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Proper Acclimatisation

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    cool:)
     
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    Thanks, Mekaeel! This article is a necessity!
     
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    cool stuff Jacques,found some free time to post something informative for a change lol
     
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    this is good info - just to add that the drip method works fatastically with clams
     
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    Nice thread, thanks Mekaeel.

    Thread sticky'd.
     
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    Great article,you need to "Wiki" it
     
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    Thanks Dean,Warr! let the mods and admin do whatever they wish with the article,if its ok for the Wiki,then put it through :)
     
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    I have to maybe make everyone aware, one can purchase a human drip from many pharmacies, they dont cost much R10.00 at the most. I use them and drip from the main tank and every 15 min I remove half of the water that is in the container. (I use a small bucket) I drip them for one to one and a half hours. I did this with my Koi and tropical fish and had a huge result in a no death syndrome. I always discarded the water after the dripping and only transferrred the fish. The drip makes it so much easier to view and one can adjust it accordingly.
     
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    Thanks Brian - this definitely seems to work. The only problem that I have with the "drip method", is that the water in the bag will QUICKLY run out of oxygen for the fish.... The fish usually use up all the available oxygen, if this process is not timed correctly!
     
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    Indeed damn handy article, see if you can email Keith MacNeil and if he would let us use it in the wiki.
     
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    I use the drip method with a battery operated air pump to pump air and acclimatise for about 1-2 hours
     
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    So what alternative do you use Jacques?Do you add a air pump to the container?
     
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    Hi Andreas - I use my trusty turkey baster - I spurt 22ml's (that's the amount of water that the turkey baster takes) into the bag, which of course also causes a miriad of tiny bubbles to go into the water, inside the bag). In such a way, I put water in - and supplies air into the water in the bag)....
    I repeat this every 4 to 6 minutes.... I continue for about 2 hours.... in which time I remove a lot of water from the bag as well.....
     
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    Thanks guys, this is brilliant! And now I have another use for my turkey baster :biggrin:
     
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    Thanks Jacques.Dont you put more stress on the fish if you spurt it in the bag?I noticed more reaction from my fish when let it fall drop by drop into the bucket.
     
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    No Andreas - I cannot remember ever seeing that the fish "are MORE stressed out". At this stage, when you try and do the acclimatization, the fish are already most likely at their highest point of stress levels.....
    Therefor the increased breathing - and also - therefor the reason that they use up ALL air/oxygen in the water, quicker than normal! ;)
     
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    Cool thanks Jacques:)
     
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    Andreas, as you are dripping from your main tanks water there is enough oxygen entering the bag, I throw the water with the fish into a short wide bucket before I drip and not into the plastic. But if you found it works better wih a pump thats kewl.
     
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    Yip I drip from the main tank:)
     
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