Originally Posted by tecwzrd
Sound's like you used a tank to acclimate though and if so the ph/sg
/temp of the acclimation tank should match the water from the lfs
because fish can be shocked either way with changes in ph/sg
/temp. If you do use a tank to acclimate and it's at least 10 gal
you should not only acclimate the fish to the main over the course of a couple of days but also QT for 6+ weeks before adding to the main.
No instead of a bucket, i used an old acrylic 5gallon tank i had laying around. Thats what i meant by acclimation tank.
I don't have a QT, but this is my first fish, so do you really need to QT your first fish? Besides, i had to take down three of my freshwater tanks just to setup this tank, do you really think my parents would let me setup another one?!
See, alot of stuff i have read said 3-4 hours minimum. The clown did have an airline running in so that added oxygen and a little bit of circulation.
The pH different from my tank and the LFS
was minimal. THeirs was 8.2, mine is 8.1.
I just acclimated until the SG
of both the main tank and the water that the fish was being acclimated in were about the same. My tank's SG
is 1.025 and the water the fish was being acclimated in was 1.024 when i added the clown to the tank.
I don't think there was much harm done. But i would love a straight answer so i know what should be done for the next critter i get.
This is my first ever saltwater tank so the next fish i get will be hardy, im thinking i want a royal gramma, but not too sure yet.
Here is what i did to acclimate:
1. Put clownfish with water from the bag in a 5gallon tank
2. Ran a peice of airline tubing from my tank to the acclimation tank
3.Started the siphon so about three drips came out per second
4.Turned on air pump and air stone
5. Waited about three hours and tested SG
7. Tested SG
, only a small different
8. Bagged up fish and floated in tank to get correct temperature
9. Added to tank
Anything i should change there?
Or is it just the time of acclimation?
Oh man, i'm so confused.
Thanks for your help.