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post #35 of (permalink) Old 05-28-2013, 05:14 PM
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my method

i'm no expert, but why is "drop and plop" preferable (less stressful?) than mixing shipping water 50/50 with tank water and hanging in the tank for a few hours? I usually leave them for 8-12 hours. My logic was that this makes the adjustment less severe, dilutes ammonia/replenishes oxygen in shipping water, and allows temp to equalize. Does this just result in the critters adjusting twice, rather than once via drop and plop?
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