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Old 06-03-2004, 11:47 AM   #11
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No you don't need to acclimate him to the dip.
Just make sure the ph and temp match.
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Old 06-03-2004, 11:50 AM   #12
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Okie, and do I then need to acclimate him to my main tank, after the dip?
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Old 06-03-2004, 12:20 PM   #13
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If you are using tank water in your qt tank, I don't think so. Just compare the temp and PH in your main and qt to make sure they are at least very close.
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Old 06-03-2004, 12:24 PM   #14
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They are close - Salinity is about 0.001 higher in my QT though - 1.024 rather than 1.023 in my main tank.

Should I fill another smaller (10gal) tank with the dip water, or is that too much?
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He's been in QT for 5 days (fine except not eating), and I'm considering doing the FW dip tonight, depending on how the rest of today goes.

If I do the dip and then put him in my main tank, what are the chances he'll introduce something into my main tank, after the dip?
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They are close - Salinity is about 0.001 higher in my QT though - 1.024 rather than 1.023 in my main tank.

Should I fill another smaller (10gal) tank with the dip water, or is that too much?
A bucket would work fine.
As far as intrducing something in your tank, it is hard to tell. That would be the chance you take with a shortened qt peroid.
The dip will help, but not assure.
Good luck!!
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Old 06-03-2004, 01:39 PM   #17
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WELL...I just saw him eat in my QT for the first time today! He also seems a lot less frightened by my presence - he even nicked a bit of food from my banggai!!

I really want to put some Nori in my QT, but everywhere I've tried is out of stock. Will try a bit of lettuce tonight...

How important is Nori for him to "graze" on for a couple of hours each day, as long as he's eating a balanced diet (frozen food - veggies, mysis, gamma, brineshrimp)?

Anyway, (touch wood!) things may be looking up, looks like I may not need that dip after all
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Great news!!! Keeping fingers crossed.
The nori would be nice, but if he's eating something else stay with it.
Excellent!!
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It's just with him piking all day at the bottom/sides of the tank, that I think he might want something to "graze" on. Will not putting anything in there (except his daily feeding) do any harm?
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