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  1. #11

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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, female ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, rummies,
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    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?
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    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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    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!
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    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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