The *best* way probably the drip system. Temp acclimate them and then put a heater in the bucket used to drip acclimate them.. Making sure to keep the water up to temp while you're acclimating. Here's the link I mentioned in the other post: http://www.aquariumadvice.com/showqu...q=2&fldAuto=18
That being said, I've had good luck so far using the shotglass every 5m, making sure to test water parameters before releasing the animal.
I would keep the new fish in QT
for 4 weeks. Longer if you discover anything that needs to be treated.
You can keep the sponge from your filter in your sump from your main and just pull it when you're ready to put fish into your QT
. When you start your QT
you can start it using water from your main if the parms are good otherwise use aged (24-48 hrs) new saltwater. I do this as part of a water change.
While they're in QT
(especially if you have many or big fish in there) you will need to carefully monitor ammonia, trite and trate to make sure that they don't climb.
Once they're through the QT
period you want to do the acclimation procedure all over again to move them from QT
to the main. When you're done with the QT
you can break it down or keep it running. Mine is usually running with new SW
that I then use when the time comes for my WC
and then I fill the QT
back up again. I used my QT
most recently to drop some pesky crabs I caught into while they waited to go to their new home.
This is how we all learn. The LFS
just tell you enough to keep you spending senseless amounts of money with them. Here is where you learn to really care for the creatures that you're bringing into your home!