Your One-Stop Guide to Effective Coral Acclimation

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Your One-Stop Guide to Effective Coral Acclimation

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When it comes to acclimating the coral frags, you will come across a handful of tutorials online. But not every tutorial you come across is a full-proof way to help your new coral frags in Canada adapt to the new environment. Some advice is downright absurd that does nothing but harm to your corals.

Therefore, to help you acclimate your coral frags properly, we are jotting this blog with effective tips. Follow them for an effective acclimation process.

Your One-Stop Guide to Effective Coral Acclimation

Keep them underwater as much as can

Coral tissues are delicate and prone to damage. Mishandling them or keeping them exposed to the external environment can result in lacerations due to the weight of the water within the tissue. Therefore, ensure to keep them underwater as much as possible.

If possible, wear a latex glove while handling the coral frags to prevent damaging the coral’s outer protective layer.

Place the cup in a large container

Typically, corals in Canada are transported in cups to help with the shape. Whether you have received them in cups or plastic bags, ensure gently pour them out into a larger yoghurt container.

Then place the container in a larger bucket that is capable of holding acclimation water.

Avoid floating the shipping container in hopes of equilibrating the temperature because that could prove risky from a biosecurity standpoint.

Initiate the acclimation dip

Inspect both the temperature and salinity of the shipping water to check whether or not it is similar to the temperature and salinity of your system. If the difference is low, you can proceed with a rapid drip-rate.

But, if the difference is farther apart, opt for a slower drip-rate. Ensure to watch the temperature because room temperature can make it hard to equilibrate properly. You can use micro-valves for precise control.

Use some coral dips

To prevent importing unwanted pests into your system, ensure to add a few coral dips in acclimation water and stir it well. Also, don’t forget to closely inspect your frags before dipping.

Use a pipette or turkey baster

While the coral frags are in the dip, you can use either pipette or turkey baster to get rid of flatworms or other unwanted pests.

Ensure to look closely in the nooks, crannies and underside of the frag to gently dislodge any hitchhiker.

Quarantine the frags

It is important that you set up a quarantine system for your new coral frags, fishes, etc., and leave them in the system for at least 30 days.

This way, you can prevent any type of disappointment and damage.

Over to you

Coral frags are sensitive to even the slightest environmental change. To ensure your investment in your coral frags is worthy, follow the tips suggested above.

Also, connect with Frag Garage if you wish to purchase high-quality, healthy corals in Canada at a never seen price!

Kevin Astle is the author of this article. To know more details about Online Coral in Canada please visit our website: fraggarage.ca