After recent events I have decided that this board will no longer be a benefit to me because of difference of opinions. So due to that fact I will prolly not post or be on here all that much any more. I beleave that this is best for my self and this board. On one last note before I leave all I have to say is how dare you say something about my line of thinking? I have the rite to say what I beleave and yes I beleave that not acclimateing is risky and that I am taking a chance. But I am willing to do that. I have raised all sorts of fw and let me tell ya some thing there are many types of fish in fw that will die real quick from non acclimation. But in my experience with fish in general and all other creatures There is less stress invovled in just matching the water temp and putting them in. If you don't like my words and my thinking I am sorry but I do not like being berated by any one ever. To even imply that I don't care about the lives of the reef is just plain wrong. I care about every living thing That I have in my tank from the bristle worms to the annoying damsels. Another thing before you all spout off at this post is remember I have a 16" long snowflake eel. So anything I put in my tank especialy inverts risk dieing rather quickly. My eel likes to snack on my snails and a couple other choice things that i've tried putting in the tank. And yes I by 5 snails a week for my eel to eat along with other clean up crew.