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    0 Not allowed!
    I have had some fish in a QT tank for about 2 weeks now, and I feel they are ready to be introduced into the main community tank.

    I use the same tap water and dechlorinator to fill and perform water changes on both tanks.

    QT Parameters: 77 degrees, pH 7.6, Ammonia 0, Nitrite 0, Nitrate ~10

    Main Tank Parameters: 77 degrees, pH 7.6, Ammonia 0, Nitrite 0, Nitrate ~0 (heavily planted)

    Do I need to perform a drip acclimation when transferring fish between tanks with nearly the exact same parameters?

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    They should be fine sense the parameters are slimier without drip acclamation but I always drip acclamation again to be safe.
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    With tank perimeters basically the same in both tanks, you'd be safe to net and drop.
    More and more, however, I'm reading here that many QT for 4 weeks to be safe.
    Did you worm your fish in QT? If not, you might want to take advantage of the time in QT to do that. Prazi Pro is safe and gentle and works great.
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    Net and drop. You are moving them from the same temp and the same pH. Nothing to acclimate. Temps and pH is the only reason to acclimate and you have that already.

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    Okay, thanks for confirming.

    I will look into PraziPro - there is no rush on the QT time.
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