Step By Step Acclimation Procedure
Salinity Acclimation (For Fish only)
We ship fish at sg of 1.021 so if your tanks sg is 1.026 that’s a difference of 5 points. Please follow the following procedure according to the difference in salinity.
NOTE: We ship in lower salinity and medicines in water to minimize shipping stress as higher salinity causes stress in shipping.
After temperature acclimation simply release fish to your tank.
After temperature acclimation, release all fish and transport water into a bucket. Take out 25% transport water and discard it. Replace it with same amount of tank water or new saltwater. Wait 10 min and repeat the water exchange again. Wait 10 min between each exchange. Check the salinity and it should be within 1 point and you can choose to either release them into tank or do another exchange if there are very sensitive fish in the mix.
Follow the steps above and keep replacing transport water with new saltwater or tank water giving 10 min in between each exchange till salinity is a match. Note: For sensitive fish and inverts it’s best to drip acclimate over 30-45 min or longer if salinity is off more than 3 points. Also keep an eye on ammonia and place some sort of water movement or air stone in the bucket.
Salinity Acclimation (For Inverts)
We ship inverts at maximum salinity of 1.025-26 so simply float the unopened bags in a tank or sump for 20–30 mins then cut open the bags and net or spoon the inverts out and release them in the tank.
NOTE: Please do not mix inverts with fish transport water as fish water contains medicines so keep the fish and inverts separate in acclimation.