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Old 03-09-2013, 04:19 PM   #1
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Acclimating Help

Hey everyone. I just picke up a small bubble tip, two mushrooms, and I think there's an emerald crab in the rock. How should I acclimate them? They are going into my 8 gallon pico. Thanks!
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Old 03-09-2013, 04:36 PM   #2
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*bump. Not trying to be pushy or anything, I just don't want them to sit in a bowl too long.
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Old 03-09-2013, 04:44 PM   #3
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U could probably float the bag of mushrooms and add water by cup over time.....but u said theres an emerald crab and all inverts are very sensative and need long acclimation, therefore if i were u i would drip acclimate both anemone and shrooms/crab, take a bucket and dump the bag in it. If the water is too shallow lean the bucket using a prop such as a phone book and lean it on the stand etc so that tge water goes to an area deep enough for both items to be senerged in water...then take a airline and siphone it to the bucket( one end in the tank, suck on the tube so that water starts to siphone and then place in bucket) then tie the airline in a knot so that u get one to two drops per second, let it sit for about 2 - 3 hours and your good....btw your going to need saltwater to replace the used water
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I use extra airline tubing with some loose knots tied into it and drip acclimate for a couple of hours.
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I use extra airline tubing with some loose knots tied into it and drip acclimate for a couple of hours.
+1 . The cheapest and simplest way to acclimate.
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Thank you everyone. I have been dripping for about an hour and everything's going fine. The bubble-tip is even opening. I think I'll wait a little longer to put them in.
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once things settle in take a pict we love picts
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Old 03-10-2013, 12:08 PM   #8
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Here's one of the shrooms. He's still mad though.

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Here's the other shroom. He's happier than the other one.

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And last but not least, the baby bubble tip. He's not fully open but that's just because the lights haven't been on very long.

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