Acclimation is always mentioned. First u float the bag, then drip acclimate. However, I have been noticing something as I research this hobby. I have been visiting 7 of the Saltwater specialty LFS
' in my area. As they receive new fish and coral, none acclimate. Other than floating the bags, they simply put the new items into their various tanks. Whether its a touchy shrimp, a batch of clowns, or a pieces of coral. Again, none drip acclimate nor dip. Only float to temp acclimate. True, I feel some are better shops than others, but ALL follow this practice.
I'm very new, so of course, I take great pains to acclimate. But why go to the trouble if they weren't acclimated by the LFS
? I'm confused.