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Old 09-03-2004, 09:44 AM   #1
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Aarons bucket acclimation method

I have several Inverts coming in by Fedex here anytime now today. and I remember Aaron saying to acclimate critters in a 5 gallon bucket, dripping water in over a period of several hrs.

1: could I put all these critters together in the bucket?

SW - Scarlet Reef Hermit Crab 12
SW - Margarita Snail 24
SW - Dwarf Red Tip Hermit Crab 35
SW - Abalone, Tropical - Medium 2

2:What are the details on the acclimation method exactly?

3: I wanted (need) to do my water change at the same time. also need to change the active media (phos-zorb) and (chem-pure) in My Fluval 404. Can I clean the filter today or should I wait to clean the filter a day or two?


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Old 09-03-2004, 10:44 AM   #2
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I normally drip mine in the same container. Only exception would be that some things require a longer acclimation. I think you are ok on those critters. The article in the articles section goes into pretty good detail.
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