Acclimating Fish and Corals: How Drip Acclimation Ensures a Safe Transition Into Your Aquarium

Innovative Marine AUQA Gadget AccuDrip Acclimator - Single Pack

Innovative Marine AUQA Gadget AccuDrip Acclimator - Single Pack

Flow Control Pinch Valve

Flow Control Pinch Valve

Premium Silicone Airline Tubing 13 ft (Clear) - Cobalt Aquatics

Premium Silicone Airline Tubing 13 ft (Clear) - Cobalt Aquatics

Marine Depot RF-200 Acclimation / Quarantine Box

Marine Depot RF-200 Acclimation / Quarantine Box

CPR First A.I.D. Deluxe Model - Isolation / Quarantine Tank

CPR First A.I.D. Deluxe Model - Isolation / Quarantine Tank

Reef Gently AccliMate Acclimator / Transporter Tank

Reef Gently AccliMate Acclimator / Transporter Tank

Reef Gently AccliMate XL Acclimator/Transporter Tank

Reef Gently AccliMate XL Acclimator/Transporter Tank

Lee`s Aquarium Specimen Container Small

Lee`s Aquarium Specimen Container Small

Eheim MultiBox Multi-Purpose Container

Eheim MultiBox Multi-Purpose Container

Blue Life USA Safety Stop Instant Fish Quarantine

Blue Life USA Safety Stop Instant Fish Quarantine

Coral RX Coral Dip - 8 oz

Coral RX Coral Dip - 8 oz

Two Little Fishies ReVive Coral Cleaner 16.8oz

Two Little Fishies ReVive Coral Cleaner 16.8oz

Brightwell Aquatics MediCoral Coral Dip 30ml / 1oz

Brightwell Aquatics MediCoral Coral Dip 30ml / 1oz


https://mdshop.us/Drip-Acclimation Simply moving a fish or coral from one tank to another causes an internal stress response, so proper slow drip acclimation into your aquarium is crucial to relieve these stress symptoms as quickly as possible.

This "drip method" of acclimation works whether introducing fish directly to your reef or a quarantine tank. It should also be noted that this method is not only for fish—corals and especially invertebrates should also be acclimated properly.

The drip acclimation method is designed to slowly replace bag water with your aquarium water, which eliminates rapid changes in salinity, pH and temperature.

As with most things in reefkeeping, nothing good comes from rushing!

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Innovative Marine AUQA Gadget AccuDrip Acclimator: https://mdshop.us/AccuDrip

Flow Control Pinch Valve: https://mdshop.us/Flow-Control-Valve

Cobalt Aquatics Premium Silicone Airline Tubing: https://mdshop.us/Airline-Tubing

Marine Depot Acclimation and Quarantine Boxes: https://mdshop.us/MD-Acclimation-Boxes

CPR First A.I.D. Isolation / Quarantine Tanks: https://mdshop.us/CPR-First-AID

Reef Gently AccliMate Acclimator/Transporter Tanks: https://mdshop.us/Reef-Gently

Lee's Aquarium Small Specimen Container: https://mdshop.us/Specimen-Container

Eheim MultiBox Multi-Purpose Container: https://mdshop.us/Eheim-MultiBox

Blue Life USA Safety Stop Instant Fish Quarantine: https://mdshop.us/Safety-Stop

Coral Dips & Cleaners: https://mdshop.us/Coral-Dips


-- WATCH & LEARN --

How to Get Rid of Ich in a Reef Tank: Separating Fact From Fiction! - https://mdshop.us/Get-Rid-Of-Ich

Aquarium Medications - How to Treat Sick Fish: https://youtu.be/GyoSh3oNDpc

How to Build a Fish Quarantine Tank: https://youtu.be/NqN-vh1ENEY

How to Build a Coral Quarantine Tank: https://youtu.be/hIlb2qEx7rk

Quarantine and the Copper Checker: https://youtu.be/EnJlHw1ppWs

The Life Cycle of Marine Ich: https://mdshop.us/Ich-Diagram


-- REFERENCES / CITATIONS --

Kaur, Rajbir & Dua, Anish. (2015). Scales of Freshwater Fish Labeo rohita as Bioindicators of Water Pollution in Tung Dhab Drain, Amritsar, Punjab, India. Journal of toxicology and environmental health. Part A. 78. 388-96. 10.1080/15287394.2014.990072.

Klaus, James & Murray, S & Swart, Peter & Mcneill, Donald. (2013). Resource Partitioning and Paleoecology of Neogene Free-Living Corals as Determined from Skeletal Stable Isotope Composition. Bulletin of Marine Science. 89. 10.5343/bms.2012.1067.