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Old 10-22-2011, 03:46 PM   #1
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Acclimate?

Is it really necessary to acclimate snails n hermit crabs? I do, I'm just wondering what other ppl think
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Old 10-22-2011, 04:47 PM   #2
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I just put them in the tank while they're still in their bags to temp acclimate. After 15 mins, in they go.
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Old 10-22-2011, 04:49 PM   #3
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I usually just do drip acclimation in the same container with whatever else I bought. If I only bought the CUC I would only temp acclimate.
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Old 10-23-2011, 09:20 AM   #4
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I usually drip also. This time with just the cuc I just acclimated for awhile. Hopefully they will be ok
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Old 10-23-2011, 09:26 AM   #5
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I acclimate the CUC. I use the water in the bag method, after floating. (I probably would have used drip, but didn't have the equipment at the time). You probably don't have to use the water in the bag method, but I do just to be safe.
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Old 10-23-2011, 10:46 AM   #6
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If a snail flipped on it's back, can it turn it's self back over or do u have flip it?
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Depends my snails get flipped over some times and most of the time they will flip themselves back over and some times I have to flip it myself.
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it depends what kind of snails you bought. astrea snails can't flip back over.
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Margarita snails
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they are colder water snails and tend to not live as long in reef temps as other snails, but i can't recall if they can right themselves or not. you'll have to watch and see.
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