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Old 04-21-2011, 12:48 PM   #1
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how to set up drip aclimater

hello once agian my nanos all good to go cycling tuesday granted fedex gets here in time. for when i get fish and corals i want to be able to drip aclimate i have airline tubing but at petsmart i see these air check valves there plastic and have screw tops to adjust air flow are those what i need? also how would i set it up if those are the valve things i need
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Old 04-21-2011, 12:51 PM   #2
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You can just take the airline tubibg and make a knot in it and tighten the knot less or more to get a good drip out of it.

Nice and simple
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so i dont even need those valves nice i need to get some suction cups though. is it better to drip acclimate all fish coral etc
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I usually just drip inverts
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Old 04-21-2011, 12:57 PM   #5
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In my SW I drip just my fish. I temperature acclimate the corals and then put them in. i've been looking at coral dips lately so I might add that to my process.

I'm not sure what I'm gonna do with my 10g when it goes empty, I can use it for a SW qt tank or make a happy fish tank or try to grow pods for a mandarin. LOL I know I should have a qt though...
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My lfs gave me a bottle of coral dip for free the brand is Kent
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Old 04-21-2011, 12:59 PM   #7
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In my SW I drip just my fish. I temperature acclimate the corals and then put them in. i've been looking at coral dips lately so I might add that to my process.

I'm not sure what I'm gonna do with my 10g when it goes empty, I can use it for a SW qt tank or make a happy fish tank or try to grow pods for a mandarin. LOL I know I should have a qt though...
so many options! so really.only fiish need drip i really thought it was corals who needed it. also whats a dip do exactly
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a dip can kill worms and nudibranchs and other bad things that may hitch a ride on a coral.

If you get shrimp you have to drip them too, and for a LONG time, they are very sensitive.

CUC I just temp acclimate and in they go
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a dip can kill worms and nudibranchs and other bad things that may hitch a ride on a coral.

If you get shrimp you have to drip them too, and for a LONG time, they are very sensitive.

CUC I just temp acclimate and in they go
will deff invest in dip for corals i tested out the drip with the sw works 1-3 drips a second i wasnt paying attention and got a mouth full of sw blech! why are shrimps so senesitive?
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Got me buddy, just how they are. they are pretty delicate little things though.
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