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Old 08-26-2008, 06:03 PM   #1
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Starfish acclamation

i got a surpant star today, i have it in my tank right now getting it adjusted and everything.

i decided to test the salinity in the bag water the starfish is in right now, and the LFS has a salinity of 1.019 and my tank water is 1.024

from what i have read, inverts are not suppose to be exposed to changes more then .02 a day.

am i suppose to be getting this thing used to my tank over the next 3 days?!
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and i checked the salinity twice just to be sure.
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A slow drip acclimation should work.
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ive never used that, ill see if i can rig one, i have plenty of air line.

ill try it now.
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I like to drip my inverts for at least 2 hours. You want about 2 drips per second.
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Old 08-26-2008, 06:59 PM   #6
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well i have 3 knots in my line, it took a while to get the flow down, 2 drips? mine only drips ever 5 or so seconds, the salinity is way off.

this thing wont run out of air? not much water movement going on in the bag.

i dont mind it taking a long time, i paid alot for this thing. its the most expensive non-coral addition to my tank.
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I put mine in a bucket with the LFS water and then drip away. I use a flow valve for my dripping, much easier to control.
Something like this:
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thats a nice thing to have, id buy it but is too low cost to get it by its self online.

also i have an anemone growing on my rock, i think its the same one that was growing else where as the other one is gone and looks like it grew some can i just pull it out or do i need to remove is a special way? i dont know what kind it is, its too small to tell, so far it looks tan in color w/ maybe small stripes, i dont want anything that could harm my fish.
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Old 08-26-2008, 07:39 PM   #9
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i have thos things on my glass again, tiny clear white things w/ the legs w/ bups on the legs, looks like a micro jelly stuck to my glass, i forget what they are called but thats too much food in the tank right?

i also found this link when i was looking for those jelly things.

i thought that you may all light it. http://www.oddee.com/item_92488.aspx just some neat aquariums around the world.
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Does it look like the first pic (aiptasia)?:
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