Fish from Idol

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  1. mariusmeyer

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    Hey Guys.

    I vaguely remember something about Idol marine keeping their fish only tanks at a lower salinity, so how do you acclimate these fish? Do you keep them in a separate holding tank and slowly raise the salinity by 0.002 per day? I think the shops water is at 1.017 and my tank is sitting at 1.025

    Please advise.
     
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    Just drip the fish for a longer period???
     
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    What period should I drip it for?
     
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    When I buy fish from Idol I put it in a bucket and drip the water in. So if I get 1 L of water I then drip about 6-8 L of water over an hour and a half. I have not lost a Fish yet. That works for the fish. I also like to float the bag for half an hour just so that temp can be the same then I remove the fish and start the drip.
     
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    I also used to use the exact method you did David but have now changed it some what what I do now is remove water from the bag just enough so that the fish is totaly submerged, then I place bag with the ends turned up and open into a container, I then drip directly into the bag and when ever the water gets to a level where its going run out the bag I simply skimm some off the top. The only difference here is that the fish id handled less and will be less stressed out. I also drip for about 2 hrs

    Trev
     
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    I saw some guys build a drip pipe in there return plumbing
     
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    Thats a flipping cool idea:thumbup:
     
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    You will find that almost all shops keep their fish holding tanks at a low salinity, all of the fish I have bought have been acclimatised in the bag for normally 40 to 60 minutes. Never had a problem doing it that way.
     
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    Cool. Thanks for the replies guys. Was just worried that the big difference in salinity would cause issues. Its my first marine fish and want to do it right.
     
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    ye it is hey :) .. def gonna have that built on mine
     
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    To drip for an hour or so is fine, new reefers must just remember that it's not the same as fresh water where a bag is only floated on top of water. In marines you need to mix the tank water slowly with the bag water so that the fish/invert can slowly acclimatise to the pH, salinity and other parameters of the tank water.
    I prefer to put the bag in the sump, use pegs to attach to the glass and drip from the tank. Then the temp also equalizes :)
    Then you net the fish and discard the water in the bag as you don't know what pathogens or bacteria is in the LFS's water.
     
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    This should be done with ALL fish fresh and saltwater. Fresh water you can maybe just do it a bit quicker, but not with sensitive fresh water species.
     
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    You are correct, but I know of a guy that did this with marines - just floating a bag on top of water - he could never understand why the fish keeps on dying :(
     
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    Ok I will fess up .........I also did it afew times many years ago but stangly I never lost a fish..........but when the owner of the LFS gripped me and said what Im doing is so wrong and explained to me why.....well lets just say I nearly died myself;)
     
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    Here's another question, who drips their corals as I never have and have never lost a coral...
     
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    Do you have a link?

    I would love to do that on my new setup
     
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    When I acclimatize fish I empty some of the LFS water so that the fish is just submerged, let the tank water drip for an hour or so, but in the meantime every 15 to 20 mins I take off some of the mixed saltwater, so diluting the two waters. Is this incorrect, as no-one has mentioned it? Also do this will coral. So far have not lost a fish.
     
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    i have bought a lot from idol, never lost a thing. always dirp them for at least an hour. fish and coral
     
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    I dripped the fish for 1hour 40 mins today. Fish seemed fine when I left the office.
     
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    tank at the office? that`s like being on holiday while working....
     
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