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Old 05-10-2004, 08:22 PM   #1
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Do I need to drip acclimate my inverts?

My tank just finished cycling, so I bought two Atlantic turbo snails and two hermits. I have them floating in my main tank for now. Do I need to drip acclimate them? If not, how long should they float before I put them in the tank?

Also, I did not do a water change after my tank cycled. Should I still do this?

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It is recommended to drip acclimate inverts. In general, they are more sensitive than fish to changes in water parameters. I'd do a 25% water change tomorrow, get those inverts in and settled first.
PS- Most people drip acclimate all new live stock. Good luck.
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Thanks! I am drip acclimating them right now!
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i drip every thing. every thing drips for 2 hours. if i got a starfish it would go for over 8.
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Same as WasOrks15. I drip everything. I don't do the full 2 hours. But i do at least 45 min to and hour. Star fish and things that are more delicate i drip longer.
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Old 05-10-2004, 09:58 PM   #6
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Thanks for everyone's advice. I am still dripping at the moment. It's not as difficult as I thought! I should just throw away the water that I am dripping after I am finished, right? I didn't think it would be a good idea to put it back in my tank since it will be mixed with the LFS water.

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Yes, discard all of the water used for acclimating.
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Old 05-10-2004, 10:38 PM   #8
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