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livestock acclimating

Acclimation is especially important and can mean the difference between your new addition making it or not. There are 2 ways to acclimate your stock, drip acclimation and float acclimation. Drip acclimation is a much gentler, gradual way of introducing  fish, and we recommend this way wherever possible. Depending on what you’re adding to your aquarium, please follow the instructions below to ensure the correct acclimation of your livestock.

 ADDING MARINE FISH, MARINE INVERTS AND FRESHWATER SHRIMP

  1. TURN YOUR LIGHTS OFF ON YOUR AQUARIUM
  2. EMPTY THE CONTENTS OF THE BAG ALONG WITH YOUR LIVESTOCK INTO A CLEAN 15LTR BUCKET OR CONTAINER.
  3. USE OUR DRIP ACCLIMATION KIT OR 4MM AIRLINE TO CAUSE A SIPHON INTO THE BUCKET. ALLOW THE WATER TO FLOW IN, DO NOT TIE A KNOT IN THE AIRLINE, LET THE WATER FLOW STRAIGHT IN THE BUCKET.
  4. ADD 10-15LTRS OF TANK WATER INTO THE BUCKET, THIS WILL ONLY TAKE APPROXIMATELY 30 MINUTES.
  5. IF YOUR ADDING MARINE LIVESTOCK, BE SURE TO CHECK THE SALINITY MATCHES YOUR SYSTEM WATER. IF IT DOES, NET YOUR NEW ADDITION TO YOUR AQUARIUM AND DISCARD THE WATER IN THE BUCKET, AS THIS MAY CONTAIN AMMONIA OR COPPER. IF THE SALINITY DOES NOT MATCH, CONTINUE TO ADD THE WATER INTO THE BUCKET UNTIL IT DOES.
  6. TOP BACK UP YOUR SYSTEM.
  7. OBESERVE YOUR NEW ADDITIONS😊

ADDING TROPICAL FISH

DRIP ACCLIMATION (AS ABOVE) 

OR

FLOAT ACCLIMATION

  1. TURN YOUR LIGHTS OFF ON YOUR AQUARIUM.
  2. FLOAT YOUR FISH BAGS IN YOUR AQUARIUM AND LEAVE FOR 15 MINUTES TO EQUALIZE TEMPERATURE.
  3. ONCE 15 MINUTES HAS PASSED, OPEN THE BAGS AND ADD A CUP FULL OF WATER AND SECURE THE BAG SO THAT ITS FLOATING AT THE SURFACE OF THE WATER.
  4. CONTINUE TO ADD A CUP FULL OF WATER EVERY 5 MINUTES FOR HALF AN HOUR OR WHEN THE BAG IS FULL.
  5. EMPTY THE FISH BAGS THROUGH A NET AND ADD YOUR NEW FISH TO THEIR NEW HOME.
  6. TOP UP YOUR AQUARIUM AND TURN THE LIGHTS BACK ON IN AN HOUR’S TIME.
  7. OBESERVE YOUR NEW ADDITIONS😊