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Old 07-28-2005, 11:27 AM   #1
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Drip acclimation with small tanks!?

I have a question on the drip method and a small tank (12gal.)!

Let's say you drip for 2 hours into the bag the coral is in ... since I don't know anyone that would actually want to dump that micture of water back into their tank (water from the LFS and your tank mixed) after acclimating ... what do you do to maintain your water level during the acclimation period? I would think with 2 hours of drip you could probably loose a couple quarts if not a gallon correct?

Do you just refill with well mixed SW as you acclimate?

I have not had any problems acclimating with my 29gal, but that tank has twice the water volume as the 12!!!


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Sounds reasonable to me. I don't have that problem because I running a larger tank and topping off with fresh water doesn't really effect the overall salinity. In your case I would have a SW mix made and use it to replenish the lost water.
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That's what I was thinking ... I just wasn't sure about it!

Any other ideas?
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Old 07-28-2005, 03:29 PM   #4
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Well its a partial water chane of about 10% shouldn't be bad...
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