Remember to inspect, dip and qt your new frags!

Discussion in 'Coral' started by Vincerama2, Mar 11, 2017.

  1. Vincerama2

    Vincerama2 Evil Overlord

    Maybe we should have a fragging demo/workshop and show how to prepare frags for a swap and how to acclimate and prep them for your tank when you get home.

    Or write up an official club procedure.

    And speaking of official... maybe specify an official container for swaps. Like Amat and final ?? oz deli containers.

    Bringing a container of Bayer insecticide to a swap and showing people what the container looks like so they can go from the swap to Home Depot before going home?

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  2. Wlachnit

    Wlachnit Vice President

    Good idea. It's easy for some of us to assume that we all know how to look for pests, Bayer dip, QT, etc.

    Overall, I thought it was a great event and was happy with what I came home with. Thanks to all the organizers.
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  3. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    We have done this but it's been several years now. Good idea
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  4. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    We have had fragging events pretty much every year for several in a row now...
  5. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    If anybody wants to take it upon themselves to get a bunch if Bauer or whatever else, and put it into little bottles with directions so we can give them out at the regional swap or next years members swap it sounds like it would be appreciated!
  6. scuzy

    scuzy Supporting Member

    What specific bayers dip is the one to use.

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  7. Newjack

    Newjack Supporting Member

  8. RandyC

    RandyC Supporting Member


    Everyones process is slightly different, but this is what I do.

    I first drip/temp acclimate. Then I use 10-12ml of Bayer for every 8oz of fresh tank water. Soak for 7-10 min. Then I soak in fresh tank water for 7-10 min. And then I do one more soak in new tank water for 7-10 again. Gotta make sure to get off that Bayer before it goes into DT.

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  9. tankguy

    tankguy BOD

    I've used this product ( advice from a fellow member ) and liked it.
  10. Gablami

    Gablami Supporting Member

    They say it needs to be exactly that bottle, not something close to it.

    Use gloves and be careful using in the kitchen or somewhere where food is prepared.

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    Last edited: Mar 12, 2017
  11. Kim Pattison

    Kim Pattison Supporting Member

    I thought they took this off the market.

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  12. Ibn

    Ibn Supporting Member

    It should still be on the market. I need to pick up another bottle next time that I'm at the hardware store. It'll be my 3rd bottle since starting the tank.

    As for the dipping, I use it exclusively with all new additions, regardless of which tank it came from. 4 sets of cups used. One for the frag with the original water, with the Bayer and a couple drops of Flatworm Exit, and the other three are tank water used for getting as much of the gunk off the frags. I use a set of 2.5x magnifier to inspect all frags for eggs, nuisance algae, and whatever might be on them. A generous scrubbing, in the second cup, with a brush completes the process as the other 2 remaining cups are for rinsing and swishing.
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2017
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  13. yellojello

    yellojello Supporting Member

    Yea, use that specific 2-way formula Bayer that was posted. There is a 3-way and others which not to use. My Home Depot didn't have it, but Lowes did. YMMV
  14. yellojello

    yellojello Supporting Member

    There are stickies in the Propagation forum already. Maybe can be updated if necessary.
  15. RandyC

    RandyC Supporting Member

    I saw some at the Home Depot on Thorton right off of 880 about a month ago.

    And I forgot to mention...I make every attempt throw away every foreign frag plug or rock, no matter how encrusted that frag is. I think I only have half of one plug in my tank because it was epoxied on and I couldn't get it off without really damaging the frag. It's said most of the eggs/cysts are at the base of frag or on the plug.
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2017
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  16. anathema

    anathema Supporting Member


    I brought the scraps if it was an acro and two montis. Those are just run of the mill red planaria. Apologies if they are considered detrimental, I just ignore them.

    I'll write a warning on my frags next time.

    Tank doesn't have any aefw or red bugs afaik.
  17. Vincerama2

    Vincerama2 Evil Overlord

    No sweat. I've had them in my 58g before years ago ... they overran the tank. I used "flatworm exit" to genocide them.

    My daughter picked up the "Scraps" and she basically named the monti "Scraps" and the other monti "Scraps' friends". LOL!

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  18. Ibn

    Ibn Supporting Member

    That's what the Flatworm Exit is for with the Bayer concoction. ;)
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  19. Edgar Sandoval

    Edgar Sandoval Supporting Member

    Could find this at Home Depot

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  20. Ibn

    Ibn Supporting Member

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