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Old 01-11-2012, 10:50 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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Urchins do release toxin when stressed ..i would isolate the urchin and move everything else to another bucket
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If I take the others out of the bucket with their transporting water should I just go ahead and add them to my main tank or could they contaminate it? I have a quarentine tank set up. Should I put them in there?
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I acclimate my inverts in my DT. I hang the bag into the water, cut a small hole in the top and drip acclimate that way.
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Any advice on what to do with these guys at this point? Shrimp is definitely dead. I have the rest floating in bags in my QT. Figured I'd do that for 20 minutes and put them in there
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