Fish are here! I received a 30gal CUC, 2 Percula Clown, and 1 Yellowhead Jawfish. So it's been a few days but I wanted to make sure that the fish were going to make it. I got them through LiveAquaria.com and I was very impressed with the packaging. I tried to stay up and wait for the delivery but I ended up falling asleep, and woke up to them waiting outside (thankfully the temperature that day was 74°F). They were packed snug and even had a heat pack on top of them.
Before I opened the box, I setup my acclimation chambers in front of the tank. A bucket for each fish and the last for the CUC. Then I cut a 25ft airline tube into 4 pieces and tied a knot at the end to regulate the flow. I had I kept the bar lights on really low while I acclimated the fish (only lights in the room).
(Jan 19, 2011)
I did just as the instructions, um... instructed. The whole acclimation process, from floating them in the water to putting them into the tank took about 2 hours; which was about 7pm.
The snails/hermit crabs and clown fish took right off looking around the buckets and seemed excited once in the tank. However, the Jawfish looked almost dead in the bucket and was curled up like a horseshoe, which made me nervous. He was the last member added to the tank and when I tried to catch him he swam furiously away from the cup (which made me feel better because he felt strong and healthy, just didn't look it). When I placed him into the tank he stayed in his "horseshoe" form and just floated into the back corner of the tank.