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Old 03-19-2004, 03:32 PM   #1
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Acclimating a full FW Molly and Fiddler into SW

I have some molly fry and perhaps a fiddler that I'd like to introduce to my SW tank from my FW tank, Just one or two until I can get my other fish in there.

I was just curious, how would I go about aclimating them?


Drip method? Tie the airhose so they only drip about 1 ever second or two and give them overnight?

Or what?


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Old 03-19-2004, 05:21 PM   #2
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do not know if a bw fish will do well in a sw tank. i think the water has too much salt in it for them to live. but i could be wrong
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Old 03-19-2004, 05:27 PM   #3
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Mollies can survive from FW all the way to SW.
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Not sure why you would want to take up limited stock space in your setup, but you have the right idea on acclimation only I would do it over a longer period. Days instead of hours raising the SG only 1-2 per day. Although the mollie can survive in SW if you do it to quickly it may shock and kill them.

Then if you choose to take them out you will have to reverse the process.
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Old 03-19-2004, 05:50 PM   #5
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I had mollies in my SW tank. When I acclimated them, I left bag in water for 15-20 mins until temp was about the same. Then I would add 1/2-1 cup of water from the tank every ten minutes. I probably added 3 cups before i added them to tank. Never lost a one doing that. Now going from SW to FW, I havent been so lucky.
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Old 03-19-2004, 06:16 PM   #6
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Not sure why you would want to take up limited stock space in your setup, but you have the right idea on acclimation only I would do it over a longer period. Days instead of hours raising the SG only 1-2 per day. Although the mollie can survive in SW if you do it to quickly it may shock and kill them.

Then if you choose to take them out you will have to reverse the process.
I probably won't be able to afford the clowns or watchmen goby I want for a long while, So I wanted to make the tank a little more active.

Maybe I'll just pick up a few more hermits and misc inverts instead..
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Old 03-19-2004, 06:43 PM   #7
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I know it can be frustrating, but patience is the key to the SW hobby.

Hey if you have fry in large amounts do you have an LFS that will buy/trade for them? When I was if FW for a while I supported my hobby/habit but selling live plant cuttings and angel fish.

Whatever you decide to do good luck,
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I've only got 15 fry.

and ontop of that, they already have hundreds of mollies in their tanks. So its not like they'd give me a special deal cause they didn't have any or anything.
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Yeah, I was dealing with smaller LFS.
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Never heard about that before lol
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