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How to Acclimate Your New Coral

Once your package arrives, it’s important to start the acclimation process right away. When you properly acclimate your coral, you ensure their health and survival as you introduce them to their aquarium home. Make sure you fully examine the shipping box and your coral for any damages or leakage. If you find any signs of damages, dead on arrivals (DOA), or have questions, don’t hesitate to contact us via email or phone.

 

  • Temperature Acclimation
  • To start, you will need to acclimate your coral to the temperature inside their new aquarium home. Float the bag with your corals inside the tank for about 15 minutes. This ensures that the temperature inside the bag matches with that of your aquarium. 

     

  • Dipping
  • Another important habit to maintain your tank is dipping. Dipping can be a stressful process but it’s worth doing to avoid problems with your frags. Use your preferred dip. Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully so you avoid stressing your new arrivals. You should also use a pipette to stir the water inside the dipping container.

     

  • Inspection
  • Inspecting your new corals is very important. Take a good look at your new frag and make sure it looks good. If you have any questions, please be sure to give us a call. Any of our experienced reef keepers are ready to help you with anything you need!

     

  • Placement tips
  • Choosing the best placement for your coral depends on a few factors. Make sure to refer back to the preferred flow and lighting on its label. We recommend adhering the corals to a rock by using coral glue gel. Also, give your corals at least 24 hours to get used to your new tank so that they can fully open.

     

  • 3 Day Arrive Alive and Thrive Guarantee
  • We are committed to your customer satisfaction. If your frags die within 3 days of delivery, we’ve got you covered. Send us a picture of your deceased coral within 3 days after arrival and we will replace it or provide you store credit for the amount that the coral was worth.

     

    The acclimation process is such an important part of keeping your corals healthy. Be sure to send any questions or concerns to our reef consultants.  We at REEFTIDE would like to thank you for your continued support. Happy reefing!

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