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Need Help Acclimating Corys - LFS TDS 950ppm! My tank TDS 187ppm

I brought home 9 corydora habrosus from my LFS and test the water parameters they came in: ph 6.0, GH 13d, TDS 950ppm (What?!!!!!) How are they still alive? My tank pH is 7.8, GH 4d, TDS 187ppm.

I have been acclimating them very slowly. Take out 1 teaspoon of old water, add 1 teaspoon new tank water every 20 minutes. They are in a small Lee's specimen container that holds about 2.5-3 cups of water. It's hanging inside the aquarium to maintain temperature. After 5 hours, the water in their container is still not close to my aquarium pH, GH, or TDS. I don't want to shock them. Lowering the TDS too quick and drastically is deadly, right?

I need to go to sleep now since I have to work in the morning. Will they be alright if I leave them in the container overnight with a 950 TDS? Will Ammonia rise and make them sick?
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Do you have any airline tube?

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Yeah use the drip acclimation method with airline tube. Just a few knots in there and the water will come slowly out.

950 is high... highest I got from LFS is 650.

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I do have airline tube. I'll try it when I get off work in 8 hours. will they be ok being in that little water container for a total of 26 hours? Should I do something to keep the Ammonia from rising?

I mean I do not have an airline tube in their container at the moment.

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Yeah they should be OK providing you have a heater in there? Like Nigel says use the drip acclimation method. I also use this method got fish or shrimp. I acclimatise them for about 2/3 hours depending on the tds of lfs water.

950 is really high though. I would question them why it's so high though

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