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Old 01-25-2012, 07:36 PM   #11
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Ok, my faith in my favorite coral shop has been restored. I went in today and specifically asked about acclimation. They were nice enough to take me to their back room and allowed me to see all their fish and coral in quarantine before they would be placed on their public floor. I had thought of getting a peppermint shrimp today. They said they had none. Which was true, on their public area. But in back, they had like 10 in quarantine. They wouldn't allow me to buy them yet. I feel so much better!!!!
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Old 01-25-2012, 09:10 PM   #12
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Now thats a really good fish shop
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Old 01-25-2012, 09:23 PM   #13
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Now thats a really good fish shop
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I don't drip acclimate but float and dump(as i like to call it)...I take a 1/4 measuring cup and scoop out from the bag and add from the tank..Do it about 30 x or so over the course of an hour
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When my lfs gets a shipment there's about 20 buckets next to tanks getting dripped, I can't see inverts lasting long w/ large ph swings by not acclimating, sounds just like that tanked tv show where they just dump the fish into an uncycled tank! What a joke
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I have taken to floating and then dripping on all fish, shrimp, and clams. Corals, anemones, snails and hermit crabs I float and dump. I used to float and add water, but a lot of times stuff would end up out of the bag too soon this way. I stopped dripping the other stuff based on some things I've read here as well as the advice of one of the places I mailorder from. (I can't afford much at the truly local aquarium shops.) In fact, saltwaterfish.com sends their snails and hermit crabs without water. There are also videos I've seen of reefs which are exposed to the air for hours at a time at low tide, so I have to think as long as my water is "right," dunking them isn't going to hurt a thing.
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