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sadie

I just brought home a snail and my LFS salinity is 1.020.  I keep my salinity at 1.025.  I don't want to bring the level up too quickly, so how long should this take?  

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sadie

I have been adding 2 Tablespoons of my water to the bag every 10 min.  Its been 1/2 an hour and it has gone up 1 point to 1.201.  If I keep doing this, it will take about 2 more hours, that seems kinda long.

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Donny41

Just float the bag to match temp and then dump in

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partlycloudy531

Snails are not that sensitive to salinity change. Just match the temp for about 15 minutes and you should be good. 

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GraniteReefer

+1 on float to match temp then plop them in.  Just did an order from reefcleaners and that was the instructions, I believe the reasoning is that most snails can be intertidal which makes them well suited to quickly adjust to salinity changes.  For a more precise answer look at the reef cleaners part of the forum I’m sure he has an acclimation guide that would be applicable.  One things for sure I wouldn’t do it the way you are.

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sadie

okay, thanks. gonna go plop him in :happydance:

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