Originally Posted by 54seaweed
fish is about 2hrs
most inverts about 30min
shrimp is about 6hrs since they are more delicate and will not tolerate any type of swing in parameters by the time your finished it's all tank water the shrimp is in and no stress on release into tank
Wow 6 hours is crazy long. That just seems excessive. Once temperature and salinity match, in the tank they go. It usually takes me about half an hour to an hour to acclimate everything and I've never lost anything from acclimation. My cleaner shrimp does fine at 81-82.