Contact

Phone: (865) 375-7135
Fax: (865) 375-7136

Address

273 West Old Andrew Johnson Highway
Jefferson City, Tennessee 37760

Acclimation Procedure

DO NOT DRIP ACCLIMATE CORAL REEF FISH SHIPMENTS

We find that our fish generally do better with a quick 15-minute “float and release” acclimation rather than a longer drip acclimation. The longer drip method tends to cause more stress than rapid changes in water quality that sometimes occur with a “float and release” procedure. Drip acclimation can be helpful with fish that have had long transits or that have originated from wholesale/distribution facilities, but for fish from The Coral Reef, it is typically not necessary. Our animals are shipped in water with salinity between 1.022 and 1.024 ppm. If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at coralreeftn@gmail.com.

DIP ALL CORAL BEFORE ADDING TO DISPLAY TANK!!!

You should always dip corals before placing them into your aquarium – it’s not only easy to do but also vital to the health of your aquarium – for several reasons. Here are just a few:

  • It removes unwanted and dangerous pests from your new coral. It is no fun to spend $50, $100, or more on a new piece of coral only to discover a few days later that some hitchhiking red bugs… acropora-eating flatworms… or soft coral eating-nudibranches are chowing down on your precious new gem.

  • It protects your existing corals:  It’s even less fun to discover a few weeks later that those hitchhiking pests have spread throughout your tank and are also nibbling away at several of your other beautiful corals.

  • It refreshes and helps heal new coral after the stress of fragging, shipping, etc. In addition to removing most unwanted pests, a good coral dip also helps to sanitize and irritation or wounds the coral may have suffered – helping to reduce the chance of infection while your new coral acclimates to your tank.