Now comes the fun part! But before you invite the gang over to drool over your new corals, you should take a few precautions. It all starts with a good dip. Acclimating new corals can increase the rate of survival. It only takes a few minutes to do and is well worth it.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- High quality coral dip solution (we like Coral RX)
- Plastic container (preferably clear or light-colored)
- Pair of small tweezers
- Small turkey baster
- If you like, use a soft toothbrush to remove any unwanted algae on the base
- About 20 minutes of your time.
- While still in the bag, place your coral inside of your tank to float for 10 minutes. This allows the water temperature in the bag to become consistent with your tank water.
- Remove your coral from the bag and place the coral and the water inside in a clean bucket designated for aquarium use.
- Fill your bucket with 50% water from your tank and 50% water from the bag. (use all of the water from the bag)
- Now is the perfect time to treat your coral with a coral dip in order to get rid of any unwanted hitchhikers.
- After dipping and rinsing off your coral, you can place your coral in your tank. We recommend placing corals lower in your tank and moving them up slowly to find a happy spot in your tank. Every coral on our site has instructions on recommended placement requirements. Please, refer to the product page for specific requirements.