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PostSubject: PH Acclimation Question   Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:49 pm

I have one 2.5" Albino Long-fin Bristlenose in my quarantine tank. I've been gradually lowering the Ph in the quarantine tank, which is now 7.1 to match my main tank, which is at 6.6. I've been emptying 1/4 of the water from the quarantine tank every other day and replacing it with water from my main tank, then refilling my main tank with new water. I have had this pleco in the quarantine tank for 2 weeks (it's been active and eating well) so I would like place it in the main tank.
My question: Is .5 too much of a PH jump if I float the Pleco in a bag and add water from my main tank every 15 minutes until the PH matches? Thanks for your thoughts.
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PostSubject: Re: PH Acclimation Question   Sun Dec 11, 2011 10:38 pm

seems ok, i would just do a transition like you mention.

BN are generally hardy Smile

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PostSubject: Re: PH Acclimation Question   Tue Dec 13, 2011 6:03 am

Yea as doug stated your bn should be alright, the little suckers are pretty hardy. 0.5 ph difference should not bother them at all Smile

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PostSubject: Re: PH Acclimation Question   Tue Dec 13, 2011 9:38 pm

Wouldn't worry about it too much.....

Did you check the Ph level of the water in the tank that the fish was in when you bought it.....?? did you compare that to your quarrantine tank...??

You'd be the only person that I have heard of actually doing it if you did, I know that I don't, however what I do ensure is that the levels in my tanks are between 6.8 -7.5.... ideally keeping it as near to 7 as posible... (I know every one here will now say they do check the water of fish that they have just bought, just to make me feel like a bad BN keeper.... Embarassed )

You can go over the top worrying about this sort of thing, so long as the levels are within recomended tolerance levels for the type of fish you are adding to an established tank, you should be fine.

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PostSubject: Re: PH Acclimation Question   Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:18 pm

It took me 3 hours to acclimate the long fin albino Bristlenose. It is doing fine except for my small standard Bristlenose is being rather boisterous & territorial, so the long fins on the albino have gotten slightly tattered. Both are out feasting on algae most of the day even with 72 watts of light shining down!
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PostSubject: Re: PH Acclimation Question   Wed Dec 14, 2011 2:36 am

72 watts huh? Not bad! Should give the bristles something to munch on!

I just shifted my peps into my main tank which had go a bit 'green' on the glass of late...over night it was spotless!!

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