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jakevwapp84 07-30-2012 03:23 AM

What is the trick for aclimating CRS?
 
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hedge_fund 07-30-2012 03:29 AM

Look at drip acclimation here:

http://www.shrimpnow.com/content.php...ing-New-Shrimp

GeToChKn 07-30-2012 03:30 AM

What do mean trick? There is no standard. Some people do like 12 hour acclimation, some just open the bag and drop in (drop and plop method). I think I remember reading that if they are coming from a very high TDS/GH water into a lower one, they can take that faster and easier than going from a low TDS/GH water into a higher one, but I can't remember where I read that or if it's true.

wicca27 07-30-2012 05:50 AM

i always do drip for a a few hours since i dont use ro water

cantsay39 07-30-2012 06:12 AM

I let it float for few hours before dumping them into the tank

Bananariot 07-30-2012 09:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cantsay39 (Post 1961696)
I let it float for few hours before dumping them into the tank

Floating does nothing.....if they're in a kordon breather...it would be detrimental since they would suffocate.

Drip method overall is the safest method IME. It allows for shrimps to adjust to TDS and gH. pH too.

GOing from softer water to harder water is the one that's more dangerous.

acitydweller 07-30-2012 06:26 PM

connect the destination tank to the shrimp container using an airline hose attached with an airline valve.
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...BL._AA115_.jpg

The higher situated tank should be connected to the lower situated container housing the new shrimp.

Adjust the valve to allow a drip flow to the container.

Use a binder clip to hold the airline hose stationary.

voila!

If you join us on our upcoming planted tank meet in NY, we can show you were to get the valve for $.50

hedge_fund 07-30-2012 06:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by acitydweller (Post 1962077)
connect the destination tank to the shrimp container using an airline hose attached with an airline valve.
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...BL._AA115_.jpg

The higher situated tank should be connected to the lower situated container housing the new shrimp.

Adjust the valve to allow a drip flow to the container.

Use a binder clip to hold the airline hose stationary.

voila!

If you join us on our upcoming planted tank meet in NY, we can show you were to get the valve for $.50

Or you can just bend the hose slightly and put a rubber band on it adjusting the tension until it drips slowly. Both ways will work.

mordalphus 07-30-2012 06:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GeToChKn (Post 1961572)
What do mean trick? There is no standard. Some people do like 12 hour acclimation, some just open the bag and drop in (drop and plop method). I think I remember reading that if they are coming from a very high TDS/GH water into a lower one, they can take that faster and easier than going from a low TDS/GH water into a higher one, but I can't remember where I read that or if it's true.

It's the opposite of that, because of osmotic pressure.

GeToChKn 07-30-2012 06:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mordalphus (Post 1962098)
It's the opposite of that, because of osmotic pressure.

Knew it was one water to the other was easier on the shrimp, just didn't remember what way. lol.

lipadj46 07-30-2012 06:52 PM

easy way to "drip" acclimate is to poke some pin holes in the breather bag then float them for a couple hours. I've done this with all my taiwan bees.

somewhatshocked 07-30-2012 07:00 PM

While this may work for you, I hope the OP doesn't take this line.

You run the risk of introducing things to your tank that you otherwise wouldn't. From nitrogenous waste to planaria.

Quote:

Originally Posted by lipadj46 (Post 1962118)
easy way to "drip" acclimate is to poke some pin holes in the breather bag then float them for a couple hours. I've done this with all my taiwan bees.


acitydweller 07-30-2012 07:04 PM

+1

Please be careful as you wouldn't want to risk something decimating your entire shrimp population.

hedge_fund 07-30-2012 07:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by somewhatshocked (Post 1962128)
While this may work for you, I hope the OP doesn't take this line.

You run the risk of introducing things to your tank that you otherwise wouldn't. From nitrogenous waste to planaria.

Yup. Sometimes what is not present in someone's tank can flourish in another just because the conditions are right.

Luckily, he purchased the shrimp from me and I do not have anything crazy like planaria. ;)

somewhatshocked 07-30-2012 07:26 PM

That's a good point about things thriving in your tank that may not thrive in another. Something all of us should keep in mind when acclimating.

Even in the rare times when I do the plop & drop (only occasionally and only between my own tanks), I always put critters in a clear container so I can observe before transfer. Helps to get a look at what's tagging along.

Waste is another issue entirely.


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