Acclimatising from a low SG - HELP

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  1. lIghty

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    Hi Guys
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    I need to transfer some of my fish from the QT to display for 2 reasons,

    1. It's been over 4 wks now.
    2. Just discovered it's have a bad NH3 / No2 spike.

    Problem is there is a difference in SG, QT tank is about 1.0205 and the DT is about 1.025.

    what is the safest and quickest way the acclimatise them?

    PLEASE HELP BEFORE I LOSE ANY MORE FISH!:(
     
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    Mix some higher SG water and add to the QT tank, get the QT up to 1.024 then acclimatise the usual way, then very slowly reduce the SG of the QT tank down again.
     
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    Thank Weeman

    Correct me if I'm wrong here, but you can increase the SG "quickly" but must drop it "slowly"?
     
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    I believe that is right (for fish), however I have never tried it myself.
     
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    oooops, thought it was the other way round...... well they all survived!
     
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    Wait now, you've got me confused :p
     
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    If you talking about moving your fish from the QT tank to DT, put fish in a bucket or container and use the drip method. Acclimatise them for longer period.
    This is what id when purchasing fish from a LFS where their tanks SG is like 1.019 and my DT is 1.026.
     
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    I assumed the QT tank was empty, is that not the case? if it is empty then raise the SG is quick as you like but if it isn't than you will have to take your time to raise it - same as acclimatisation with any new fish.

    When dealing with livestock, what ever you change, change it slowly.
     
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