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Offline bearsfan420

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Pistol shrimp
« on: June 18, 2014, 20:43:02 »
Im getting a pistol shrimp and watchman goby this weekend and heard that acclimating a pistol can b long process.I usually just float bags till reach temp then pour in but not sure bout this one.Any help appreciated.

Offline Twizted1

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Re: Pistol shrimp
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2014, 20:58:50 »
I float bags then drip acclimate. I drip a little longer for some inverts.

Offline Steve

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Re: Pistol shrimp
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2014, 21:09:38 »
I float bags then drip acclimate. I drip a little longer for some inverts.

If they are going from low salinity to high salinity, say 1.019 to 1.024, it is very important to acclimate slowly.

Offline H2Ohio

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Re: Pistol shrimp
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2014, 07:31:26 »
Drip acclimated mine, took about an hour but doesn't require constant supervision. 

Are you pairing it with a yellow watchman?  Let us know how that process goes.  I have seen mine once in 2 months and does not appear to have paired up with my tiger watchman.

Offline bearsfan420

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Re: Pistol shrimp
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2014, 14:07:15 »
Yes i am pairing with yellow watchman and i will keep u posted


Offline andys1982

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Re: Pistol shrimp
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2014, 13:01:31 »
Be careful when drip acclimating that you don't let the temp change too much in whatever you're dripping into.  I don't drip anything but super sensitive (linka stars and such) and then it's overnight.  I like to half submerge my drip bucket in my sump to keep the water temp and also no issues if I let it overflow.  For everything else, its a cup or so of my tank water into the bag every 15 minutes for an hour.  This allows buffering of all parameters instead of just temp.

 

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