KaitieG Posted March 8, 2021 Share Posted March 8, 2021 (edited) Hello! I just got my super delayed fish shipment from Aquahuna. The local PO called me immediately when they received it and I drove in to pick it up, but it had been in the mail for 8 1/2 days. All but one bag of fish is alive and looking relatively good. A few very skinny dwarf chain loaches, but other than that so far things look okay. I decided to plop and drop since they'd been in transit so long and ammonia levels were at least 5 ppm (I just dipped a tetra test strip...haven't done the API test yet, and that's where the test strips max out). Here's the thing...AquaHuna's acclimation instructions CLEARLY say to dump the bag water into the tank. I haven't done that yet at this point. It's only a 10 gallon QT tank, and if I dump a gallon of 5ppm amonia water in there....ew. But their water is acidic (as low as the test strips will go at about 6.4) and mine is very alkaline (8.2). Their water is also softer with a lower kh and gh than mine. So, do I add the nasty bag water? Do I try to lower my ph to let them gradually adjust? Do I just cross my fingers? Edited March 8, 2021 by KaitieG Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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