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  • How to acclimate SPSs

    I bought 2 millie 2 hours ago in LFS.. It is imported from bali..

    I wanna know your experiece how to acclimate SPSs especially the place

    or height under the MH...

    Now I put them on the rock in 2inches from the bottom of tank

    under the AC 14K...

    The height of My tank is 2feet BB.....

    Is it OK to acclimate as first place? If it is OK, How long should I put this?



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  • #2
    Vince, it is better to keep fresh imported corals for the first time under not to intensive light.

    I would leave them where they are if they get enough current, placing them in about two weeks in medium / higher light to the place where you like to keep them.

    Milles love stronger current.

    G.Alexander

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    • #3
      i drip acclimate them for a hour to 2 hours and depending on the light system that i go it from depends where in the tank i put it if there not from under 400w lights i leave on the bottom for almost a week and slowly bring them to my desired location
      Nick
      Nick
      180G SPS Mainly
      10 Bulb T5 Starfire
      Calcium Reactor
      3 Tunze 6105's
      Profilux Controller
      ATB Return w/ wavysea
      ATB M External Skimmer


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      • #4
        Thanks~ Alexander and Nick~

        If I place to them in strong light for the first time, it is easy to change brown color or
        come to bleaching?

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        • #5
          its would be bleaching it due to that it is say used to 250 20k and you have it under say 10k 400w its too much for it to handle
          Nick
          Nick
          180G SPS Mainly
          10 Bulb T5 Starfire
          Calcium Reactor
          3 Tunze 6105's
          Profilux Controller
          ATB Return w/ wavysea
          ATB M External Skimmer


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          • #6
            Thats why I love having 150wde's
            Sean

            Tank Specs:60g Cube SPS/Clam tank, ASM G1x Skimmer, DIY ZEOvit Reactor, 1x400w EVC 14k, Marine Life Aquatics CR-250 CaRx (RIP)

            Not sure yet.....Build Thread to come!

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            • #7
              Greetings All !

              I bought 2 millie 2 hours ago in LFS.. It is imported from bali.. I wanna know your experiece how to acclimate SPSs especially the place or height under the MH...
              New toys ... always fun!

              A few random suggestions ...

              Find out as much information as you can about what the specimen "experienced in transit" prior to your purchase. Things like ... When did the specimen arrive from Bali? ... How long has the retailer had the specimen? ... How are the other specimens that arrived in the same shipment doing?

              I suggest this because specimens that were received by the wholesaler/purchasing agent within the past 36 hours may require more sensitive/"intensive" acclimation procedures than those specimens that experienced a few days of acclimation at the wholesaler/agent facilities prior to being received by the retailer. Specimens that have experienced "blackout" conditions ... it's pretty dark inside a transshipment box ... during the the previous 36 hours may require more sensitive light acclimation procedures.

              Since you've purchased locally the survivors of the export/import process, 15-20 minute floating for temperature adjustment, followed by a 10-15 minute salinity adjustment process (... adding tank water to the bag to minimize osmotic shock ...) should be adequate. Diffuse lighting during temperature and salinity acclimation is also generally a good ... and often overlooked ... thing. I would suggest that you keep your main display lights off during the process.

              Your choice of initial placement being 2 inches away from the bottom is probably right. You may wish to consider "shading" the specimen during the first 48 hours by placing a piece of screen such that the specimen resides in partial "shadow."

              If convenient, I would recommend using latex/rubber gloves during handling/placement of the specimen.

              I would leave them where they are if they get enough current, placing them in about two weeks in medium / higher light to the place where you like to keep them. ... Milles love stronger current.
              Dead on right ... as usual

              Don't underestimate the importance of current. New arrivals appreciate not having to "burn" metabolic energy in an effort to remove mucus/wastes ... any help you can give them is a good thing. Turbulent and surge water flows are especially helpful. Milles ... and most SPS, IME ... appreciate good flow especially during adaptation to a new ecosystem.

              Also, find a "good" place and leave it there throughout the light acclimation process. Every time you reposition the specimen, it will expend energy in the effort to adapt to its new location.

              JMO ... HTH
              "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro."
              Hunter S. Thompson

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