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    EliWhitney314 Phish Head

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    Well I just bought two tomato clowns. Photos to come. I need to drip acclimate them and need to know if my styrofoam boxes are too big or too small? What can I use? Would a gallon jug work?
     
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    gallon jug should work fine, it's bigger than the bag they came in...
    got any big 5 gallon buckets for water changes or whatnot?
     
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    Lol...you could use anything that holds water. The gal jug or styrofoam should work fine.
     
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    If you use the large one, just tilt the container to one side so that the water is on one side to cover the fish.
     
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    Alright they are good and so beautiful.
     
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    EliWhitney314 Phish Head

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    How long should I drip? an hour or so?
     
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    Congratulations Eli:D

    I just drip until the salinity in the bag matches the salinity of the tank.JMO,But long acclimations seems to cause more stress for the fish than just matching salinity.
     
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    congrats Eli :)
     
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    Thanks guys, I am so excited. It's been an hour so I guess I will make it a solid stream and get them in the tank.
     
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    salinity is still off. It's like 1.021 in their styrofoam bin and 1.023 in mine.
     
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    Well they are in the tank. I'm going out, talk to you guys later.
     
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    pics! Stop seeing Avatar again and take pics of the fish in the tank for us. :mrgreen:
     
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    Congratulations Eli. But where's the Mandarin? :lol:
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    AWESOME! Great choice in fish. You'll love them! What did you name them? I know you named them ;)
     
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    Haha! Be prepared to BLEED when you are cleaning the tank in the future! Definately cool fish though! Just an FYI, I usually use an acrylic pitcher for acclimation, anything that holds water and is clean always works.
     
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    I did not name them yet actually Biff. There was a small brew ha ha over territory and it was over, the clown with the dark body is much more dominant than the other.

    Good thinking Ryan. And thanks everyone.
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    The clown with the dark body is the female -- females are darker than males. The female is always dominant. So name them already!!
     
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    Yeah she is really giving him a hard time. haha
     
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