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clownfish

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I have looked at 3 different web pages and I have decided that I am going to float the bag for 20 minutes then add a cup of aqarium water veary slowly then remove a cup of aqarium water. I will wait a little and repeat this proses until I decide to pour the bag in. does this sound good.
 

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Most experienced octo keepers on this website prefer the drip acclimation method. Have a look at this thread:

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Seach on acclimation and read the advice - it's important not to rush things.

Nancy
 

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ok I just got done acclimation for my octopus he quikly swam to hid I used a cup and put my fingers in a funny shape on the side of the cup to make a steady drip it took about 30 minutes and the bag floted in the tank for about a 30 minutes wew it feels good that the octopus came out good we have already made a relationship well sort of if I get to close to him his eys turn black then when I go away his eyes turn there normal gray another thing can my octopus climb in my out take pump
 

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It really is too bad that you didn't read and assimilate the pages of information Colin, Nancy, and others have so carefully written. This reeks of a "rush project", not at all what we recommend.

*sigh* greg
 

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Clownfish, I am really not on TONMO.com as much as I used to be but please follow the advice being generously given by Greg, Nancy and all the others... its for the best
 

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