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    Easy Easy Easy.

    Supplies:
    One air line control valve
    1'+ air line
    1 Air line holder suction cup (not even really needed just makes it easier)



    Take the 3 and hook them together like so.



    Stick the suction cup the inside of the tank, under the water. Close the air valve but not incredibly tightly. This way when you suck this water up the hose it stays there after u take your mouth away. This way you wont get any water in your mouth. See below



    Now drop the end of the airline next to the tank.

    Thats it, put your tupperware or whatever you use under the drip with your fish + bag water, then slightly open the valve, and you have your drip, as fast or slow as you like pretty much. The drip in the video is kind of fast, but it makes it easier to see, i used a red cup for the same reason.


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    wow looks nice and easy, not sure if im going to use it, maybe on neon tetras who knows, GREAT JOB either way, it was nicely done!
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    Thanks a lot trigun. Though i think it would have been probably more appropriately posted in the DIY section...DOH! im usually so good about that. Sorry hobbs!

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    I haven't used the drip acclimation before. I have done a long, drawn out acclimation, but not drip......


    Sooo - if you were acclimating fish with the drips that slow, how long would you let it do that? And would you take water out of the cup too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ellen4God
    Sooo - if you were acclimating fish with the drips that slow, how long would you let it do that? And would you take water out of the cup too?
    How long depends on how sensitive the fish is, how large the difference in water parameters is, how careful you want to be etc. Anywhere from an hour or so to probably a quarter of a day depending. Of course, doing it this way over 30 minutes is better than 30 minutes with any other method, floating, bucket, whatever...since this method is the most gradual by far. The time period is completely up to you.

    Yes you will have to take water out periodically, just like the bucket method.

    When i finish, i still pour the fish into a net and then place them in, rather than dump the water into the tank.
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    Nice writeup. I use this exact method for acclimating my shrimp, a nice slow drip over a very hours.

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    Great idea. Never thought about the valve before and i even have one laying around.

    Last time i used it i just tied a knot in the tubing and it wasn't very good.

    How slow can you get it to drip? i'm kinda wondering if i can water my plant that's next to my tank with this technique.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PUNISHER VETTE
    Great idea. Never thought about the valve before and i even have one laying around.

    Last time i used it i just tied a knot in the tubing and it wasn't very good.

    How slow can you get it to drip? i'm kinda wondering if i can water my plant that's next to my tank with this technique.
    Easily half as slow as the video or slower. Pretty much as slow as you want if you sit there and fidget with it for a minute.

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    Cool. A bit cleaner than tying a couple of knots in it that's for sure.

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    Nice fry you have there, and great tutorial.

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