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Hey there my fellow fish lovers! I recently learned a new way of acclimation from an importer and wanted to know if the guy is right or speaking from his ass. As far as I know, there are only two ways to acclimate fish - Float method and Drip method The importer talked about the Dump method? They imported a large stock of fish, which took 3 days in transit. Hung the bags in the tank for 15 minutes, and then dumped them inside. While in my head major alarms starting going off and a few of his fish did die, others did not. Attatching the images below. In his defence, he said - You try drip acclimating a new fish shipment, you end up with a dead shipment. There's too much non toxic ammonia in the bag. It's non toxic because the pH is lower than normal. The moment the water comes in contact with air, the pH shoots back to 7-8. That's the moment all that ammonia that has gathered in bag for the past 26-30 hours becomes toxic. And the fish all die. So goal is to temperature acclimate only and try to match the bag salinity as much as possible. But salinity changes (unless they're HUGE) dont kill fish. That got me really puzzled. Should I actually acclimate fish? Or should I dump them like he does? Hoping someone can help me find a solution to this mystery.
Hi all, I got a question about acclimating corals.... I don't really understand the concept of acclimating corals to a specific light intensity? For example in new cycled tank, the first corals you put in have to be acclimated to the light above your tank. I read alot of forums saying to start of slow, for example 30% and work your way up to the desired intensity... Thus far I get it. But what about the corals you put in after that first period? Let say 2 months after the first ones went in, I decide to put in a couple more, and my light is at that time running at 60%. Which means the new corals experience a bigger light output then the first ones that went in. Do I have to adjust my lights again to 30% and start all over again? Or how does this work? Isn't it possible to say for example that when running a LPS tank with a light at 75% intensity we keep it that way from the start. BRS said in one of there latest videos about the AI Prime 16HD that for LPS the light should be 75%: Can anyone please explain this to me? Thanks!!