DIY Automatic fish acclimatiser

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  1. dallasg

    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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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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    Great idea

    But once again, where are the pics :whistling:
     
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    Good idea Dallas. :thumbup:
     
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    dallasg Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    well when i use it again i will set it up :) but for know imagine :)
     
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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.
     
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    Just a word of warning, when you get fish from LPS don't put the water in your tank, always remove the fish from the water and then put it in your tank. If they have used any meds on the fish it will be put in your tank etc.
     
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    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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    no mechanisms, just tubing :) flow control is external to the system, like most drips
     
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