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Old 07-23-2011, 02:28 AM   #1
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How To Acclimate SW Fish??

I am going to get a SW tank set up soon and I would like to know how you acclimate the fish. I was reading other threads and apparently you do it in a different way than FW fish so can someone explain this to me?
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One could acclimate SW fish, the same was as a FW fish. BUT, the best way to acclimate the SW fish to there new home is by a drip. YouTube shows diffrent ideas on the drip acclimate. The video showing one, is better then reading about it. I put my fish and corals in a big bag in the sump water. That way the temp is the same, and the fish or corals are driped to the new home salt levels.
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Oh hmmm ok I'm gonna watch YouTube videos about then haha thanks for replying
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Ya, no prob!!
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What I always do is float the bag for 30mins and then drip acclimate for 30mins
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I do a temp float for about 20 min then add my fish to a container and then add a small amount of tank water every few minutes over the course of an hour or more. You ideally want the fish to be in mostly tank water when you move him. And never ever dump in the water that the fish came in, net or scoop out the fish and discard the water.
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I do a temp float for about 20 min then add my fish to a container and then add a small amount of tank water every few minutes over the course of an hour or more. You ideally want the fish to be in mostly tank water when you move him. And never ever dump in the water that the fish came in, net or scoop out the fish and discard the water.
I never net unless I absolutely need to, netting takes off the slime coat of fish and can break spines on fish such as lion fish, if the slime coat is off stress levels go up and ick is more likely to infest your fish along with many other problems, always tell your LFS to not net the fish you get as well.
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How do u transfer fish?
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How do u transfer fish?
Catch, bag, acclimate.
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Catch, bag, acclimate.
How do you catch without netting?I also use my hand to remove the fish from the bag and put it in the tank to avoid any of the acclimating water to get in my DT.But of course I don't do lion fish.
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