Step by step Quarantine procedure (for Inverts only):

  •  After receiving inverts, they are visually checked by Dr.Reef for any visible issues. Temperature is matched by floating the bags for 30 min.
    Most wholesalers send us livestock at Salinity 1.018 and temp of 80F, so we keep our receiving  QT tanks at Salinity 1.018 and temp at 80F. Over time we will bring the salinity up to 1.024-1.025 range.

Please expect Salinity of 1.024-1.025 for inverts Only.

  • Inverts go straight into quarantine tanks that are completely sterile, newly cycled with dry sand and new ceramic media, for 76 days. These tanks are fish-less tanks for inverts only.
  • After few days we start to increase salinity from 1.018 to 1.025.
  • Inverts are ready for sale at 76 days.
  • No medicine is administered in invert tanks.
  • At the end of 76 days inverts are ready to ship. If customers like me to keep them in observation little longer, i can, please let me know.
  • Feeding: We feed inverts once a day. They are fed a mix of frozen Mysis and frozen brine shrimps. Nori is also added to their diet.