Originally Posted by Shirtlessbill
It's awesome you have such experience. Again, never said anything to debunk the method that most if us use (due to years if trial and error of hobbyists before us) just was pointing out something interesting in relation to the point. Here is a company that uses it's aquaculture practices to prepare its livestock for extreme shipping conditions. At no point did I say anything to undermine any of our known good practices. I hope I never came across as such
Maybe the theory is that of "Survival of the fittest." If the fittest survives these tests only the best quality livestock will reach the maybe more novice tank owners & will survive the acclimation. Makes sense. Sounds like extra work. But it's probably kinda like LFS
's that quarantine before selling livestock. They make sure they're only selling quality animals & it's probably just downright a better way to do business.
But I also believe having the knowledge of appropriate acclimation. I knew inverts were sensitive & thought I was doing the right thing. Sucks that LFS
's don't guarantee saltwater just pass the risk & cost to the customer who may just get frustrated, buy from another store or quit their tank all together.