Water7 Posted November 17, 2015 Report Share Posted November 17, 2015 So I have my first shrimp en route. They are cherries. I have been reading on acclimation but have never drip acclimated anything before. I have some airline and have practiced the procedure. However, could someone give me a guideline as to how you drip acclimate? For example: Drip X drips per second for X hours. Or, drip until the water volume is X times that of the original shipping water. I know it probably isn't an exact science, but I want to do it the best I can. My other question regards adding new water to the tank after a water change. I have read that some drip it in to reduce stress on the shrimp. I did a practice run recently, and found out that it takes extraordinarily long. If I had tried to drip the whole two gallons in it would have taken hours, I don't know how many. I have plants, and cannot leave the lights off for hours while dripping a large volume of water in. I could try a faster drip, or slowly siphoning it in through the airline, which would still be better than dipping it all in quickly with a container like I normally do. I would appreciate some pointers. Thank you! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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