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Old 03-21-2005, 06:56 PM   #11
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sorry to hear about the loss of yoru fish. I have done many things for acclimation and this is the best way i think and easy to do.

Let the bag float about 10 - 15 min
drip acclimate the fish for at least an hour, maybe 1.5 hrs.
add to tank and mine usually swim around picking at algae, etc immediately. very pleased with the results. i HIGHLY recommend the drip method and it's not muc work.

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Old 03-21-2005, 07:46 PM   #12
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So I just drip tank water via an air line with a knot or a valve on it. How fast should it drip? Slower for inverts than fish? I've read the article here and it doesnt say
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Old 03-21-2005, 09:54 PM   #13
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So I just drip tank water via an air line with a knot or a valve on it
either will do.
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How fast should it drip?
I do about 2 drips per second for fish and about 1 per second for inverts. Yes, slower for inverts.
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Old 03-21-2005, 09:58 PM   #14
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I've found it useful to float one of those plastic gerbil keepers in my sump(with my dripees in it) while dripping, so that I don't have another temperature issue at the end of the drip.
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SG 1.024, temp 79.5, pH 8.4

Livestock I added:

1 skunk cleaner. 12 hermits: red, scarlet, blue. 15 or so assorted snails. Discosomas, Ricordia, Rhodactis mushroom corals, chaetomorpha (sump), 1 feather duster, Montipora digitata, Montipora capricornis, Montipora hispids. assorted zoos, Xenia, Kenya tree coral, green Sinularia, green star polyps, branching hammer coral, bubble coral, Devil's hand leather. Yellow chromis, purple firefish.

Hitchhikers: the usual suspects :crabs, bristles, urchin, mantis shrimp (now in exile in mantis tank)

List of possible/likely newcomers:

Feather duster. PJ cardinal, Bangghai cardinal, Firefish goby, Clownfish, Neon goby, Yellow watchman goby, Orchid dottyback. Various corals.
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Old 03-21-2005, 11:43 PM   #15
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Well I hope all goes well next time.

Just one last question, for snails and crabs, do these at 1 drip or go two?

thanx
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