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Old 01-11-2012, 09:30 PM   #1
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Acclimation trouble!

I received an order of inverts today via UPS and I'm having some problems. I got a Hawaiian Feather duster, a flame scallop, a red fire shrimp, a red bali star, and 2 purple pin cushion urchins. Everybody seemed fine out of the bags. I set up a drip acclimation and placed them all into a 5 gal bucket. I opened up each bag individually releasing the water and invert into the bucket as instructed. I noticed that the water in the urchin bag was very dirty, but the bag had a black bottom and I didn't notice the dirty water until after I dumped it in with the rest of the inverts. They have been in the acc bucket for 2 hours and now it seems the fire shrimp is dead. I cannot find any info regarding the urchins and if they contaminated the water or what? I don't know if I should add these inverts to my tank now or what to do. Need some advice... Please Help!

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Wrong forum. Moved to sick fish, coral and inverts forum.

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How did this all turn out? Did you lose any of the other inverts or just the shrimp?
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I would have added everything right away.
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Yeah any shipment through the mail = toss in. The ammo in those bags are at deadly levels regardless.
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