- Dec 24, 2015
- Reaction score
The frags from battle corals remained in good condition. Upon receiving the frag, I temperature acclimated and then placed them in the quarantine system where the parameters are Alk 7.8, Ca 430, Mag 1320, salinity 35 ppt. No initial dipping of the frags. I've observed over the past couple weeks.
I experienced acclimation stress from two of the frags that demonstrated necrosis in the initial 24 hours. The frags arrived well encrusted and in healthy condition and the quarantine tank has remained stable. One demonstrated central focal necrosis and remained stable following a glue patch. The other frag had more diffuse necrosis but I was able to salvage some of the tips and remount.
The other 12 frags are all in great condition. The frags that were more freshly glued on the plugs were removed from the frag plug, dipped, and remounted. The frags that were well encrusted, I used the bone cutter to remove the frag plug stem and remounted the disc after dipping. The frags were generally clean aside from a ball anemone and a couple asterinas. The new additions are reacclimating primarily on the sand bed and the sand bed frag holder.