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Old 03-26-2007, 03:56 PM   #11
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I would rather be safe than sorry personally. After shelling out 50-100 bucks for a coral, I'll take the hour or two and drip acclimate.

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Guess it's up to personal opinion. I usually only temperature acclimate with my corals, but depending on the sensitivity of some, I'll drip acclimate. So I do both. Regardless, do not just pop open the bag and drop them in, atleast make sure the temps are correct.


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I just got my Tracking Number from Saltwaterfish.com, and they state "If you have Snails or Hermits in your order you will find they are not shipped with water. You can float them in your aquarium for fifteen minutes and then pour them in."

Shipping with out water??

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They are probably shipped in damp towels. A lof of people ship Zoa's this way.
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Old 03-26-2007, 09:22 PM   #15
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Shipping "dry" is often the preferred method for many animals.
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I think it is best to follow the directions that are provided by the site you ordered from. The ONLY reason I say this is because any guarntees that they may offer on your purchase will most likely be voided if you don't follow their instructions exactly.

I personally drip acclimate my corals for at least an hour after getting the temp right.

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