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Old 06-16-2012, 03:04 AM   #11
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No ! This is the best way !!

1) Float the bag in the tank for 15 mintues
2) Put the fish in a bucket
3) get the airline tubing, make sure it drips 2 times a second
4) then let it sit in the water instead of watching in drip !!
-Do not drip because that changes the ph and can shock your fish and just ruin the acclimation!!

5)So let it sit in the water and after 30 minutes take some water out of the bucket so there's more new water from the tank
6) do this for no more than 1hour as 45 minutes
- too long of acclimation will also stress your fish
7)float the bag again for another 15 minutes because when the fish is in the bucket , the temperature changes again do get it to the same temperature again
8) check the salinity and make sure they match
9) never net your fish !! Freaks them out !!!
10) take most of the water out because during acclimation they poop and pee and I don't think you want that going into your tank , so take most of the water out until its a little bit of water and your fish and gently release him in to your tank without exposing him to air ,

11) leave the lights off for a good 4 hours and let him get used to the tank and tank mates , they will not be pleased if they are thrown in a new tank with bight lights and new fish everywhere !!

12) good luck and I know it's a long process but all of it makes sense and a lot of people do it the easy way out but , this is a very safe and smart way , my point is that , THE MORE CAREFUL YOU ARE WHEN YOU ACCLIMATE , THE LONGER YOUR FISH LIVES !!
Kinda belligerent if you ask me, honestly the best way is the way that works best for YOU!!!!!! I have my way you have your way what makes my way wrong? Same thing slightly different technique, doesn't make it wrong. Personally I dump the fish in a 5g bucket and start drip, I then add a small powerhead to mix/ circulate water and a heater to temp match. After time (depends on fish and the species sensitivity) I typically use my hands and transfer fish, in some cases a net is the better choice. I would like to see the previous poster whom this response is aimed at transfer a fox face bare handed. Common sense dictates the proper technique and the bottom line is to make the transition as easy and stress free as possible for "ALL" parties including yourself.
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Old 06-16-2012, 09:12 AM   #12
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well i use a container that the fish would fit in and just use a cup of the water from the bucket that way i didnt touch or net the fish
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Old 06-16-2012, 09:52 AM   #13
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What do you mean by up and running for 3 weeks? Does that mean you set it up 3 weeks ago? Is the tank cycled?
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Old 06-17-2012, 07:00 PM   #14
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Ok so I did the drip cycle with the bag floats for 15 mins the drip cycle in a bucket for 1 hour. Then test sanlity level and they match and let the fish swim in the bucket for about 5 mins after the drip and the put them in the tank. Seem fine in bucket but then I put them in tank with light off and look little stressed with breathing. Will that go away in a bit. Mean seem to swim around the tank no bad and hidden in livr rock. Mean I did a water test and ph 8.2 nitrate 0 nitrite 0 ammonia 0 sanlity 1.025 temp 78
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Old 06-17-2012, 07:21 PM   #15
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I temp for 15min then drip for 1.5hrs and every 1/2hr I take out about 1/4 the water in the acclimation container....my Kenya and zoas just temp acclimated and dropped them in and look fine
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I temp for 15min then drip for 1.5hrs and every 1/2hr I take out about 1/4 the water in the acclimation container....my Kenya and zoas just temp acclimated and dropped them in and look fine
Let me say my salt was the same as my LFS that day
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Old 06-17-2012, 07:28 PM   #17
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Mine was off by .001 there is 1:024 and mine was 1:025. I'm. Just hope a hou drip and then every 20 I. Took quarter of the water out. I was told 45 mins but I did a hour cause least time my drip wasn't right and the damsel die in 4 hours
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Old 06-17-2012, 07:33 PM   #18
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Do u think my damsel will ;live? mean more there mouth alittle like stress was going to try and feed them think that will help?
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Old 06-17-2012, 08:27 PM   #19
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I think he should be fine... I always feed when I put mine in
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Old 06-17-2012, 08:46 PM   #20
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I try to feed them one was eating alittle other kinda breathing little heavy still like stressed and its been a hour and a half in the tanked. What could I do to help that?
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