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Old 07-16-2011, 10:41 AM   #1921
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I didn't catch that part in the article. lol It's only been about 3 weeks.
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Old 07-16-2011, 12:33 PM   #1922
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Just wanted to say I love reading all your posts! Being new I am interested in all you have to say. I pored last week that my two clowns died suddenly, then my wrasse the next day. I got them at the same time. I also have two skunk cleaner shrimp(I love them)!! That have been doing very well. Could the fish have died a few days after purchase. Maybe because I didn't acclimate them well enough? I was kinda rushed, and didn't take a lot of time.
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Old 07-16-2011, 12:37 PM   #1923
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Thanks so much!

I usually acclimate for at least 2 hours for fish and longer for inverts like shrimp.

That could def be an issue with your situation. Is your water all good? No ammonia or nitrites? A tad of nitrates?

I loved my cleaner shrimp, all five that I HAD. They are now all gone. Still not sure who the guilty party is, my pistol shrimp or my Tang. lol
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I am sad to say, I only acclimated half hour. Do you float the bag, or drip method for your fish? I was doing a pwc the other day, wanted the water warm enough so put a tank heater in a home depot bucket. Good lord!! Must of had a small crack in the heater! It started snapping and smoking and looked like it was shooting out lightening! I quickly unplugged the heater. But was very scary!!! Good thing no fish in bucket!
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Old 07-16-2011, 01:24 PM   #1925
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I float the bag for about 20 minutes then I put them in a separate container and add water little bit by little bit over the course of about 2 hours. You pretty much want most of the water in the bag/container to be your tank water by the time youre done. Even if it means dumping some out of the bag/container then resuming adding tank water.
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I also float the bag for 20-30 minutes and then drip acclimate. I bought some standard air tubing, a valve that controls the flow (I forgot what it's called). This way I can regulate the drip speed easily. I keep the drip until the water volume doubles, then discard half and go on with the acclimation. LA instruct that after the water volume doubles twice which takes about 2 hours, the fish can be transferred to the tank. I hope this is a more or less coherent description of what I do.
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I wanna say its called a gang valve but I think that's only the name of the multiple ones
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You can also use regular airline tubing and tie a knot in it to restrict the water flow to what you want, a few drops a second.
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Thank you guys! I will do that!
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I personally use a mini turkey baster, just drip in 2-3 ml every 10-15 minutes
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