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DRIP METHOD

The most effective way to acclimate your new additions to your aquarium; whether its fish, corals, or invertebrates, is the “drip method”. You take a five gallon bucket (or a large Tupperware container; the deeper the better) and empty the whole bag into it, including the new critter. Set the bucket next to your aquarium. Then take a long piece of airline tubing with a gang valve (a valve that allows you to control the amount of water going through the tube) and create a siphon from your tank into the five gallon bucket. Adjust the gang valve to a slow trickle and let that sit for approximately one to two hours or until the amount of “new” water is two to three times the amount of bag water.


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