Dipping is critical. Make it simple

FLFragSwap was again a great show and we filled our Personal Frag Transport with plenty of coral.  I thought I would share a quick trick that we use to safely and quickly dip all our coral.

The Personal Transports are 500 ml in total volume and also have volume lines embossed on the side of the container for partial fills. All we had to do was some quick math to determine how much dip to use.  Personally, I use ME Wash Off, so 7 drop are I need.  Since the transport locks the frags in place I can swish around vigorously to knock off pests an not risk damaging coral.  Let it sit for 15 min and we can remove all the frags simultaneously using the center post and rinse.

Using the post to remove the coral is key here.  Dips are nasty stuff and have all sorts of health precautions on the label.  You don't want to touch this stuff even in diluted form if possible.  This really goes for all dips since many of the commercially available dips don't even fully list all the ingredients.

The center post on the Personal Transport can be removed so that the rack can be placed into the tank and the post does not block any light.  

Pests can destroy your tank so make sure to dip all your coral whether they came from a show, friends, or LFS.

Ben SuComment