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Old 11-28-2009, 06:40 PM   #1
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Acclimation of snails and hermits


Do they need to be drip acclimated, or is the bag float and release good enough?
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Old 11-28-2009, 06:43 PM   #2
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i think now because of ammonia build up you only acclimate them when you bring them home from the store with a drip loop,anything shipped you float and release-drew
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Old 11-28-2009, 06:48 PM   #3
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I always drip acclimate inverts
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Old 11-28-2009, 06:50 PM   #4
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i used to as well,most of the invert sites now have an explanation of why not to drip loop acclimate shipped inverts-Drew
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Old 11-28-2009, 06:54 PM   #5
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Never heard of that, I do use ammonia binder when the bags are opened. If you have a refractometer you can know how different your salinity is and that gives you a good idea how slow of an acclimation you need to do. The last inverts I bought (BZA) came with ammonia lock and a tube to drip acclimate.
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Old 11-28-2009, 06:55 PM   #6
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Not shipped, LFS... My g/f just got a small CUC, and now is trying to figure out how to acclimate them. I'm a little far away to help with the process at the moment, like im in europe.
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Old 11-28-2009, 07:04 PM   #7
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I don't know what others do..but everything I get gets drip acclimated..except for coral which gets bag floated to adjust temp. Never have had anything go wrong in all the years of doing this..just my pennies worth of advice.
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Old 11-28-2009, 07:10 PM   #8
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There is a quite old debate in the hobby between floating method and drip acclimation. Drip acclimation is gentler as far as salinity, but depending on your home conditions can let the water get cold and if ammonia has built up in a shipping bag, ammonia gets more toxic when exposed to air. Float acclimation gets critters out of dirty water faster, gets water to tank temp, and is easier. Fish I float acclimate and add water a little at a time over 15 minutes. corals I pretty much dip and drop and inverts I drip acclimate. To each his own.
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Old 11-28-2009, 07:12 PM   #9
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Thank yall so much, im trying to find a good photo article or thread at the moment showing the process, its easy to do, hard to explain on phone or IM.
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Old 11-28-2009, 07:53 PM   #10
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http://www.bluezooaquatics.com/resources.asp?show=58

not the best, but something. Probably done with it by now
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Old 11-28-2009, 07:58 PM   #11
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Nope, shes trying to figure out how she is going to stand there with the critters in one hand and the tubing in the other for over an hr. I should have told her the stool and some clothes pins would help before she started standing there. oops. And she is going to kill me when she reads this post. Sorry babe, but its still a little funny.
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Old 11-28-2009, 09:13 PM   #12
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(If only the USPS would have made with the goods this would be so much easier)

For as frustrating as I have grown this evening, atleast you know I still have a sense of humor... it is a little funny :-P
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Old 11-28-2009, 11:42 PM   #13
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Now it is, i thought you were gonna be cleaning up the clean up crew after tossing the bag of them across the room. Now they are in CUC candy land. Lots of work to be done in the new home. good job you deserve this now that there is something in the tank to occupy you can relax and watch.
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Old 11-29-2009, 12:10 AM   #14
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I dunno it was a close call! I almost dropped them in and called it a night
CUC candyland, love it!!! I think you're correct!


And they are actually quite entertaining, watching a hermit crab on his back clean a piece of crushed coral... more entertaining than I bargained for... good stuff honey!!!

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Old 11-29-2009, 01:24 AM   #15
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Fish I float acclimate and add water a little at a time over 15 minutes. corals I pretty much dip and drop and inverts I drip acclimate.
same here...
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