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1. How do I acclimate the Coral?

Scoop Method:

Make saltwater with the same water parameters as your aquarium (this will be to replace water lost during acclimation after acclimation is completed) or As an alternative you can add saltwater to your sump prior to acclimation so that less or no water is needed to be added following acclimation.

  • Dim aquarium lights, these should remain dimmed for at least 6 hours.
  • Place coral, fish, or invertebrate purchased into a bucket with the water it was shipped with.
  • Every 5 minutes add one cup of aquarium water to the bucket. For every three scoops of water added to the bucket one scoop of water should be discarded. This should be done for 40 minutes to an hour. At this point the water salinity in the bucket should be the same or with .001 of the aquarium water. If not continue acclimating.
  • Next place the fish, invertebrate, or coral into your aquarium while allowing as little acclimation water as possible to enter your aquarium.
  • Discard acclimation water.
  • Use the saltwater you prepared prior to acclimation to replace water lost during acclimation.

 Drip Method ( This is our preferred method of acclimation ):

Make saltwater with the same water parameters as your aquarium (this will be to replace water lost during acclimation after acclimation is completed) or As an alternative you can add saltwater to your sump prior to acclimation so that less or no water is needed to be added following acclimation

  • Dim aquarium lights, these should remain dimmed for at least 6 hours.
  • Place coral, fish, or invertebrate purchased into a bucket with the water it was shipped with.
  • Siphon water from your aquarium to the bucket using airline tubing with a knot tied in it. The knot is to slow done the rate of water entering the bucket. The water should drip into the bucket at a steady rate. Every ten minutes remove water to return the bucket to the original water level. Do this for 40 minutes to an hour at which point the salinity in the bucket should be within .001 of the salinity in your aquarium.
  • Next place the fish, invertebrate, or coral into your aquarium while allowing as little acclimation water as possible to enter your aquarium.
  • Discard acclimation water.
  • Use the saltwater you prepared prior to acclimation to replace water lost during acclimation.


2. What Kind of Light and Flow Does Each Coral Take? 

  • Acans - Low light low flow - Beginner to intermediate sand bed to middle of tank.  
  • Zoas - Low light low flow - Beginner  Sand bed to middle of tank.
  • SPS - High flow High light - Advanced Higher up in the rock work.
  • Ricordeas - low light low flow - Beginner.
  • Mushrooms- low light and low flow - Beginner. 
  • LPS - Medium flow medium light low to medium placement in tank. - Beginner to Intermediate.

 

3. What is your DOA (Dead On Arrival) policy?

  • Pictures of coral in the bag with in two hours of receiving shipment must be sent to us. 
  • Correct acclimation must be used.  Please see above 
  • We will replace any COTM order in the NEXT shipment next month. 
  • Regular orders will receive a store credit towards any purchase. Store credit does not count towards the 250 for free shipping. 
  • You must take delivery on the first attempt 
  • Once the Coral is alive and in your tank, it is your responsibility to keep the water stable and able to sustain the coral.
  • Please call us if you have any questions on the care of coral before you purchase to insure you will be able to care for it properly. 
     

    4. What Are your Parameters At?

    • Alk/Dkd - 9.0
    • Salinity  - 1.025
    • Calcium - 480
    • Mag - 1440
    • Temp - 78 degrees 
    • Nitrite: 0ppm
    • Nitrate: < 1ppm
    • Ammonia: 0ppm
    • Phosphate: < 0.2ppm
    • PH - 8

    5. How are your pictures taken?

    Most pictures taken with Canon 5d Mark III and we also sometimes use a cannon powershot d30. The Mark III has a 100mm macro lens so we can properly showcase the detail of the coral. We do not photo shop our pictures in any way shape or form. We keep them 100% raw. Point, shoot, upload. 

     

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