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Old 09-06-2018, 05:46 PM
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Default Tips on acclimating new acro colonies

I've noticed that a lot of international zeo users buy acro colonies instead of small frags. Here in the US the market is crazy expensive for aquacultured coral frags and it is enticing to buy larger colonies rather than frags. I understand corals change color or may die altogether if started from larger wild colony rather than an aquacultured frag, but some wild corals are much more amazing than aquacultured. Does anyone have any advice on acclimate new acro colonies that were purchased by mail.
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I personally do not see much of a difference between aquacultured corals and a wild coral, both do grow up in the ocean in the same environment or do you mean fragements which grow up in a aquarium system ?

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Old 09-07-2018, 01:41 PM
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Yes I mean frags that have been fragged in captivity over time. I usually don't have an issue with these corals. It's wild or maricultured corals that are mailed I seem to have the most problems with.
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I personally not had issues with marinecultured SPS corals, most of them have grown to massive colonies over some time. For me it was more difficult to keep corals or fragments coming from a closed system as many where kept under higher nutrient conditions having boring algae in the skeleton already. Anyways I have never done something special with corals coming directly from the ocean, if they where in perfect condition while getting them most of them adopted very quick.

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Old 09-07-2018, 11:20 PM
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So corals from the wild or maricultured do better in lower nutrient systems as it is less of a shock going from the ocean to our tanks? Also, does boring algae have a more difficult time surviving in ulns?
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The general condition of the coral and if boring algae are within the skeleton already are the most important thing. Boring algae do not grow in a nutrient poor system, you can see it easy if a coral does loose its tissue and if the skeleton is green instead of white the algae is already there.

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