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Old 02-16-2004, 10:08 PM   #1
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Acclimation

Wondering what people do with new livestock

drip acclimation
pouring 1 cup of your water in bag
freshwater dip

Also how many use QT or do you put livestock directly into display tank?
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Old 02-16-2004, 10:16 PM   #2
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Most people drip acclimate. I myself drip acclimate eveyrhing for even longer than recomended. It's so easy to do why risk harming/killing a new specimen.

IMO a Q tank is a MUST!! Belive me, sooner or later you will get burnt if you keep adding fish to your display tank. If you're worried about cost just use a cheap rubbermaid container w/ a cheap filter a decent heater and a couple pieces of PVC for the fish to hide in/around. You don't need anything fancy or elaborate to be functional.
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Old 02-16-2004, 10:22 PM   #3
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Drip acclimate and quarantine
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well i did just do 1/2 cup every 10 min 3x untill i did more reading on the drip. it takes less work and i think it is better on the fish.
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it takes less work and i think it is better on the fish.

Which is better on the fish?
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What is drip acclimate? Sorry newbee here
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I have always put my livestock into a QT. When it was ready to be put into the display tank, I drip acclimated him. I've never lost a fish that way, and it rarely even seems to be stressed when it is acclimated him that way.
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