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so feel free to move this thread if need just curious what do you think is the best way to acclimate a fish
This is what I do also.Jaysee said:I put the fish in a britta pitcher with the water they came in and add some tank water here and there. Then I pour out most of the water in the sink and pour the fish into the tank.
I also use the flow regulator valve. I got it from the LFS for $1.50.sirdarksol said:It depends. There are times that I float the bag on the surface and use a turkey baster to add aquarium water. After I fill the bag, I use the turkey baster to take water out and continue the process. The lights are off during this time, to keep the bag from overheating, and to keep the fish from panicking too much. I do this in the winter, when my house is often around the low to mid sixties, and I don't want to expose tropical fish to those temps.
During the summer, when my house is in the low seventies, I use a 5 gallon bucket and a drip acclimator (what Meenu described, with a valve on the end to allow me to adjust the flow rate down to drips per second.)
And, as Meenu said, quarantine is the way to go (no, I don't always do it, either, but I try to do so with my community tank).