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Old 06-13-2006, 09:39 PM   #1
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Horrible mistake, any positive thoughts?

Today I went to the lfs and purchased a featherduster. Unfortunatly the guy at the store told me that they did not need to be acclimated and could be put right in the tank. As a precautionary measure, I acclimated him for about 15 minutes (after temp was equal) and put him in the tank. It has been about 4 hours and there is no sign of him. Is he officially dead, gonna die within a short time, or is there a possibility of him making it? Water parameters are excellent.
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It will take a while for him to come out. Worry about it tomorrow if he dont come out. By the way post some numbers so I can see what excellent is.
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Ammonia = 0
Nitrite = 0
Nitrate = 5
PH = 8.2
Calcium = 500
KH = 13
Temp = 78

I hope he makes it, but you say that tomorrow is pretty much the deadline?
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Just keep an eye out. They dont come straight out esp if your water is different than the LFS
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Dont panic yet...Sometimes they seem to disappear for a few days. I saw one leave it's tube once looking at a nice lil crevice to make its home...jus a big worm

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Ok squando what do you have today.
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Today I went to the lfs and purchased a featherduster. Unfortunatly the guy at the store told me that they did not need to be acclimated and could be put right in the tank.
Time to find a new LFS.

Got an update?
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Did he come out yet?
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These guys do a lot better with a long drip acclimation.
I've had similar advice from LFS and watched the thing throw it's crown and become shrimp fodder in no time..
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