Once you've learned you never forget. Using this analogy, I decided to jump back in and I replaced my lost G. Rams yesterday.
I used a different method of acclimation. I feed the tank population while floating the bags and turned the tank lights off immediately after they found their way around the tank for a few minutes.
Due to circumstances beyond my control, pics will not be available until this evening (I'm at work...long story). But I did sneak a peek this morning and they seem fine.
Oh, I didn't stop at just the G. Rams. I also picked up a couple of corydoras julii! These guys were overdue and my new LFS
had not had them until now.