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    Rummynoses die because they are sensitive fish and a lot of people don't realize that. If you acclimate them very slowly and be patient you should have a much higher success rate with them. As for keeping your cycle, if you can't find the fish you want then get a bottle of janitorial grade ammonia and just dose the tank up to 1ppm or less to keep the cycle going till you find the fish you want.
    Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.

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    How slowly should I acclimate them?

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    4 Not allowed!
    I did mine for about an hour and a half...I used the bag method, and it worked just fine
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    What Slap said. The bag method is the best. I roll up the end of the bag like a pant leg and it'll hold enough are to keep the bag floating without having to hold it. Then just add a little tank water every 20 minutes or so.
    Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.

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    Or, use my "patented" clothes hanger method!

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    I used my moms hair clips......
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    3 Not allowed!
    I use the drip acclimation method.

    1. Get a black bucket (or suitably darkened container) and transfer the fish with the original bag water.
    2. The bucket should have some weed in, or a rock/cave which they can hide underneath.
    3. Put an airline in the main tank and get a syphon action going - ensure there is an air valve on the end to control the flow.
    4. Close the valve down to a regular "drip, drip, drip, drip" and have that going into the bucket.
    5. Cover the bucket and leave for an hour or two whilst the water gradually mixes.

    Once I feel the water is adequately mixed and it is more than 50% original tank water (e.g. the water volume in the bucket has more than doubled) I net the fish and transfer them to the tank (normally with the tank lights off, but with the room lights on). Sometimes, I find that tetra species panic badly in the dark so it's best to leave the lights on - but it could just be penguin tetra that do this as I've not had that many. Others can confirm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by afro123 View Post
    I used my moms hair clips......
    She was not pleased.
    Great post, a good laugh in the middle of the day!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    Or, use my "patented" clothes hanger method!

    http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/h.../acclimate.jpg
    I am so stealing this idea...
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    It's all yours!
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