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Old 01-22-2013, 12:35 AM   #1
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how do you drop acclimate

Ok I know saltwater fish need to be acclimated different than fresh water. I have a suction cup for airline. I have air line and a small gang valve. How do you drop acclimate . I get you put the fish and water in a container and set the water dripping into the container from the tank. How long? And then my tank will be low on water do I put bucket water in my tank to fill it up or just run it low until water change time
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Its drip acclimate* and you need water dripping from the tank to the new fish's bag at about 1 drop per second. I wouldnt reuse the water because it is mixed with the water that the fish store used so i just throw it out. I usually acclimate for an hour or an hour and a half
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Yeah I know its drip when I type it my phone corrects drip to drop lol
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So I don't take it out of the bag?
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I do a drip about a hour hour and a half tops
I also use a 1 gal pail put the bag in pail so when it overflows it goes in pail not on floor
than I dump the bag into pail so I can scoop up the fish and add to my tank in a net
dump pail out in sink than add plain RO water to tank to replace water I drained to acclimate
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Old 01-22-2013, 01:48 AM   #6
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If you fill with ro to replace what you took out doesn't that lower the salinity?
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that little bit will be ok
its only about a half gallon
you'll see almost no change
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Ooh ok I want sure if that would affect the salt level or not
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it will change but not enough to notice it
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Old 01-22-2013, 02:09 AM   #10
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Ok cool it will be a long time before I can get fish. Just doing research.
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