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Old 11-13-2011, 05:57 PM   #1
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Starfish Acclimation

I am planning on moving my starfish from one tank to the other. How long should I acclimate the starfish for. I believe you acclimate longer than normal.
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I would do it for about 45 minutes to ensure the water is the same. Do you drip acclimate?
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I use a shot glass full of new tank water into a container with the starfish and old tank water. I add a shot glass about every five minutes
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Ok then. Drip is better for stars cause they are really sensitive to change in water. But just make sure to test salinity and temp to make sure they are the same before adding it to the new tank. Also, remember as little as possible, preferably no contact with the air
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yeah, no air is gonna be the hardest part but i have kinda of an idea
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yeah, no air is gonna be the hardest part but i have kinda of an idea
As long as you know nothing is bad in your other tank (and I wouldn't usually recommend this) you could acclimate in a safe dish and then float it in the new tank and when it's time to switch over take it right to the water line and scoop out the star
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that's exactly what i as planning on doing. I know there is nothing bad in the tank the star is currently in so i figured a lil water wouldnt hurt.
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