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Old 06-27-2005, 09:25 PM   #1
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1 hour acclimation

Is this ok for hermits? I have to leave for a while and they have been acclimating for almost an hour. Will they make it if I let them out?
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Old 06-27-2005, 11:34 PM   #2
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I do inverts 2 hours.
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Old 06-27-2005, 11:39 PM   #3
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Some people say hermits you can just throw in. Others say not to. The majority I have heard said throw them in. I do them just like a fish, about 1 hour shot glass method.
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IMO/IME, you do not have to worry too much about hermits. They are very hardy and quite frankly I never notice any ill effects when not acclimating hermits at all. HTH
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I have 2 hours to spare when I buy things, so that's my minimum. I'm probably a little picky, but I spend enough on the tank without uneccessary loss.
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Agree with Bearfan. For inverts, I give a little more time. So far it has worked out well.
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Well, I actually did have to leave. They got an hour of acclimation and they seem fine. Thanks everyone
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Old 06-28-2005, 07:48 AM   #8
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My LFS said 'just drop them in'. I used the shot glass method over an hour with my snails and hermits and had no difficulties...
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I have seen how a LFS acclimates...I'm not about to use them as an example. Their mortality rate is a lot higher than mine. ALOT!
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Time isn't as important as making sure the parms matched. If the parms match after 20m then dump 'em in. If it takes 2 hrs for the SG & PH to match then wait it out. Time has little to do with whether or not the animals have acclimated properly.
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