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Do RCS need Drip Acclimating Or can you just float the bag for 30 mins to equalize temp? I am worried due to the fact that they are coming from a total different part of the country and i would hate to just "float and dump" and have them die due to drastic water differences. Any Suggestions??
 

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Listen to your gut telling you to drip em'. With RCS being pretty hardy, you could probably speed up the drip.

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I'm new to keeping shrimp and I didn't do a slow drip acclimation. I floated the bags for about 20-30 mins with the bags open and scooped in tank water every 5 minutes. Then scooped them out with a net. They all survived and have bred, no issues.

However, mine were tank bred in a local shop and the 2nd batch was from a local swap meet. I'm sure if yours are shipped they will be a bit more stressed than mine.

I don't have much of a water care regimen, as I go with a really low tech set up but they seem to be thriving which is a testament to their toughness.

Hope that helps.
 
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