When possible try to find a local LFS
that is not a chain store and where the owner specializes in SW
only.Where I am at I am fortunate in that regard.I am able to order the fish I want and go to the LFS
and get the fish as the owner gets back from the airport with the shipment.That cuts out one stressed procedure in that the local LFS
doesn't have to acclimate the fish in his tank.I acclimate straight to mine from the wholesaler.
Also make sure once acclimated at your house take the fish from the bag with your hand and place it in your tank.Do not let the water from the bag go in your tank.Naturally with some species you would use a net instead of your hand.
Also I firmly believe you should run a uv
sterilizer 24/7.I know many don't agree.