View Full Version : Corals out of water?


Jgoal55
02-12-2008, 3:15 AM
Just curious to see what is the longest some of you have left your corals out of the water while doing a WC? I pushed my limit today at about 35-40 minutes....I poured water on them with my hand every once in a while though.

Victor626nj
02-12-2008, 3:17 AM
most corals get shipped in wet paper towels man should be fine just dont let them dry out

Jgoal55
02-12-2008, 3:24 AM
oh no i wasnt worried...I know they are fine.....i was just curious to see how long people on here have gone....

I mean tidal changes can leave corals out of the water for hours.....

Xyzpdq0121
02-12-2008, 3:39 AM
I left some out for about an hour today while I tried to catch this fish... Dang thing was fast, I had to take out most of the rock to get him.

Victor626nj
02-12-2008, 4:11 AM
I left some out for about an hour today while I tried to catch this fish... Dang thing was fast, I had to take out most of the rock to get him.
now you know what i go threw every time i try and catch a fish

roundman
02-12-2008, 5:16 AM
You must be using the wrong bait. LOL

Barbara
02-12-2008, 6:42 AM
You must be using the wrong bait. LOL

:thumbs:

LorenK
02-12-2008, 6:55 AM
Probably 24 hours.

Yes, it died.

But think about in the real world where corals are exposed during tides.

bobz
02-12-2008, 8:14 AM
Over the summer I had a tank bottom crack and empty out while I was away. I came home to an empty tank and the rock was dry. It was a new tank so not very many corals but I did have some zoas, Kenya Tree, mushrooms, etc in the tank. When I took the rocks out they looked like mush. I put the rock in to some saltwater and amazingly all the corals bounced back! I estimated that the tank was empty for about 36 hours. I don't advise trying this at home!
BZ

Big D
02-12-2008, 8:17 AM
I've had some of my sps exposed for about 2 hours... I was worried that the lights where going to burn them, but they all made it. I've also had some zoa's get left out over night and they came back fine, they're just about bullet proof.



Big D

Gwhiz
02-12-2008, 8:19 AM
On the flip side of this discussion, I had a sea fan that had the tips exposed for an hour or so while I changed water and cleaned the tank. Later that week I noticed the tips had died off. The sea fan is shorter now.....

Jgoal55
02-13-2008, 1:28 AM
yeah sea fans are very sensitive to air.....from what i hear....good to knoe Im not the only one that has left guys out for a while

Cameron
02-14-2008, 3:55 AM
There was a shipping study that showed some corals could easily survive 48 hours without issue.

Jgoal55
02-14-2008, 3:58 AM
really? wow.....I dont think ill be giving that a shot....i have read that softies will last a lot longer than hard corals.....

Cameron
02-14-2008, 4:33 AM
I think it is exactly the inverse... hard corals can apparently last a while simply kept damp and studies have shown they ship better that way as Vic mentioned.

Jgoal55
02-14-2008, 4:53 AM
hmmm...maybe I got that backwards.....I thought I had read that because of the slime coating that softies produce they lasted longer out of water...Ill see if I can find what i was reading...it was a while ago....I may just have it mixed up as I dont remember too well