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msjinkzd 03-16-2012 11:30 PM

acclimation write up for those who asked
 
just a quick write up I did on how I acclimate and why:
http://msjinkzd.com/news/acclimating...heir-new-tank/

TWINSCREWED 03-20-2012 02:59 PM

Nice write up! Have to say your website is coming along nicely. :)

msjinkzd 03-20-2012 10:38 PM

Thanks! 32,000 views so far!!! I am blown away by the response :)

shrimpnmoss 03-20-2012 10:54 PM

+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.

Warlock 03-20-2012 10:58 PM

so "Drop n Plop" works!!

same method and reasons i follow for my discus.. :)

Daximus 03-20-2012 10:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by msjinkzd (Post 1782754)
Thanks! 32,000 views so far!!! I am blown away by the response :)

Congrats! Nice write up too. Thanks for explaining the science behind it.

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.

msjinkzd 03-20-2012 11:18 PM

ahahaha, great story!

chiefroastbeef 03-21-2012 04:13 AM

Thanks for the write up, I won't be so up tight with drip acclimation then, this certainly makes thing easier!

Do you really have 32,000 views on that article alone?

msjinkzd 03-21-2012 02:04 PM

No, on the website in the two months since its launch :) I think that article only has about 250 views.

Daximus 03-21-2012 03:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by msjinkzd (Post 1783656)
No, on the website in the two months since its launch :) I think that article only has about 250 views.

251 :icon_mrgr

ThinkTank 03-21-2012 05:28 PM

Nice write up, but this doesnt seem to hold true if breather bags are used since they allow the exchange of O2 and CO2.

Not that it matters, I drop and plop anything thats shipped.

msjinkzd 03-21-2012 06:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ThinkTank (Post 1783932)
Nice write up, but this doesnt seem to hold true if breather bags are used since they allow the exchange of O2 and CO2.

Not that it matters, I drop and plop anything thats shipped.

I didn't include or mention breather bags as I will not use them. Unless neutral to soft water is being used, in theory, they would allow for teh ammonia that develops to become extremely toxic in my moderately hard water.

blc-fishmommy 01-07-2013 05:43 AM

So do you float at all, or just dump and drop straight from the packing container?

fresh.salty 01-07-2013 11:56 AM

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.

ThatGuyWithTheFish 01-07-2013 06:20 PM

It raises the temperature? My tank is heated, so open water gets much colder. I've always had to bag and float after the drip to get the temp right.


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