Acclimating New Corals

In this video we go over some ideas on acclimating new arrivals to our reef tanks. Acclimating corals is important to reduce stress on them as the travel can be very rough, especially if they were shipped. Acclimation also gives you the opportunity to dip the corals to remove pests before they are placed into their new home. Check out http://www.tidalgardens.com for information or if you want to buy corals for your reef tank. Check out Tidal Garden's sister site Advanced Reef Aquarium reef-related goodies!: http://www.advancedreefaquarium.com Follow us on Facebook if you can't get enough reef-related shenanigans: http://www.facebook.com/tidalgardens Tweet at us @tidalgardens Music: Tracks: "At the Shore", "Night Cave" Artist: Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) License Terms: Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/faq.html Video: Copyright Information: This video was shot and edited by Tidal Gardens. Tidal Gardens owns all copyrights to this content. Editing Software License: Final Cut Pro License Agreement 1. C. - "Title and intellectual property rights in and to any content displayed by or accessed through the Apple Software belongs to the respective content owner." 2. B. -- "Sample Content. Title and intellectual property rights in and to any content displayed or accessed through the Apple Software belongs to the respective content owner...Except as otherwise provided, you may use the Apple and third party audio file content (including but not limited to, the built-in sound files, samples and impulse responses)(collectively the "Sample Content"), contained in or otherwise included with the Apple Software on a royalty-free basis, to create your own original soundtracks for your film, video, and audio projects."

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In this video we go over some ideas on acclimating new arrivals to our reef tanks. Acclimating corals is important to reduce stress on them as the travel can be very rough, especially if they were shipped. Acclimation also gives you the opportunity to dip the corals to remove pests before they are placed into their new home. Check out http://www.tidalgardens.com for information or if you want to buy corals for your reef tank. Check out Tidal Garden's sister site Advanced Reef Aquarium reef-related goodies!: http://www.advancedreefaquarium.com Follow us on Facebook if you can't get enough reef-related shenanigans: http://www.facebook.com/tidalgardens Tweet at us @tidalgardens Music: Tracks: "At the Shore", "Night Cave" Artist: Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) License Terms: Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/faq.html Video: Copyright Information: This video was shot and edited by Tidal Gardens. Tidal Gardens owns all copyrights to this content. Editing Software License: Final Cut Pro License Agreement 1. C. - "Title and intellectual property rights in and to any content displayed by or accessed through the Apple Software belongs to the respective content owner." 2. B. -- "Sample Content. Title and intellectual property rights in and to any content displayed or accessed through the Apple Software belongs to the respective content owner...Except as otherwise provided, you may use the Apple and third party audio file content (including but not limited to, the built-in sound files, samples and impulse responses)(collectively the "Sample Content"), contained in or otherwise included with the Apple Software on a royalty-free basis, to create your own original soundtracks for your film, video, and audio projects."

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thehitmanisup
thehitmanisup - 2 years ago
What do you do when you get a coral in mail that came from a super high alk tank. What time frame is ideal to get the coral adjusted with out rtning?
Dailoi Nguyen
Dailoi Nguyen - 2 years ago
Omg!! I saw one came out of my mushroom and I try to catch it but it got away in my tank what should I do please help!!
Tubbybeef
Tubbybeef - 2 years ago
Wow, what is the clownfish loving on starting at 0:11? Looks great!
MN Aquariums
MN Aquariums - 2 years ago
Good info
Jeremiah Holland
Jeremiah Holland - 2 years ago
how long should you drip acclimate the corals
James Tarver
James Tarver - 2 years ago
What’s the point In acclimatising to temp if you then remove them from the tank and trip water on them. Surely by the time it’s finished the water will be at a different temp in the Basin to the tank
Khazlur R Baksh
Khazlur R Baksh - 2 years ago
Great info thanks for the tips
Henrique Marques
Henrique Marques - 2 years ago
2:51 omgg a little sea star
Nicks World
Nicks World - 2 years ago
Sorry I have to get this out of my system, my cousin has a massive lps reef and he connects a single filter to all 8 of his tanks, he comes home one day to the filter broken and water all over his floor like thousands of gallons .... and a dead collection of rare fish and coral

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Adam B
Adam B - 3 years ago
great video
Alex Kirwin
Alex Kirwin - 3 years ago
Love your vids. Also who finds his voice calming?
Random dude
Random dude - 3 years ago
Great, no one told me about that. I cycled my tank added a couple corals without using a dip. Is it worth dipping them now at all? If there was stuff on the frags it's probably already all over my tank....
Aidan B
Aidan B - 3 years ago
Yes its worth dipping them now, there are so many things that you can get from corals. If there were anything on them, you would probably start seeing strange things on the glass or rocks. There are methods to kill off hitchhikers in your tank but you have to identify them, if you even have any.
Brian Duran
Brian Duran - 3 years ago
seeing that worm come out the coral gave me goose bumps
LRanee
LRanee - 3 years ago
U sound so close to the mic
SP Wood Art
SP Wood Art - 3 years ago
Hi, thanks for the videos. I'm a subscriber and new to the hobby, what is your take on dipping leather corals as in a toadstool? Thank you.
SP Wood Art
SP Wood Art - 3 years ago
Thank you. I was unsure because I read in a few places that toad stools should never be dipped. However, I read almost everywhere all corals should be dipped. Really enjoy the videos.
Tidal Gardens
Tidal Gardens - 3 years ago
You can. There are some uncommon nudibranchs that plague leather corals.
Raymond Lai
Raymond Lai - 3 years ago
Dear Tidal Gardens Inc :), I would like to say, thank you, very much, to you, for taking your time, energy and effort to both upload and share this video with the youtube family :). Thank you, very much, Tidal Gardens Inc :). I hope you have a lovely day :).
Rhett Herring
Rhett Herring - 3 years ago
The six foot long killing machine comment instantly made me uneasy as I sit near my DT.
Jon Osterman
Jon Osterman - 2 years ago
Reminds me of Barry the Bobbitbworm
bruce wayne
bruce wayne - 3 years ago
Rhett Herring that is bristleworm a.k.a bobby worm, they can grow about a metres and they will kill a tank inhibitant if not prevented earlier
_ Nnox _
_ Nnox _ - 3 years ago
Great love the video
OSIEL ALVARADO
OSIEL ALVARADO - 3 years ago
Dude your voice is annoying.
Brandon Hook
Brandon Hook - 3 years ago
so is your comment

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Tiffany Cortez
Tiffany Cortez - 3 years ago
f that just drop it in....job done.
gil
gil - 4 years ago
whats the point of bag floating the new additions to temp acclimate only to then place the frags into a separate bucket to drip acclimate. IME i've seen a significant temp change at the end of a 45min drip acclimation in a separate container compared to the DT water. I didn't see a thermometer or anything in the bucket. I always encourage people not to drip acclimate into a separate container for this very reason.
barbedwirekitty
barbedwirekitty - 2 years ago
Do you drip acclimate and then float? Or float, drip, float? I've actually wondered about this too
GERONIMO VEGA
GERONIMO VEGA - 4 years ago
It could have been a Bobit Worm larvae.
Scott Campbell
Scott Campbell - 4 years ago
For me I want to get the coral out of the shipping water asap. Ammonia is less toxic at lower temperatures and raising the temperature in the bag can be fatal for some sps. For me, out, dip then straight into the tank.
TheMirelyght
TheMirelyght - 4 years ago
6 foot long killing machine....i chuckled....but regardless of length theres so many vids on destructive pests that anyone would be a fool to ignore your advice. also people...if you can go to their site and take the virtual google maps tour, its awesome!!
Johanna Diaz
Johanna Diaz - 4 years ago
that is awesome ty for sharing first time i see this
M.R. Hawks
M.R. Hawks - 5 years ago
Fire bristle? Syllid? Can't tell. One's harmful the other harmless, but as the saying goes if there's doubt, take it out.
Sakib Mahmud
Sakib Mahmud - 5 years ago
thanks for such a helpful video :)
Toto Wolf
Toto Wolf - 5 years ago
Dont forget to turn off your lights and slowly acclimate them to your lighting over at least two weeks...very important. I have a set of frags that are still frags because I did not acclimate to the lighting whereas I have acclimated group that are growing like wild flower.
DIY Aquarium
DIY Aquarium - 5 years ago
очень классно

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SantaMonicaHelp Assistant
SantaMonicaHelp Assistant - 5 years ago
Thanks for the cool video. Sounds like it's easy. Didn't know such bugs could come along with your corals.
WSA ReefZone
WSA ReefZone - 6 years ago
Great Video!
Mother Earth
Mother Earth - 6 years ago
O_________O;; im sooo soo happy I watched this before I got corals.... V.V im planning on starting a salt water tank for the first time.. and I dont really know that much about it yet. ^.^;
Beau Garrison
Beau Garrison - 2 years ago
Mother Earth any update on your adventure?
Reef Roid
Reef Roid - 6 years ago
Got a nudi problem would you recommend fresh water dips ?
daniel bartolo
daniel bartolo - 6 years ago
Hi, how many seconds or minutes can you take out the coral from the water without hurting them? thanks
Blewbury
Blewbury - 6 years ago
Where did you order your coral from. Can I order some from you?
atticus27
atticus27 - 7 years ago
Do you dip anemones as well
Kaká G
Kaká G - 7 years ago
Wow, great video thank you ! :)
Eliot's Vlog
Eliot's Vlog - 7 years ago
Nice video. What do you do if you live in an apartment? My tank is ready for corals just not sure how to go about introducing new coral to the aquarium.
Tidal Gardens
Tidal Gardens - 7 years ago
There is no "best" level, but I shoot for about 9-10. I need to do a series all on reef chemistry because it's worthy of a deeper discussion.
Montyzzzification
Montyzzzification - 7 years ago
Hi Than ... I personally don't see the importance of the temperature acclimation because, as I have found out, when acclimating the coral in a smaller separate container the water temperature drops again anyway. I have tried things like raising the room temperature up to 26C (79f) but still the water temp in the small container drops back down.
dm002a8686
dm002a8686 - 7 years ago
What's the best levels of dkh , my local store say between 8 and 12. But test kit says between 7 and 8
Scott From Rosco's Reef
Scott From Rosco's Reef - 7 years ago
Great video Than keep it up...
triumphags
triumphags - 7 years ago
Hi Than, I think ABHI was refering to the hat that hanging in the back ground! LOL
Miami_Guy
Miami_Guy - 7 years ago
Another very helpful step by step video, thanks than.
peteninja24
peteninja24 - 7 years ago
we had a bristle worm or something like it, before we found it we where loosing fish but no bodies until we stripped the tank down and found this worm thing that was at least 30 to 40 cm so maybe that was it because no more fish went missing after we took it out
pablo guzman
pablo guzman - 7 years ago
Lady gaga new video
TheDbowtell
TheDbowtell - 7 years ago
You have a super relaxing voice. Next time I have trouble sleeping I'm going to loop these episodes and put my earbuds in.
dannysreeftank
dannysreeftank - 7 years ago
subscribed, going to start doing this, check my videos out too
Tidal Gardens
Tidal Gardens - 7 years ago
Reflection of a trash can not a coral skeleton.

50. comment for Acclimating New Corals

ABHI JITH
ABHI JITH - 7 years ago
@than is that huge heliofungia skeleton at 00:40 ?
Tidal Gardens
Tidal Gardens - 7 years ago
I've found that most things are harmless. It's the one or two that are actually harmful that make me want to pull my hair out.
Tidal Gardens
Tidal Gardens - 7 years ago
Yes. We dip them all the time.
Tidal Gardens
Tidal Gardens - 7 years ago
It takes a while for a tank like that to cycle and settle in. He has fish and corals in there, but it's not a major difference than the last video. Hopefully soon it will be ready for a real update.
Tidal Gardens
Tidal Gardens - 7 years ago
That makes sense too.
Tidal Gardens
Tidal Gardens - 7 years ago
Nah, we hand pick everything, so it's all from local shows/hobbyists or importers within driving distance.
915Mang
915Mang - 7 years ago
Hmm where does Tidal Gardens order their corals? Asia?
915Mang
915Mang - 7 years ago
Thats what I want to see
Lazys Coral House
Lazys Coral House - 7 years ago
I prefer to acclimate the coral to tank temperature last. During that 30 minute time period the water changes to room temperature and will need to be placed in the tank to adjust to tank water temperature.
Derek J
Derek J - 7 years ago
Any updates on pauls 240?
Ptychoptera
Ptychoptera - 7 years ago
The worm looks to be a sylllid polychaete. Not likely to cause any harm.

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