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Old 03-26-2014, 06:35 AM   #11
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Best way I've acclimatised fish is got them home and put them straight in the tank no drip at all always had success more so than the drip method I think this adds more stress to the fish rather than giving them somewhere to hide instantly but just my method I wouldn't say this is the best method but works for me! And I've got a copperband eating frozen out my hand so doing something right
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Old 03-26-2014, 08:43 AM   #12
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Best way I've acclimatised fish is got them home and put them straight in the tank no drip at all always had success more so than the drip method I think this adds more stress to the fish rather than giving them somewhere to hide instantly but just my method I wouldn't say this is the best method but works for me! And I've got a copperband eating frozen out my hand so doing something right

Not the best way at all, please no one do this
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I said it's what works best for me I haven't lost a single fish in 3 years using this method but I have when I've dripped them over three years ago I have manderins copperband wrasses clowns bennies dwarf angels all added straight to tank and are thriving as are my corals
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After the drip I add the new fish after lights out to a well fed tank. This gives the new fish a twilight time in the morning to find its way around and meet its new tank mates. Good luck!
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I always drip. I have a small plastic tank I had in college that I use to drip acclimate into. Some old airline tubing that has several loose knots in it so the flow is adjusted to my liking. Has worked out great.
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If you're using air line tubing with knots in it, do you just start a siphon by sucking on it to start the drips?
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