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Old 05-20-2011, 08:00 PM   #41
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I just read that you added it 1 hour ago, it will take awhile to settle in. How did you acclimate?
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I just wont understand why fish are all active in the fish stores display tanks, then when you take them home they hide all day or always run away.

- Slowly adding my tank's water every few minutes into the bag the fish store put em in.
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Old 05-20-2011, 08:02 PM   #43
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Next time use the drip method, you didn't poor the water into your tank did you?
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Old 05-20-2011, 08:03 PM   #44
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I would also keep hands out of the tank until it settles in, the fish is stressed right now, it will get more comfortable.
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No i never mix the stores water with mine. I just add a little water into the fish's bag for about a hour.

and yeah i know, i didnt want to put my hand in there at all but to make sure the gramma was ok i had to. thats why im leaving the light off to make them more comfortable.
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Old 05-20-2011, 08:05 PM   #46
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I wouldn't worry about it, the gramma will settle in a day or two. They typically hide in the home aquarium. I know mine did most of the time.
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Since i moved the rock, the gramma is swimming under another rock now.
The lights are off, so the fish isnt that dark ..like its pictured to be.



Oh and hows the drip process go?
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Old 05-20-2011, 08:13 PM   #48
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Put the fish into a container with the water from the LFS. Then use some air tubing and create a syphon from your tank. Tie a knot so that you get a slow drip in the line and stick in into the container. Keep it there until you have at least doubled preferably tripled the water content. This allows to fish to slowly acclimate with minimal stress or turbulence.
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how fast should driip be? mine was 55dpm ( drips per min)
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Old 05-20-2011, 08:21 PM   #50
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I never really counted it, I just tied a slipknot in the tube and went with it, it was probably a drop every 1-2 seconds.
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