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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Attention fellow noobs: learn from my mistakes. I decided I'd try and be a Real Aquarium Enthusiast and drip acclimate the two banded shrimp I just got. I mean, how hard can it be? First off, they shouldn't call it a drip tube. They should call it a get everything near your tank including...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    When I acclimate, I use the drip method. The only problem is that I don't have a large amount of water in my tank, so I drain a good bit of water. How can i combat this? I drip with a steady pace for about 15 mins, then dump half...repeat 3 times.
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Hi ppls I have been everywhere and the best info i could come up with is a 1 gallon milk jug RO water with 1 teaspoon of kalk and a drip rate of 1 drop per second at night my ph averages around 7.6-8 cause i live in a sealed up apt my question is do i set this (gallon)drip up every night...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Is acclimating our critters necessary? what is involved? how do you acclimate inverts/verts? what are you looking to accomplish by acclimating? G~
  5. General Reef Discussion
    hey think its a bad idea to use mason jars to drip calcium and alk? hmmmm.
  6. The THINK Tank
    I got to thinking today, I think many people are not drip acclimating properly for a couple of reasons I'll soon explain. IMHO, too much emphasis is put on how many hours to drip acclimate for. Sure I hear 1 hour, 2 hours, 1 hour per 0.001SG of difference, etc, but... the drip speed is what...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    So I have going in tonight: 10 nassarius, 10 astraea turbo's, 10 cerith, 1 serpent sea star, 1 brittle sea star, 2 pep shrimps, and 4 dwarf blue leg hermits. I'm using the drip acclimation process on them and they've all been sitting in seperate buckets around the tank for over 2 and a half...
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