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Old 04-30-2005, 02:39 PM   #11
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How long have you had it? How did you acclimate it?


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Old 04-30-2005, 03:32 PM   #12
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I've had it 4 days now I used the drip method unitl the bag was full then I gently slide it out of the bag and nto the tank as not to expose it to air. I placed it on the rocks.

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I used the drip method unitl the bag was full
How long did the process last and was the bag only filled once? Did you temp acclimate before releasing?

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The process took about an hour. I put the bag in the tank opened it and let water drip from the tank that I collected in a pitcher from above. Poor thing it looks like it's losing another leg now. Did I do it wrong. I wasn't sure how to do it.

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Acclimation of these types of invertebrates should be done at a slow drip rate (1-2 drops/sec) over several hours. Sea stars in particular need about 4-6 hours to properly acclimate slowly enough so as not to shock their systems. Acclimating too fast is usually one of the main reasons for their otherwise poor condition when added to a tank.

It is actually a very common mistake so I would not beat yourself up about it. It may not make you feel better but it is the truth.

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