Best Coral Dips of 2019
Here is the list of the best coral dips of 2019 as voted by all of you and the staff here at BRS.
#1 Most Popular - Coral Rx
Coral Rx has been a long-time favorite by reefers because it is safe for all corals and is effective against a wide range of parasites and bacterial infections. The dip is easy to use, simply dilute in one gallon of tank water, dip and swirl the coral frag for 5-10 minutes, then rinse with clean saltwater and your all set.
Best for General Pests - Two Little Fishies Revive
For “general pests” we looked at dips that are safe for all coral species and will effectively kill or agitate the most common coral pests such as flatworms, nudibranchs, small crustaceans and the like. These are dips that all reefers should have under the tank for new additions. Although Revive was our chosen winner, Coral Rx and Brightwell’s KoralMD are also excellent choices.
Best for LPS and Softies - Brightwell Aquatics Medicoral
Not all dips are created equal and for Soft Corals and LPS, iodine-based dips are the most popular. These dips are very effective against the bacterial infections and other ailments that tend to mysteriously plague these coral types. Both Medicoral and Tropic Marin Pro Coral Cure are popular options but based on the cost, Medicoral is more affordable and wins the title.
Best for Algae - Hydrogen Peroxide
Algae is something that is easy to forget but your frag plugs are likely the number one source of introducing rare and very pesky algae species into your tank. In this case, we reached out to the pros, World Wide Corals, to get some advice. Sure enough, a simple DIY Hydrogen Peroxide dip was their recommendation to eliminate and kill algae because it will quickly kill off the algae upon contact.
Best DIY for SPS - Bayer Complete Insect Killer Solution
This is one of those DIY methods that has been proven time and time again to be very effective against a wide range of SPS parasites and their offspring (eggs). These are perhaps the most dreaded coral pests and include Red Bugs, Black Bugs, Acro Eating Flatworms and Nudibranchs. Since the Bayer formula is toxic and not intended use in aquariums, handle with care and be sure to research ahead of time with experienced hobbyists because you will not find any instruction on the bottle.