I went to the LFS
today and told them what happened. They agreed to exchange them for me. I had to work tonight so I told them I'd be back tomorrow. They have a different test kit than I do, so they're going to test my water also. I told them I drip acclimated them. They also think this may have been a factor. They told me the best method to use is the one I've always used with my FW
tanks.....Float the bag 20 min, add small amounts of water every 5-10 minutes for the next 45 minutes, place item in the tank and throw out the bag water.
I will be using the latter method to acclimate my xenia tomorrow. Depending on what my levels read with their test kit, I may have them hold them there till my nitrAtes are lower. The test for my nitrAtes is hard to read, so I'm not sure if my NitrAtes are closer to 10 or 20.
I brought the xenia back to the LFS
before I left for work. They were def still alive, just not pulsing.
We'll see what happens tomorrow. Thanx for all your help guys
I'll check in tomorrow and let you know what happens.