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    ++ to both posters. the PH at my LFS is 8.5 (and they keep harleys BTW). My ph is 7.2.

    So yes, drip Acclimate. Easy as pie. If you've never done it the simplest way is to get a bucket, put your new fish in it, take about 5 feet of tubing, tie a knot in it somewhere, start siphoning water from your QT (or your show tank if these are your first fish into the tank) and let it drip slowly into the bucket with the new fish. You can adjust the drip by tightening or loosening the knot but the drip should be slow.

    I drip for about 1 1/2 hours. I also add an air bubbler to the bucket.

    Then net them and put them in the tank ... don't pour the water back as you don't want fish store water in your tank.
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

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    0 Not allowed!
    Thanks! I will ask the lfs what their pH is too... And definitely drip them...

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    tbh if its a real lfs and not petsmart or petco they should have similar water to urs, unless its a long trip for you.
    KING OF THE GOLD BARBS RAWR!!!!
    I wonder if i plant one of my tiger barbs would the demon seed grow to a full tree?
    gotta love them bunnies!
    I.R.S.: We've got what it takes to take what you've got!

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    0 Not allowed!
    It is a real lfs, about 40 minutes away. Good selection, good fish, employees who know their stuff... Thanks for the help! Looks like I'll be getting some harleys tomorrow

    Just a side note... there's a petsmart 25 minutes away that actually has better fish than two closer lfs's... go figure...

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    Merry Christmas! - Lab_Rat thank you for the birthday wishes - mommy1 Happy One Year AC Anniversary! - Rue For being understanding, thank you - Cliff (closest I could find to a catfish) Thanks for the nomination! - sheamurai 
    Thank you for the MOTM nomination - mommy1 I think you deserve a random gift. Yes, I think you do. - PhillipOrigami For being a fellow MA native! - Lolita Happy Birthday to you. - jeffs99dime Merry Christmas - Cliff 
    It's a Christmas Bunny, Merry Christmas. - gadget228 I've not seen anyone with an umbrella here. You seem to have an odd collection of gifts...so here's my contribution. :-) - ~firefly~ "genocidex;1139790]stupid question... but would i be able to use lawn clovers in a tank?  lol"  REALLY - Strider199 crayfish! - Brhino thanks for sharing - sheamurai 
    For filling out my school! :) - Flyby Stardancer silly rabbit... - sheamurai They say one of these a day keeps doctors away.... - Trillianne Day Two... - Trillianne Thanks for the frogbit very much :) - Greentoads41 
    World Trade Center Victims and Heroes - Fireworks Safety - genocidex 

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    0 Not allowed!
    petsmarts seem to be stepping up their game. the only reason i didnt include them as "real lfs" is because they purify their water to a 7.0 ph.... so their water will be different.
    KING OF THE GOLD BARBS RAWR!!!!
    I wonder if i plant one of my tiger barbs would the demon seed grow to a full tree?
    gotta love them bunnies!
    I.R.S.: We've got what it takes to take what you've got!

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    0 Not allowed!
    Yeah I still think of them as a big box store... better than the others, but still...

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    Harleys are drip acclimating right now. Here's a link to the tank journal... http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...d.php?t=109661

    Thanks for the help guys!!

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