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Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: DP, NY
Nice write up! Have to say your website is coming along nicely.
+1 on your method of acclimation or the lack of. I've used it for about a year now and couldn't be happier with the results. I've net and dropped SSS+ CRS, BKK, Shadow Pandas, Pandas, Blue Bolts and all lower grades of shrimp. I do conduct a WC 48 hours prior to livestock arrival so that the target tank has pristine water. Thanks MsJinkzd.
Originally Posted by msjinkzd View Post
My fatality rates on personal stock were terrible for the longest time using the "float" method and the "drip" method. So many people act as if it's written in stone. Finally after losing a few angels I swallowed my pride and asked my LFS owner what she did.
She takes me in the back room, as she had just gotten a delivery...she goes, "watch very closely". I'm all waiting for some super secret pet store lady magic...she opens the bag, and...splash! Tosses them all into thier tank, smiles at me and walks back up front.
Originally Posted by ThinkTank View Post
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Dublin, IN
So do you float at all, or just dump and drop straight from the packing container?
This would sure make my job a lot easier. lol Cut open 30 boxes of SW fish & inverts yesterday. That process takes about 9 hours. 10% of the average shipment gets 1/2 acclimation and then we'll re-ox and bag overnight to address what seems to be hypoxia in some specimens.