sponge and star acclimation


New member
How do you acclimate , or maybe transfer is a better word,things like sponges and stars from shipping water to your tank without mixing in the shipping water , and still keeping the animal out of contact with the air?


New member
That one is a hard one. I cant think of a way. Maybe try taking as much water as possible and only transferring a little bit.


Another Vegasreefer
I just cut the bag open underwater in the QT tank after a few hours acclimation. The majority of the shipping water will be gone by then. then after QT, put them in Gladlock containers underwater and transfer the whole thing to the main tank.


Premium Member
And with stars you don't even need to go through that. You drip acclimate them, pick them up, and put them in the tank. They're not sensitive to air exposure.