Be careful rather go longer I have had shrimps die even after 1.5 hours.Hi Sparky - Answer: VERY VERY VERY SLOWLY...
You will HAVE to acclimatize the shrimp over a period of at least 1 to 1.5 hours. The hermit is much more hardy - so, max 30 to 40 minutes of acclimatization will do for the hermit.
BUT, for the shrimp you will have to acclimatize very slowly...
Jacques you brave with your shrimpsHey Sparky - ok - exact procedure:
- let the bags drift in your tank for at least 20 minutes
- then open each bag, and using either a turkey baster (if you have one), or a clean syringe, or any other useful tool to suck some water (very little at a time 10-15ml) and drop this into each bag... wait a few minutes between each bit of water - repeat this until the bags fill up with water - then pour some water OUT into the toilet/sink/wherever..... repeat the process - until you have reached 45 minutes to 1 hour for the hermit, and at least 1.5 hours for the shrimp.... once you have reached these times, then you can remove the bag from your tank, pour out ALL the water (not into your tank), and then take the hermit and place it in your tank.... repeat for the shrimp....
Cool cool... I'll let you guys know how it goes tonight...Hi Sparky - yes - same procedure - just try 2 to 3 hours - like Warr suggested ;-) He says that he still lost shrimps at 1.5 hours.... Monitor your shrimp, and IF you have replaced enough water from the bag, that your WHOLE bag is now actually water from your tank, then see how the shrimp reacts - if it is still happy - then release it.... if it is behaving "Strangely" - go on with the procedure...
Yeah, I would just be safer than sorry, horrible to have a cleaner die a couple of hours later even when I did the 1.5 hour acclimatization....lol... Ok Warr... so you suggesting same procedure, just take it a lot slower?
It is a small setup. Is there anyway for me to tell by the behaviour whether its getting what it needs?Sparky,
How big is your setup. If it's small, I would suggest you don't dose Iodine. It can be overdosed easily and there is a possibility of killing some livestock or helping algae growth.
Your crustaceans will most probably get enough Iodine through what they eat.
Anyway, where are the pics!?!
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