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Old 05-19-2006, 06:07 PM   #11
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ok thanks a bunch all....anyone ever use those clear plastic hang on deals tho? i think they are sold as somethin like breeder containers, but i could be completely wrong. its just basically a clear plastic container, thats got a big lip on one side of it to hang on the side of the tank....and then it just sits in the tank so that the top of it is above water line in tank (so no water gets in or out?)...and i was thinkin do just what rguy said but with the thing sitting in the tank so the temp stays closer to that of the tank.

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Old 05-21-2006, 10:11 PM   #12
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I just drip acclimate anyways. Never had a problem. Just get a bucket, airline tube with a knot or two, then put the fish in there. You have an option of floating the bag first on the water for 10 minutes to equalize temp. I rinse the bag, though.

After two hours, the water is acclimated. You can either just drop it in or re-float the fish (put it in a ziplock bag and float it again). But I don't bother. I just drip acclimate, then scoop the fish out with a plastic cup, drain the water from the cup, then slide the specimen in the tank. No deaths so far.

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acclimation, ick

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