Cushion Stars

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    Hi guys

    I brought a few cushion stars back from the coast I just wanted to check do I add these straight into the tank or must I use the drip method?

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    maybe now to late, but all stars should be dripped, double the time compared to fish.

    Seeing that these are rock pool and inter tidal area cushion stars, the temperature fluctuations are not that crucial. I doubt the salinity either, as there will be evaporation but only until next high tide before it makes an impact. Its more the PH difference.

    They are nice to have.
     
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    RiaanP what do you mean by maybe now too late.
    I have not put them in the tank as yet.
    Sowith these starts can I just put them in or must I drip them first?
     
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    Drip them,

    Riaan probably thought that his reply was to late to let you know.
     
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    Oh ok cool pXius I am busy dripping them at the moment how long should I drip them for?
     
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    The general idea is to get the salinity and water temp the same as that of your tank.

    Most guys use about an hour.

    There's a thread around here with exact guidelines, trying to find it now.
     
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    I've always dripped mine for hour and a hald and I've never lost one. They awesome to have
     
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    I've always dripped mine for hour and a half and I've never lost one. They awesome to have
     
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    Thanks Charl.
    My salinity in my tank is the same as the sea water I brought back is this good or bad?
     
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    I only replied a 9 hours after you posted the question. Thought they were in the tank already. Seeing nobody replied to your question, I though I might also be late.

    Anyway, do the drip thing. They are cool creatures.
     
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    Thanks Riaan I have just added them in the tank dripped them for around an hour and a half.
     

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