Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Somewhere in NY
Which acclamation method works best ?
I am getting rather frustrated and depressed. We bought 6 rummy nose last night and 4 are missing and 2 are dead. The first time I tried with rummy nose, bought 6, 2 survived and are doing great, 4 dead. I waited 3-4 weeks between buying the first time and second time. I don't have any choice but Petco. Now they tell me (after testing my water, it is the best they have seen in weeks they said) that my acclamation method is wrong. They want me to float and dump! Years ago, I was told that is wrong. I now float the bag and then put them into a clean plastic container and drip for about 45-60 minutes. I net the fish into the tank. No store water ever gets into my tank. I started doing this when the last rather knowledgeable guy worked there and told me this was best. Now I read about checking Ph, TDS, float and dump, drip, combinations of methods, and all seem to have pros and cons. I have been using my method for a few years with great success. Now, I am being told I am wrong, again? Back to the old fashion float and dump? I take any fish deaths very personally, I am not a bad fish keeper, my fish live for years and years. The oldest is a healthy 10+ year old! Do you use different methods for different fish? Dark tank? Dark tank and dark room? What way is the least stressful for fish and best for survival? My tank is a 75 gallon and well planted with easy to grow plants. Thanks for your help and suggestions!