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  1. #1

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    For your AC tank! - Northernguy Nice job on the tank! - Brookfish I sure hope this helps! lol Good luck! - Northernguy congrats on the fish - Lab_Rat This is a lucky Neon! - Northernguy 
    Such a good fish Mommy! lol - Northernguy Congrats on your award! - Brookfish Sorry about your Guppy! - Brookfish i hope the guppies are okay :) - Demi ^_^ this is a guppy? lol - domjd05 
    Happy B-Day :) - Agassizii Happy Birthday =D - Aeonflame Happy Birthday! - Brookfish for an excellent post - Lab_Rat thanks for the gift XD - genocidex 
    This makes 2, 8 to go! - homemadepopcorn thanks so much for coming to my aid! - fishmommie 

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    BethyMT has mailed me a baby betta HMPK! If USPS behaves well, he will arrive at my office tomorrow morning. I have an empty 5 gallon chi waiting for him there, and I'll be bringing some filter media from my tank with me to get an instant cycle.

    It'll be a temporary home for him at my office--he'll be there for 1 week and then he'll be a surprise Christmas present for my sister and nephew! The chi will be going with him, but I will be adding plants, gravel and hideyholes for him.

    Should I drip acclimate him when he arrives, or will it be safe to slowly add small scoops of the tank water to his water until it's totally diluted, then pass him over to the tank?

    Usually that's how I do it and I've never had a problem, but I'm not sure how sensitive fish are after being sent in the mail! I've never ordered one online before, so they're usually going from water that is very similar to my own and barely need acclimation.

    Also, will the bare-bottom tank be okay for him for about a week? (More like 5 and a half days, I'm setting the tank up some time on Christmas eve or the Sunday before when my sister isn't home.)
    29 Gallon Tank : planted. stock: 2 GBR, 13 Harlequin Rasbora, 5 otocinclus, bn pleco
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    6.6 Fluval Chi: planted. stock: 1 male halfmoon betta
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    Adding tank water to his water is acclimating him. Hope you like your new guest and he loves his tank.

  3. #3

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    am sure I deserve a few of these... lol - Cyberra Thanks for sharing your X-stitch fish pillow project! - Aminax for being prone to computer problems - Cyberra happy birthday to me... August 29th - Cyberra earned ANOTHER one... siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigh - Cyberra 
    I dub thee official greeter to the forum! - korith Happy Belated One Year AC Anniversary! - Rue You need another betta! - Pleco380 it birtha the birthday betta XD - genocidex A birthday betta for you. - mermaidwannabe 
    You need a popsicle after wheelbarrow races! haha - escamosa Where there's plows, there's piggies! :) - escamosa You need some grapes, 'cause they were mentioned in the riddle! haha - escamosa to congratulate you on 2 years! - andreahp Here's one Christmas present! - Rue 
    I'm sorry I couldn't ship you one!! Forgive me! - bethyMT ٩(̾●̮̮̃̾̃̾)۶ - korith this might help numb your lips lol - Gogi For being awesome and bringing me here. :) - Flyby Stardancer We need to get you up so you have as many bettas as you do in RL. ;) - Flyby Stardancer 

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lolita
    Should I drip acclimate him when he arrives, or will it be safe to slowly add small scoops of the tank water to his water until it's totally diluted, then pass him over to the tank?

    Also, will the bare-bottom tank be okay for him for about a week? (More like 5 and a half days, I'm setting the tank up some time on Christmas eve or the Sunday before when my sister isn't home.)
    Like Lady Hobbs said, slowly adding water to the bettas water is the way many of us acclimate new fish.

    Bare bottom tanks are fine - I have one in my QT where I keep new fish for 2 weeks.

    Enjoy - and what a nice gift!
    46 gal fw tank with black skirt tetras, neon tetras, spotted corys, cherry barbs, otoclinus, snails & 4 amano shrimp - plastic & live plants
    5 gal QT
    Remember: Our job is to take care of the water our fish live in

  5. #5

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    For your AC tank! - Northernguy Nice job on the tank! - Brookfish I sure hope this helps! lol Good luck! - Northernguy congrats on the fish - Lab_Rat This is a lucky Neon! - Northernguy 
    Such a good fish Mommy! lol - Northernguy Congrats on your award! - Brookfish Sorry about your Guppy! - Brookfish i hope the guppies are okay :) - Demi ^_^ this is a guppy? lol - domjd05 
    Happy B-Day :) - Agassizii Happy Birthday =D - Aeonflame Happy Birthday! - Brookfish for an excellent post - Lab_Rat thanks for the gift XD - genocidex 
    This makes 2, 8 to go! - homemadepopcorn thanks so much for coming to my aid! - fishmommie 

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    :D Thanks guys!

    I'm just nervous about receiving a fish through the mail lol. I can't wait to see the look on my nephew's face when he sees his new fishie on Christmas! :D
    29 Gallon Tank : planted. stock: 2 GBR, 13 Harlequin Rasbora, 5 otocinclus, bn pleco
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    6.6 Fluval Chi: planted. stock: 1 male halfmoon betta
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    Hey!

    All the fish I've sent have arrived in good shape...you can probably expect him to be freaked out and stripey, but once he's in his tank, he will eventually calm down. He will also be hungry. I've had these fry in a bare bottom tank since they got here, so he's used to that already. Your acclimation process sounds fine.

    I was very daunted by recieveing/sending fish in the mail, but it's been all right...in some ways bettas are perfect for it because they don't need a tremendous amount of water and can breathe air in the bag. There's enough air in that bag to last a few days. I'm sure you'll do a great job getting him set up for your nephew.

  7. #7

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    For your AC tank! - Northernguy Nice job on the tank! - Brookfish I sure hope this helps! lol Good luck! - Northernguy congrats on the fish - Lab_Rat This is a lucky Neon! - Northernguy 
    Such a good fish Mommy! lol - Northernguy Congrats on your award! - Brookfish Sorry about your Guppy! - Brookfish i hope the guppies are okay :) - Demi ^_^ this is a guppy? lol - domjd05 
    Happy B-Day :) - Agassizii Happy Birthday =D - Aeonflame Happy Birthday! - Brookfish for an excellent post - Lab_Rat thanks for the gift XD - genocidex 
    This makes 2, 8 to go! - homemadepopcorn thanks so much for coming to my aid! - fishmommie 

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    :D Okay thanks! This is making me feel much better haha.

    He's already been processed through my post office. So he should be here within the next three hours. It says he's guaranteed by 3 pm! :)

    I can't decide if I should do sand or gravel for this tank! I have to figure out how to decorate it for my sister and nephew. My dad was like "Do bright rocks!" but... I want it to look nice lol.
    29 Gallon Tank : planted. stock: 2 GBR, 13 Harlequin Rasbora, 5 otocinclus, bn pleco
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    6.6 Fluval Chi: planted. stock: 1 male halfmoon betta
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