RM, quarantining new corals is just one of the many reasons I've used quarantine tanks...and it's not even the main reason. I keep one quarantine tank up and running and have the ability to keep up to 4. I also have a 2.5 gallon for both quarantine and hospital use. I’ve learned the hard way to dip and quarantine everything for up to 2 months…especially coral. I'd put an unquarantined fish directly into my display before I'd put in a new coral...and more often than not I do depending on the relationship I have with the person I bought the fish from. The benefits of quarantining corals can be found in countless reputable publications. I'd be happy to share some if you're sincerely interested. Do you know of any literature that advocates against or teaches the benefits of not quarantining corals? If so, I'd sincerely like to read it. I value information; especially information opposite of what I've come to believe is true. My mind is always open. So…
If you’re not into using a QT tank RM, I respect that. That’s your business. However…to not just suggest, but actually proclaim that it’s wrong for me to utilize QT tanks with corals, is respectfully IMO, unintelligible. That said,
While there's not a doubt in my mind that you've helped numerous reef hobbyists, myself included...sometimes your responses seem more like unprovoked vexing than sincere assistance. And not just to me, but to others too. And not just in this forum, but in the other forums you participate in as well. With that, speaking for myself only, I'd like you to either respond to my posts with sincere helpful input, or not at all. Jaybird was inquiring about LED lighting. I shared with Jaybird, my personal experience with a particular EVO light. The experience was mine, and it was accurate. Why you felt the need to imply I was giving false information, is puzzling. I've been sincerely sharing my own personal experiences in this forum with the sole purpose of helping and learning from others, long enough to deserve better than that, from you.
You've not enough experience, and to much reading of garbage. You've had a tank up and running for what, a year?? Hmmm. And your advising on experience on QT tanks, and Lighting?? You don't have any experience in these fields, other than what you have read.
And some of the crap that you have read doesn't fly or is crazy and overboard.
So, riddle me this:
If you've dipped your corals accordingly, the BUGS are gone, and Qting them is flat out not needed. Now, if you want to do it, go for it, but its not necessary, and also un-needed.
Now onto LED lighting. You really need to do more reading on this subject, being as you have no experience with them. Corals do not need any white lighting, blue penetrates the water deeper and stronger than whites, the whites at the LED level are not necessary, only as a coloring thing for the aquarist. Same with using Reds, that light scatters as soon as it hits the water surface. Using LEDs with Blues and Navy Blues, mostly, and a few whites, both cool and warm, for coloring. A good unit will have those plus reds and greens. Read more, alot more. Hands on imo would be better as you actually get to see what happens instead of guessing off of information you've gleamed off of a Site.