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Old 11-11-2012, 11:37 PM   #81
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So excited. Can someone give me the drip acclimation process for dummies. What do I need how long Etc. I have 1 clown, a peppermint shrimp, sand sifting sea star I want to transfer over that's been in my 10g nano tank. Can I pour some water in slowly in interims in the mean time and do the drip acclimation for new fish I buy in the future?
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Old 11-12-2012, 12:58 AM   #82
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I'd drip acclimate the star and shrimp. You'll need airline tube. Just siphon it then tie a knot in it so it's dripping about 2 drops a second. Then leave it there for like 1-2 hours then put it in the tank.
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Old 11-12-2012, 01:46 AM   #83
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Thank you, simple enough. I appreciate the assitance.
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Old 11-12-2012, 04:24 AM   #84
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I am setting up a 55g corner, I currently have a 12g nano established. I will be using water from pwc to aide in decreasing cycle time until i can switch over fish, coral, cuc etc
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Old 11-12-2012, 01:41 PM   #85
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I am setting up a 55g corner, I currently have a 12g nano established. I will be using water from pwc to aide in decreasing cycle time until i can switch over fish, coral, cuc etc
The water from another tank will do very little for building bacteria colonies. Other things can be used to seed it such as ornaments, filters and especially live rock.
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Old 11-12-2012, 02:13 PM   #86
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I acclimated my clown, starfish & peppermint shrimp last night. Also added some more live rock maybe 10lbs I had in my nano tank. Some of the rock have some zoas on it that look SO much better with the new lightning system. Will post pictures later when I get home from work. I'm glad everything's good I hope the clowns fine when I get home and he settles in.
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Old 11-13-2012, 11:54 PM   #87
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So the top of my tank needs to be covered. This is my next project. I like how clean the egg crates look but it seems pointless to help prevent evaporation. What can I use on the top of my tank with the inconvenience of the lighting brackets? I will post a pic right after this post to show you what I mean.
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Old 11-13-2012, 11:56 PM   #88
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Old 11-14-2012, 04:15 PM   #89
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You could try glass or acrylic sheets. Might be tough because the rim is obstructed
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Old 11-16-2012, 03:36 PM   #90
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That's what I was thinking. I'm going to have to go to the local glass store and see if they can custom make a top for me depending on how much it would be.

I went to the lfs and have some new additions to the tank!



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