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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinVA View Post
    Many people utilize different methods... and these different methods typically work, otherwise they'd cease doing it. I used to float the bags and net the fish out and add them to the tank. This worked... Now I drip acclimate them for several hours... and guess what? Still works. Neither method resulted in deaths. I do feel better about the drip acclimation process, though, because it just makes sense that it takes time to get used to different conditions, like variances in pH/GH/KH/temp/etc. In other words, both methods might work, but one, I feel, is less stressful to the fish.
    I buy my fish from LFS, a 20 minute drive home. I just use the drip method, about an hour or so and then net and place in tank. I've read not to feed them for 24hrs. I have not lost any fish with this method. I'm happy, no reason to change.
    25 Gal - Tropical
    Custom made Wet/Dry/Sump Filter System, AquaClear 20 Powerhead, RenaCal Excel 300 Heater, artificial plants
    Fish - 6 Blackskirt Tetras, 4 Red Wag Platy's, 2 Silver Hatchet's, German Blue Ram, Bulldog Pleco, 2 assassin snails.
    "Plans go wrong for lack of advice; many advisers bring success." King Solomon.
    Pictures of my 10 Gal Sump Filtration project

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    Exactly. If it works for you, then keep doing it. =] There's absolutely no reason to change.
    Adventures in Aquaria - The KevinVA Story

    When in doubt, ask yourself... W.W.L.S (What would Lee Say)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gronlaura View Post
    It's easy - just use airline tubing (same kind you use for a bubbler - 1/4 inch dia x 10 ft length from Home Depot is about $3.00) long enough to go from your tank to the container with the new fish. Put a valve control on the end going in the container and turn the little thumbscrew knob till you get about 3-4 drops per second. Then let it run until you have tripled the water in the container (2/3 tank water, 1/3 LFS water), about 2 hours. Then net the fish and add them to your tank. Discard all the container water.

    Airline control valves:

    Attachment 28749
    That does sound easy, thanks for the link too!
    10 Gallon Beginner Tank... Journal

    40 Gallon Breeder: ... Journal

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