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Old 05-10-2005, 01:15 AM   #11
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My tank is 125 Gallons 80 lbs LS and 15 lbs LR. Its been running for 2 months before i added any fish just had the shrimp and LR,LS.

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One more thing to note. No matter how long the acclimation process the important things to check before releasing the critter are pH & SG. You want those to match before release. If they don't match drip (or otherwise acclimate) longer. The slower, more gradual the transition the better, especially if these numbers are off drastically to start with. I have a pH meter and a refractometer which makes getting a baseline and testing along the way very easy. If the parms match right away great and if they don't then I acclimate until they do match. Hopefully (?!) all of your damsels make it!
Now that was the amazing part of all this. I do not understand how the damels from the LFS survive when i dumped in the bucket the PH measured from PH Monitor was 7.0. so it took a long time for it to get to 8.0 thru the drip
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Old 05-10-2005, 08:09 AM   #12
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Can someone explain how to do this drip method. We always just float the bag and add a little water over the course of a few hours.

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Old 05-10-2005, 08:14 AM   #13
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Well, you take a peice of airline hose and get a syphon going, then tie a knot in the line to slow it down. Tighten the knot to get a good slow drip. Then you put your critter in a bucket and have the line drip into it.
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Thanks! we will have to try that when we are ready to add fish back into our tank.
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3 Pendent Lights w/ 250K each
wave machine w/ 6 power head

2 P. Clowns, 1 Tomini Bristletooth Tang, 4 Shrimps, 4 emenaral crabs & lots of other snails & hermit crabs
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