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Old 07-27-2011, 12:17 AM   #11
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I'm talking about stores and stuff, but pour most of the water from the bag into a bucket leave enough water for the fish to have some then just dump it in.
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Old 07-27-2011, 10:05 AM   #12
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I'm talking about stores and stuff, but pour most of the water from the bag into a bucket leave enough water for the fish to have some then just dump it in.
So you dump some of their water in your tank?Even though no telling what is in their water.
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Old 07-27-2011, 10:51 AM   #13
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If you properly acclimate, very little of the store's water is left.

But then of course you ARE quaranteening the fish and corals in your QT anyway. Right? Right?!
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I have never drip acclimated my fish (which is probably wrong I know) but i will usually take out like half cup of water that the fish came in and pour half cup of my water in. I do this couple times never had issue. After couple times doing this most of the water in the bag is from your aquarium so then it should ne okay to just pour in with the fish.
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Old 07-27-2011, 10:58 AM   #15
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I have never drip acclimated my fish (which is probably wrong I know) but i will usually take out like half cup of water that the fish came in and pour half cup of my water in. I do this couple times never had issue. After couple times doing this most of the water in the bag is from your aquarium so then it should ne okay to just pour in with the fish.
That's what I use to do, I only drip for inverts really. Everything else I float, or float add water and release.
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You will get away with that until you buy an expensive fish.

Also, if you do not QT, the last fish you buy will crash the tank.

Murphys laws of reefkeeping.
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You will get away with that until you buy an expensive fish.

Also, if you do not QT, the last fish you buy will crash the tank.

Murphys laws of reefkeeping.
Yes yes, love hearing that, thanks for pointing it out because it slipped my mind. On the same note if you see a fish u really like, hold that impulse buy and ask if the LFS can hold it for a week or two (mostly on newly added stock) so you can see if it has any problems.
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Also ALWAYS ask to see the fish eat.
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Old 07-27-2011, 11:09 AM   #19
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Well knock on wood but Murphy has not laid his law down on me yet. : )
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Well knock on wood but Murphy has not laid his law down on me yet. : )

LOL Murphy caught me a little over a month ago. I lost 6 fish, some expensive too. I also lost my very first SW fish, a pair of ORA B&W clowns. :-(

I'm in the process of setting up a qt now for my 125g's new additions when I get them. You never know what the fish may bring into the tank, I'm lucky I didn't lose everything.

Been there done that is my two cents, try to get a 10g tank for QT it isnt really that much more money when you look at the price you've paid so far for your system.
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