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 Acclimation guide for Saltwater fish, corals, and invertebrates

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PostSubject: Acclimation guide for Saltwater fish, corals, and invertebrates   Acclimation guide for Saltwater fish, corals, and invertebrates Icon_minitime1/26/2010, 3:54 pm

figured i would post this for those who dont know. i thought my snails that i just got, were dead cause they werent moving. but this site helped me out.

http://www.aquacon.com/acclimation.html

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PostSubject: Re: Acclimation guide for Saltwater fish, corals, and invertebrates   Acclimation guide for Saltwater fish, corals, and invertebrates Icon_minitime1/26/2010, 3:59 pm

very nice find curtis, i didnt know about acclimation when i first got my sw tank. about 5 snails died cus of that
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well lets just hope i didnt kill mine.
i didnt do the drip method.
i added water slowly over a hour. then put them in the tank.
i believe i was supose to do the drip method for 2 hours. cry

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weres ur snails at? try and put them on the glass
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on the ground where the landed. they havent came out of their shells yet. they were stuck on the sides, till i knocked them off the sides of the bowl, to dump them in the tank.

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some snails cant right them selfs and will die if they dont get turned back over.
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they are all sitting up right, they are just not moving around like they were in the bag and the bowl

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i drip acclimated mine for an hour, and they were all fine. when i first bought snails i just put them and about three never came around and died. the other two died about two weeks later.
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well i just put them all in a big bowl and added some water every 20 till it was full. the 3 hermit crabs are all out and doing fine. but the snails are just sitting there. i guess i will find out if i killed them or not in the next day or so.

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do drip acclimation from now on, its easy and ive noticed that all my livestock is lively within a hour
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I never acclimate. I just leave them in bag and sat 'em the aquarium for 1-2 hours.
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i did the drip process with the damsel. the only reason i didnt do it with the snails and hermits is because they were in 3 different bags and i didnt have 3 long air hoses to use.

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could of put them in one bag
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no need to drip acclimate, you can use many methods for acclimating. with snails i drain most of the water inthe bag and let them sit in the tank for 10 minutes and then release, to make sure they are good i hold them next to the glass till they grab on (some take alot longer than others). for fish i let sit in tank and slowly add water a little at a time for an hour to an hour and a half sometimes longer while dumping bag water as necessary. i do the same thing for corals and nems as well
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You can always put them all in a bucket. then drip acclimate them like that for about an hour. That is how i do it.
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I drip acclimated everything. Yoou just need some air tubing to make a decent dripping tube. tie a knot in the end that goes to where your fish is in a container and set it to drip every few seconds. It acclimates the fish to the water temp, and the water itself. I do mine for at least an hour. Some take longer. For the health of the fish, do a little home work BEFORE you purchase that fish. He may have special needs for aclimating, enviroment and/or feeding requirements. If you have a nice refuguim set up, some people use that to aclimate the fish, and use it as a temporary quarentine tank for a few days.
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