Caulerpa

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  1. Jeann1

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    I have a funny question..

    If i dont have white-spot in my tank, and want some caulerpa from a reefer close to me, that does have white-spot in his tank... will the caulerpa transfer it?

    I thought of getting some, doing a quick freshwater dip, and then adding to my sump.. not adding his water at all?

    Advice anyone?
     
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  3. FransSny

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    Dont add his water to your tank. Personally I would not chance it at all
     
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    Jeann1 Thread Starter

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    I was thinking the same.. if the white-spot is in the cyst stage, it can be on everything touching salt water..

    I can take some, and QT for 14+ days then it will be safe,a bit of a shlep for caulerpa though
     
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    yep, even a FW dip to the caulerpra can be disasterous.. and dodgy.. you may dip too long and the plant dies or too little and introduce the ws.. best is to quarintine or wait...
     
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    Agree totally with leslie hempel: this happened to me a few years ago...actually got Caulerpa from a LFS..i didn't realise it until a few days later when i saw my fish looking a bit spotty...and then when i made a turn at the LFS to seek advise i saw the fish and the sump he took the Caulerpa out of...OUCH..!!needless to say..i since haven't bought anything there...:blush:
     
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