Coral dip is an ultra-affordable, easy way to protect your tank from pests when placing a new coral. All you need is a coral dip, like Coral Rx and a container. While it may be tempting, I don't recommend using containers or bowls from your kitchen as they are likely to have soap or other cleaners on them.
How to dip your corals:
Coral Dip (such as Coral Rx)
Bowl / container
Strainer (super helpful!)
Small pump (great if you have one but not necessary)
Baster (perfect for target-blasting pests)
Fill your bowl using saltwater from your tank.
Add coral dip according to instructions. We used Coral Rx in this video which calls for four capful's per gallon.
Add small pump if you have one. If not, swish to coral by hand or with a strainer to agitate the pests. You can also use a baster to blast the coral free of pests.
Let coral sit for 5-10 minutes and then agitate again, or blast using a baster.
Add coral to tank!
Tip: It's generally not suggested to use the same dip mix for multiple corals, as the corals can release toxins. It really depends on coral type though, I personally wouldn't recommend using the same dip on different species of coral.
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