I am starting this thread to learn and dispell the major conceptions and misconceptions about what is the best way to ship different corals. I have been successful overall on all types of corals, but after reading this, and trusting MOST everything that comes out of geoffs mouth, i dont think i have a clue.Geoff said:you are not putting pure O2 in the bag. pure O2 is controlled very closely. it is extremely explosive, not something mere mortals should be playing with. what you think is O2 is just compressed air. with zoas very little water is needed and just regular air is plenty. having CO2 in the bag is actually helpfull. it keeps the toxicity of ammonia down to a managable level to the critters. if the water pH did not drop than nothing would survive the shipping.
Today i realized more than ever that many people here who DO ship corals often, and are mostly successful at it have VERY different ideas about the hows and whys. I think it would do everybody some good to talk about it as well as possibly save a critter or two.
By the time this thread is done i want to have talked about how we should ship the majority of common corals that get passed back and forth every day.
Ill start first
The way you should do it is this: