How should you acclimate your first group of fish with Tetra SafeStart? - The Planted Tank Forum
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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-04-2013, 03:54 AM Thread Starter
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How should you acclimate your first group of fish with Tetra SafeStart?

I usually drip acclimate, or a variation of it..... Have been out of the hobby for like 8 months sold everything, and now am starting from scratch with a new tank which I am picking up soon, and I am going to cycle with Tetra Safestart... should I still drip acclimate with just my tap water treated with prime... then dump the safestart in, then the fish? Or will the safestart change some of the water parameters too much, and I would be changing their water environent 3 times.
1..(water from store they come bagged in)
2. (tap water and prime)
3. in their tank with safestart added)..

I am a little stumped here... Am I best to just float the bag and atleast get the temperature right, and just put them in the tank right after I dose safestart?
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-05-2013, 02:49 PM
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You will want to acclimate the fish to the water they will be living in. Ideally this tank water should have already completed the nitrification cycle before adding fish.

Add Tetra Safestart to the tank as recommended on the bottle, then drip acclimate using tank water only.
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