Originally Posted by Flyingbulldog
I just put the bag in the water to match the temp. Turn the lights on low. Catch a fish in a bet and drop in. My parameters are good. Fish is healthy and why stress out even more. Just drop and put a little prime In the sump. A lot of people do all this work and I think it stresses the fish out more. I just don't add water from other sources, just in case.
very seldom will the water from the bag match yours
that is why you drip acclimate
just soaking the bag and plopping a fish in can add more stress than a drip
the drip gives the fish time to get used to the new water
you will find your fish to be healthier and less likely to encounter ick with this method