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Reef Gently AccliMate XL Acclimator/Transporter Tank

Reef Gently AccliMate XL Acclimator/Transporter Tank

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Reef Gently AccliMate XL Acclimator/Transporter Tank Information

The U.S. Patent Pending AccliMate reduces stress! You can easily trap, transport and acclimate all in the same container! The AccliMate XL makes your life easier and greatly increases the survival rates of your aquatic pets. The AccliMate XL provides an Eco-Friendly solution to plastic bags and helps preserve mom`s plastic leftover containers.

1-1/2 gallon capacity
11” x 5” x 9” tall

Some of the things you can do with the AccliMate XL:
1. Trap Fish.
2. Transport Aquatic Pets.
3. Acclimate New Arrivals.
4. Trap Bristle Worms and other pests.
Increase success, lower stress and reduce our hobby`s footprint with the AccliMate XL by Reef Gently, Inc.


Dimensions: 11" L x 5" W x 9" H

Manufacturer Info

Reef Gently
In March of 2010 the makers of the AccliMate merged with WP Manufacturing to take the AccliMate to the next level and since then have added the automatic acclimation system and replaced the old hanger with new Iron Grip suction cups to create the products you see today.

Reef Gently AccliMate XL Acclimator/Transporter Tank Reviews

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Love it!

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 9/5/2013 from Fremont, CA UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Expert

Comments: I purchased the XL about a month ago and have had nothing but great results in acclimating new store bought fish. I've had trouble over the years with finicky fish this has helped tremendously. I had a slight issue with the part of the product but Cindy M. from there customer service facilitated an acceptable solution expeditiously. I highly recommend this product and exceptional service.

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American Made

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 7/15/2013 from MONT VERNON, NH UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Expert

Comments: Some of the older reviews state that the AccliMate is made overseas. This used to be the case but for the last couple of years the AccliMate has been entirely manufactured in the USA! The quality and functionality has GREATLY improved since I first invented it in 2008. I use it personally every time I add or move anything, fish, coral, inverts. It really is the Swiss Army Knife of reef keeping! ~Wes

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Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 5/16/2013 from SAN LEANDRO, CA UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: Very nice, big for many things

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great time saver!!

Reviewers Rating Great

Posted: 5/6/2013 from DUXBURY, MA UNITED STATES
4.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: This is one of the greatest inventions for us saltwater fish people, You no longer have to wait for the fish to acclimate, you can go do something else for two or three hours, I like to acclimate my fish a long two to three hours now , when before I tried to rush it at one to two hours, I have not had any luck using it as a fish trap, one of the reasons I bought it!! The acclimator alone is worth it , I love this tank !!! Worth every penny. It lets me do my thing instead of watching if a hose is spilling saltwater over my wood floor, or just spilling everywhere. Love it, still I wish I could catch fish with it , I will keep trying, and give you an update...Dave

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Good idea but falls short.

Reviewers Rating Average

Posted: 12/18/2012 from PLACERVILLE, CA UNITED STATES
2.5 5
Experience Level: Expert

Comments: This product is a good idea but with one problem. The way it's designed to attach to the outside of the main tank with suction cups means that the temperature will be dropping in the acclimation chamber during a long acclimation period. This may not be as big a deal in the summer but in the winter it can mean a drop of more than a few degrees. If you're going through all the trouble to acclimate carefully, how can you temperature shock the fish at the end? To avoid this I've tried to put the chamber inside the tank but the suction cups work so well that it's really hard to "unstick" it when finished. This could have been avoided if the chamber was fitted with a hanging type holder rather than the suction cups.

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Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 10/10/2012 from ENGLISHTOWN, NJ UNITED STATES
4.5 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: Excellent product make acclimation easy and less stressful for the fish, instructions are well written out and the product is easy to use. I would recommend this product for anyone with a saltwater fish tank.

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Love this thing

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 6/8/2012 from BURBANK, CA UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Beginner

Comments: I've used this to trap, transport and acclimate fish & invertebrates and it's never let me down. I was a bit skeptical of the suction cups at first but boy oh boy do they stick. Providing the lid is secured properly with the velcrow sticker, it will NOT leak any water. There was one little problem I ran into that I sadly didn't notice until after I had trapped a fish. The screws that hold the suction cups in place weren't really tight so water was slowly leaking from them. After the fish was removed, I tightened the screws a bit and it's never leaked one drop since - even while completely full. Very handy.

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No problems with acclimation

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 1/23/2012 from FORT LAUDERDALE, FL UNITED STA
4.5 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: I had an opportunity to use the XL model with a large specimen I recently bought. I thought that I should acclimate it properly. The first thing I noticed were the oversize suctions cups that hold the unit to the outside of the tank. They held the unit securely for the time I acclimated the coral. I was very pleased with the result. The unit worked perfectly as advertised. I was impressed with the results. I think this is the only way to go if you want to acclimate a valuable animal. I had a question and contacted their costumer service department and they were very happy to assist me. I would highly recommend it to a friend.

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Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 11/25/2011 from Irvine, CA UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: I really wish I had bought this sooner. The Acclimate is a great product. It makes acclimating fish/coral/inverts a breeze. I took the acclimate to my LFS to buy a new fish and hermit crabs. I asked the guy to put the fish and hermits in the acclimate. Once I got home, I attached it to the side of my tank and got the siphon started. I let the acclimate do its thing for an hour. Then I lifted the inner box out and dumped the fish and hermits into the tank. I was worried that the suction cups would lose it suction but they held onto my tank and did not lose suction. The overall construction of the entire product is good. Strong and sturdy acrylic. There are lots of videos on YouTube that review this product if you are confused how it works.

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Difficult to use

Reviewers Rating Average

Posted: 10/15/2011 from Irvine, CA UNITED STATES
3.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: I know everybody raves about this, but my experience is less then thrilling. First of, the instructions are really complicated. I had to watch a YouTube video to figure out how to use it. Second, it only works if the acclimate is filled all the way to the top with the original water. That means if you bring home a bag with one coral/fish and you won't have enought water to fill the container. Also, what I didn't realize is that the water level of the tank and container have to match exactly since the siphon creates an equilibrium. I accidentially filled the container up right away with my tank water. I also don't like the suction cups. I would rather have a hang-on. I will still try to use this product and hopefully get some benefit out of it. But so far I am not impressed. Especially considering the high cost.

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