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.
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.
Last edited by Wild Turkey; 03-10-2009 at 03:36 AM.