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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-27-2006, 07:09 PM Thread Starter
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Ocean Aquarium drip acclimator

Hey guys,
Justin at Ocean Aquarium here in SF gives these out
for free when you buy fishes from him.
It's just a plastic cup with a drip irrigation fitting punched in the
bottom. You fill it up with tank water, then place it above the container you float the new fish and let the tank water drip in.

It works great, he said it's worth it for him to spend the extra 25cents
to make sure his fish have an easy transition to your tank.
Just thought you'd like to see it.

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That is a good dude right there. I don't personally drip acclimate my fish, but it is cool that he cares enough about the fish and customers to give them out.
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Cool idea, had not though of using a drip emitter to do drip acclimation.
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I've been using knotted air tubing also

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I have been there many times and those drippers are good to use...He is a really great guy to deal with....
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What a nice gesture! Personally I use the ol' airline tubing with a knot in it . Primitive, but it works.

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Ohh you have his updated version!

The one he gave me when I first started going there had a valve on it so that you could adjust the drip rate, but he was telling me he likes giving these out now so he can rest assured that the proper drip rate is used when acclimating the fish.

I can say this drip works great. I have been purchasing fish from him for over a year now acclimating with this contraption and I have had awesome results.
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I just dripped my simulans with his new dripper and the fish seem super happy now.....
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simulans??

What kind of fish is this?
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Ohhh, that's what those are for! Saw them all over the shop and had no clue what they're for. A friend of mine has been accumulating a huge school of simulans (Green Neons) for awhile now and they are too cool for school. I thought they would be boring because there's no red, BUT the blue stripe is sorta tealish and like LED-bright. It is jaw-dropping. Nice, tight schoolers too.
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O man I should have known they are Green Neon. I bought 10 of them a month or so ago from there. They are doing great. Cool looking fish although they don't school as nice as I would have hoped. I like the fact that they don't have the red too. It's really different. Thats what I really like about that place. That they have all these fish I can't get anyplace else and the fish are very high quality.
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If you are looking for a tight schooling fish, I can't recommend the Cheirodon kriegi aka Odontostilbe kriegi (Three-spot tetra) enough. I have 9 and they are ALWAYS in tight formation usually following my four blue tetras around (whether they like it or not). From Justin of course. They are metallic silver with a solid black eye, black spot at the vent and black spot where the caudal fin meets the body. There is a faint metallic green blush on the front third of body as well. sweeeet.
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That is a great and ridiculously simple idea! Next time I get some new fish I will try it out - just have to remember to stop at Home Depot for the dripper first.

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