acclimatising new fish

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Hey Masa
How do you guys acclimatize your new fish ?

With my tropical tank i just let the bag float for 30mins then i remove the fish from the bag with a net so that i dont let any water from the petshop mix with my tanks water
 
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I make a drip line. Put the fish with the lfs water in a container. Then i take a normal piece of air hose and put one of those air regulating valves on. Then i just let the water drip from my main tank into the fish with the bucket. Normally i try to double the water volume over about 30min or 40min. Dont really have a time limit.
 
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So the only method is the drip/bucket method ?
There are other ways, but BY FAR the best route is the drip method. Don't drip for too long either. I let 2 to 3 drops per second drip into the bag with the new livestock. I then remove most of the water in the bag every 5 to 10 minutes leaving enough for your livestock to swim(be ok) in. I repeat this process for 30 to 40 minutes and then lastly I will float the bag in my tank water for 5 minutes to make 100% sure that the water in the bag is exactly the same temp as my tanks.

I haven't and touch wood, lost a fish during this process in many years.
 
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I've used drip method and bag float. I've been fortunate not to loose using either methods. I've only had casualty to the newbies due to bullying by existing tank mates
 
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The drip method is the de facto standard, but I havent had any issues the way I do it - even with inverts.

I have a 10ml syringe lying around, so i float the bag when I get home, and every few minutes as I walk past the tank I squirt a syringe full of tank water into the bag. 30-40 minutes later i fish the fish out of the bag and release into the tank. Very similar in effect to drip method I guess, just less pt.
 

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