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Old 01-24-2006, 11:01 AM   #11
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I think the length of time "required" to acclimate your fish depends entirely on the differences between your water parameters and that which is in the bag. For instance, the LFS I have closest to me, keeps their tanks at 1.019 , my tank levels are 1.025. It takes me roughly 4-5 hours drip acclimating them. My shipments from liveaquaria take around 2-3 hours. Unless you check the water in the bag for differences in salinity and ph, you really cannot just say "one hour is enough, 3 hours is too much etc..."

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Old 01-24-2006, 02:12 PM   #12
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Well I have started keeping my tank SG at the same level as the fish place that i get them from. Their PH is usualy around 8.2 i beleive. I would have to look through my records. I do see what your saying though and makes perfect sense. Somoene told me a small fish in the the bag for 2-3 hours will stress him and cuase to much harm to him. Now that I think of it, id rather him be stressed then be put in a different enviroment and become stressed anyways and die :-\ Either way this fish didnt show any signs of being stressed so I dont know whats going on.

One good thing is I have trained my clown to eat out of my hand lol. Helps keep the excess flakes floating around, down.


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Old 01-24-2006, 06:18 PM   #13
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ellisz I am very much into corals, in fact it is the only thing that hasnt died on me yet lol. I dont have many and my lighting isnt the best but I can keep some softies. Let me know what you got and I might be interested in some frags in a couple weeks when I make sure the tank is settled and not going to kill anything else.
I have a lot of softies - leathers and zoos. I have light blue candy cane as well. I have some other lps and sps too.

montipora cap - orange
monitpora digitata - purple
staghorn acro - green

and a few other things.

let me know.
*180 gal Display, 100 gal basement sump, 33 gal refugium, 3x250 MH, 2x160 VHO actinics, zoos, some softies, LPS & lots of acros and other SPS.
*100 gal prop tank plumbed into main system w/ 2x96 PC lights and 1x150 MH,
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Old 01-24-2006, 06:24 PM   #14
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dont give up, just give it some time.

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