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Old 09-19-2011, 10:58 AM   #11
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No, not tu put in the tank, I want enough of water to put in my bucket for the drop per drop.
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Old 09-19-2011, 11:01 AM   #12
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Just need enough to cover the fish.... not a lot.
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Old 09-19-2011, 11:03 AM   #13
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Ok....so someting like 4 inches of water in my bucket would be enough? Then I add drop per drop for like 2 hours then add them in the tank? (without the LFS water :P )
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Old 09-19-2011, 11:05 AM   #14
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I would do a quarantine tank before you put them in the display tank. And temp acclimate them in tank for 15-20 min before you drip them.
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Old 09-19-2011, 11:09 AM   #15
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Well since I don't have fish yet in the tank, I will not quarantine them, put I have a spare 10g I will use for quarantine when I add more fish. So, i'll use the drop per drop in my bucket for 2 hours, then put them back in the back, temp acclimate them in the tank and them drip them.
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Yep, float the bag for about twenty minutes. the put the fish in your bucket and slowly add the tank water over a period of at least an hour. If your bucket gets too full just dump some out and continue.

I use a small painters bucket from hoem depot, its about 4 qts and is a GREAT acclimation vessel. I have several just for this purpose. that way the fish has some water in the bucket so its not laying on its side. lol

A 5g bucket is quite big btw, if thats what you intend on using.
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Old 09-19-2011, 11:33 AM   #17
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No it's a small 2 1/2g bucket
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Old 09-19-2011, 11:36 AM   #18
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That will work fine...
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I cross my fingers I put so much time and money in there, I want it to work perfectly! My readings were the same this morning, smells like Nemos this weekend!
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Do I need to acclimate snails and hermits like this when I add them?
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