Your thoughts on ReefCleaners acclimation

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    Normally, when I get new inverts I'll float the bag then drip acclimate. Last week I purchased a small CUC from reef cleaners and yesterday I got this e-mail for when they come in
    I just wanted to get everyone else's thoughts on this.
     
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    Well i only have snails and hermits in my QT awaiting their doom...but when i get them i just throw them in...i also just got some with a coral order that came from Florida.Again i just dropped them in...Looks like they all lived....for now:Cheers:
     
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    I just temp acclimate my corals too, I just thought it was really bad not to drip inverts
     
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    OhNoNemo i love triggers

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    What i meant was the place i got the corals from sent me about 10 hermits too,and i just dropped them in,,,they were fine...a couple met there doom already though..:mrgreen:
     
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    i do acclimation for new fish n sps, never did it for snails lol
     
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    Follow John's instructions.
    I've ordered from him several times. Good guy that knows his biz.
     
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    If you bring the snails right home from your LFS, but after two days of shipping you have more ammonia in the bags. And john tends to ship the snails in wet papertowel, not bags of water. So get them right into the tank.
     
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    Thanks Dennis, I was going to since it's his product and I believe he warranties them if they don't make it.
     
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    I think that explains the difference then.
     
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    Gotcha, in that email he says the snails come in a bag, it makes mire sense if they're in a paper towel though
     
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    ya, paper towel in a bag. You will most likely end up with a few dead little guys that don't make it, but he tends to send extra. At least with the hermit crabs.
     
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    I've never ordered from them but have use Reef2go and Live Aquaria.Both ship them in water so maybe that is why there method is different then Reef Cleaners.

    I drip my cleaners.
     
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    I have actually read the same thing with my sea horse lessons from Pete G. it also makes chemical sense to me.
     
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    I got my inverts from them today, Dennis was right they ship in plastic bags but, instead of being filled with water they were in there with a soaked paper towel. They all seem to be doing well so far.

    I'm really happy with everything but I won't lie I'm a little nervous. I ordered what I think was a fairly light cuc since my tank is still pretty new. What I got was was totally different I ordered 5 nerites and 10 or 15 dwarf ceriths what they sent was 15-20 nerites like 40 dwarf ceriths!
     
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    I told you he sends extras, lol. And they're cheap to begin with! :D
     
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