acclimating emerald crab

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    jackie

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    Hello - I have had my tank since Dec 08 -plenty of water changes and quite used to chemical testing - still using strip method - will get drops later (master kit). I have just bought a rather large emerald crab - very green snipped the LFS guys finger (hehe) I wanted a big one as I have a rather aggressive Sergent Major - how long should I acclimate him-- I am using the drip method. He has been in the tank, in bad for about 1 hour with maybe a 1/4 cup water from my tank to bag 3 times so far. His body is about the size of a nickle and his claws outstreached (he does this - maybe mad about the bag) is two inches - he's huge.
     
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    I'd just acclimate him long enough to get the tank salinity to match the salinity in the bag.
     
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    I prefer to always use the drip method.
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    Thats the method I use Dcan.Only I just drip untill the salinity in the tank and bag are the same.
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    With inverts, a couple of hours is pretty good. Hopefully he's in the tank by the time you read this :)
     
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