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Old 01-07-2012, 01:45 AM   #11
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So I should just test the water in my bucket to make sure its the same as in my tank before introducing livestock into tank?
You can, but i never do. For fish i drip for about 1.5 hours. Inverts go in after half an hour or so if that.
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I would and I do. I only test the salinity. I assume all other parameters are good and matching after the hour or so of acclimation. If your local store keeps salinity at 1.022 and your tank is at 1.025 it may not be up thy high after 1 hour.
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Old 01-07-2012, 01:54 AM   #13
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So if it doesn't match do I just acclimate longer?
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Old 01-07-2012, 02:15 AM   #14
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After drip acclimation, there should be very little of the original lfs water remaining. I remove half the total water about every half hour. This gradually removes the original lfs water as you drip etc.
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Old 01-07-2012, 08:32 AM   #15
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After drip acclimation, there should be very little of the original lfs water remaining. I remove half the total water about every half hour. This gradually removes the original lfs water as you drip etc.
Oh good idea. I'm still learning new techniques after 7 years. During my drips I'll even dump cup full in every once in while. After hour my salinity rarely doesn't match. My LFS keeps salt at 1.022 my salt at 1.024.
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I buy my stuff from a guy that runs a fish store out of his basement and he must run his salinity low because I know at the lfs I never had a problem and they run theirs at 1.025 and I run mine at 1.026 so that didn't take much but maybe this guy is different and that's causing the problems. But the shrimp I got never came out of the shipping bag. So idk. If this keeps happening ill go back to the lfs the price might be double but ill only have to pay for it once and I hate seeing those little guys die
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Out of his basement? Um...would you buy a "rolex" off the street? You are setting yourself up for failure there man. I won't even start listing the reasons why your stuff will die.
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No I mean the guy is legit its a full on store he's legal pays sales tax and everything. He used to own a store then he closed it down because his wife had health problems and decided to start it up in his basement now since his wife is starting to get better
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Isn't 1.022 is a bit low to be running his inverts? But i guess if the owner is slowly acclimating it to them over time it's not too big a deal.
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He usually doesn't keep many inverts. So the ones I get I have to have him order
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