Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 01-29-2013, 01:59 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
FishDaAx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 398
pH between the LFS and my aquarium

So fish do best when the pH level is not messed with. So will me transferring the fish from the pet store bag to my tank hurt my fish? My pH level is higher than that of the LFS so I am worried that will shock the fish. Is there a way to combat this?
__________________

__________________
FishDaAx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2013, 02:11 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
jcolon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Long Island NY
Posts: 3,470
Send a message via AIM to jcolon Send a message via Skype™ to jcolon
Quote:
Originally Posted by FishDaAx View Post
So fish do best when the pH level is not messed with. So will me transferring the fish from the pet store bag to my tank hurt my fish? My pH level is higher than that of the LFS so I am worried that will shock the fish. Is there a way to combat this?
Ah! ... That's were properly acclimating your fish comes in. Drip acclimation's the way to go! Plenty of Youtube videos on it, but basically you run a thin plastic tube .. like an airline tube from your tank into a little bucket or pot that's holding your LFS purchase with it's water. Check the link below

How to Drip Acclimate Fish or Corals - YouTube
__________________

__________________
75g Planted Barbs Denison, BlackRuby, Tiger, Albino Tiger, Green Tiger, Cherry, Gold, Checkered, Odessa.
NonBarbs Cardinal, Neon, RummyNose, Bloodfin Tetras, Z. Danios. 1RTS. Amano, Bamboo, Ghost & RCS. 20g Long Shrimp Tank RCS, Tiger, Amano.
jcolon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2013, 02:43 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
FishDaAx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 398
Quote:
Originally Posted by jcolon View Post

Ah! ... That's were properly acclimating your fish comes in. Drip acclimation's the way to go! Plenty of Youtube videos on it, but basically you run a thin plastic tube .. like an airline tube from your tank into a little bucket or pot that's holding your LFS purchase with it's water. Check the link below

How to Drip Acclimate Fish or Corals - YouTube
Hey thanks! Never heard of drip acclimation! Thanks for the video link. Ill check it out and do that for now on!
__________________
FishDaAx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2013, 03:52 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
jcolon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Long Island NY
Posts: 3,470
Send a message via AIM to jcolon Send a message via Skype™ to jcolon
It'll give any new stock a better shot of adjusting to your tank. It's still no guarantee, especially with sensitive fish like neon or rummynose tetras, but I don't think there's an experienced member that wouldn't recommend drip acclimation. I do mine a max of three hours to a min of one hour (shrimp).
__________________
75g Planted Barbs Denison, BlackRuby, Tiger, Albino Tiger, Green Tiger, Cherry, Gold, Checkered, Odessa.
NonBarbs Cardinal, Neon, RummyNose, Bloodfin Tetras, Z. Danios. 1RTS. Amano, Bamboo, Ghost & RCS. 20g Long Shrimp Tank RCS, Tiger, Amano.
jcolon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2013, 04:57 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Whitestone, Queens, NY
Posts: 592
+1 for drip acclimation! 1-3hrs... 2hrs seems to be a pretty sweet spot for most FW ive come across.
__________________
"Never argue with a idiot, they will drag you down to there level then beat you with experience." "One never needs their humor as much a when they argue with a fool."
Andrewz00 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
lfs

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:51 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×