoas, even a huge rock covered in zoas, they all got munched on until I solved the issue and I ultimately lost around 30 frags.
 

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I’ve been doing a 6 week quarantine with dips every 2 weeks. Got AEFW a year ago and fortunately beat them with weekly dips of ALL of my acros. No thank you again.

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My QT tank is 3 gallons and is plumbed to receive waste water from my display via AWC. Excess water drains out into a floor drain via the overflow. This way it gets 100% water changes daily and matches my main systems parameters! It also has a HOB UV and a regular HOB for additional bio filtration too.
 

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I’ve never owned any coral, let alone quarantined any (I have not quarantined any of my other livestock either, so far, but that will probably change when I get fish).
no corals or fish? What's in your tank?
 

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What's the first coral you ever bought?

  • An invasive soft coral

    Votes: 69 18.3%
  • Zoanthids

    Votes: 98 25.9%
  • Mushrooms

    Votes: 58 15.3%
  • Other Soft Coral

    Votes: 49 13.0%
  • LPS

    Votes: 85 22.5%
  • SPS

    Votes: 10 2.6%
  • Other (please explain)

    Votes: 9 2.4%
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