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Old 06-15-2005, 03:10 PM   #11
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Here is a link to the ammonia and pH connection.

http://www.ca.uky.edu/wkrec/pH-Ammonia.htm
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I drip acclimate everything too. No problems, no fish laying on their side and as soon as they are introduced into the aquarium they are swimming just fine and even looking for food.
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I believe the extra oxygen added by placing an airstone in the shipping bag spikes the pH, not the ammonia. I can't see a chemistry way of oxygen affecting the ammonia since oxygen is not part of the ammonia molecule.

I have acclimated fish both ways ( floating and drip) and I must say that I now drip everything. It seems less stressful to the fish and they enter the tank as if they have always been there. Drip brings them up to temp and allows them to adjust to the new pH and the salinity.

By the way - your question is just gave me an idea for a chemistry lab for my classes next year. Thanks. Kudos

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What exactly will be the purpose of this experiment? It would be cool though if I had teachers that kept SW fish in the classroom
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Nice idea about the prime Steve!
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Nice idea about the prime Steve!
I thought so too. I think I may alter my acclimation method some in the future...
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What exactly will be the purpose of this experiment? It would be cool though if I had teachers that kept SW fish in the classroom
I can think of several but one would be having the kids monitor the pH of a solution while having an airstone and pump oxygenating the water. THey would then plot the data and look for spikes. We could even connect a computer data collection system to a pH probe and collect data from a running aquarium 24 - 7 and look for pH fluctuations throughout the day and night.

I could go on and on, but am afraid I would bore you to tears.



As for a saltwater tank in the classroom - I've considered it. It would make a really great long term data collection project for the kids. Only problem is the summer time and what to do with the fish. I may still do it and stock it with a goby and a few chromis. These I could alwys bring home.
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