FW SPS Dip

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  1. Mekaeel

    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Hi guys
    thought i'll share with you how to do a fresh water dip on how to rid off Acropora eating flatworms and monti eating nudis.anyone else with this knowledge and ideas please share.
    ive used this method several times with success.
    place RO water in a container,get the ph up to/as close a possible as the tanks ph. Remove the infected acro or monti and dip four times for four seconds,and this will/should help with removal of the pests.
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    thanks Mekaeel
     
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    Cool Mekaeel! You say that this is effective? Does it kill all the nudibranches/flatworms on the acro's/monti's?
     
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    What did you use to increase the PH of the RO water?
     
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    I would also use the TM pro coral cure in conjunction with the the FW dip.
     
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    Add a little sodium bicarbonate, maybe 1/4 tsp/100ml and check pH.
     
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    Good advice, thanks. Will this work if we decide to get some zoa's etc from the beach?
     
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    Thanks Clinton, the common name for that is baking soda/koeksoda ?
     
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    Do you need to get the Temp the same or doesn't it matter?
     
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    No need to do this with Zoa's. Just check for sundial snails, one or two of them can cause havoc with your Zoa's (Talking from experience here :()
     
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    hey Jacques,it does kill nudis and flatworms
     
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    viper i used koeksoda,Robertsons.
    Smithers,yes tropic marine pro coral cure is very effective.i also use it at times
     
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    Do you mix this with fresh water or tank water
     
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    With R/O - the dip is partly effective because of Hyposalinity kills the little beasties.
     
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    just to add would this dip not be more effective if lugols iodine is added to the water?
     
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    Thanks, just a bit worried. On another thread someone collected zoas, and they got these funny gross orange eggs, and some form of slugs. Just wondering if this would help. It has really put us of collecting live.
     
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    maybe the Chemical gurus can help on this one
     
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    Do you get bleaching when you dip your montis ?
     
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    Why? Did you just kill your monti? :lol:
     
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    No ain't got any yet, but have been researching them, and loads of sites talk about these creatures getting bleached or loosing colour from RO dips.
     
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