DIY Automatic fish acclimatiser

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So i wanted a way to acclimatise a hermit and snails for my nano while i watched a dvd

so i took a ride up the road to the hospital and got a drip kit and used saline drip bag.

i placed a small tupper in my sump with suction cups and setup the drip to drip in 500ml of tank water slowly over a two hour period, and whammo all is good sofar :)

they didnt charge me for the drip bag, but the drip kit i sweet talked my way for one, can also get them thru pharmacies :)
 

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Does work well, My GF when in for an operation about a 3-4 weeks back, while sitting next to here in the recovery ward, I looked over at the drip setup, and the penny dropped, ofcause I was also concerned about her too.

They gave it to her when she left but did look at her a bit funny, probably saying "there goes another addict" LOL
 
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A air hose and clamp works just as well, then you run it from the tank. The clips used to hold nori have a hole and the air hose fits in nicely so the end stays in the tank. You can also run 2. 1 in the other out.

This is what I do as well. Place the bag in the sump(in DSB chamber), take a airline from the tank down to the bag with a small plastic irrigation tap to control the drip rate. This allows you to have a constant supply of water that also stays at tank temperature.
 
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All cool, but don't try dosing calcium like this - the tube goes EXTREMELY HARD and it blocks some of the internal mechanisms...
 

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All cool, but don't try dosing calcium like this - the tube goes EXTREMELY HARD and it blocks some of the internal mechanisms...
no mechanisms, just tubing :) flow control is external to the system, like most drips
 

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