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Old 07-12-2013, 09:10 PM   #11
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But..if you poked a hole into the bag while its floating on your tank wouldn't that leak the bag water? Or maybe I'm just not functioning it right haha
It does, but the place I by fish from are high grad, they medicate for anything and everything, there at the top of the top for Fish keeping
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Old 07-12-2013, 09:26 PM   #12
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It does, but the place I by fish from are high grad, they medicate for anything and everything, there at the top of the top for Fish keeping
Lucky!!!! I live far from town so all I got is my local petco. They have quite a good stocking of fishes but I don't like the idea of their water touching mines. Haha
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Old 07-12-2013, 09:27 PM   #13
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About a half hour or so.
Sounds good! I'll either try that method or the drip method..not sure yet.
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I want to do that, but I heard it could take up to 2 hours :\ all you need is airline tubing?
It depends how fast the drip from the airline is. Normally you can double or triple the bag water in 20-30 minutes. For really sensitive fish and inverts you can slow the flow and make it take longer. You can tie knots in the tube to slow the flow to what you want it. I use a clothes peg There are how-to videos on youtube.
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I use the drop and plop method and haven't lost fish yet. I read an article on TPT about it. I don't think there's a right or wrong way to acclimate. Everyone has a preference and a reason backing it.
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I use the drop and plop method and haven't lost fish yet. I read an article on TPT about it. I don't think there's a right or wrong way to acclimate. Everyone has a preference and a reason backing it.
What is the "drop and plop" method? I'm assuming you just put them in..
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It depends how fast the drip from the airline is. Normally you can double or triple the bag water in 20-30 minutes. For really sensitive fish and inverts you can slow the flow and make it take longer. You can tie knots in the tube to slow the flow to what you want it. I use a clothes peg There are how-to videos on youtube.
Ahh, I think the panda cories would appreciate that! Thank you, I'll have a look into it! (:
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What is the "drop and plop" method? I'm assuming you just put them in..
Yeah I open the bag, sand dump the whole bag into a bucket, scoop the fish and directly to the tank.

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http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...05#post3553505
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Yeah I open the bag, sand dump the whole bag into a bucket, scoop the fish and directly to the tank.

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Wow o.o what kind of fishes have you done that with so far?
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Wow o.o what kind of fishes have you done that with so far?
Rummynose, blue rams, Otos. Neon tetras sometime I lose Otos but In my experience it has been from poor pet store stock.
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