06-10-2010, 04:42 AM
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Originally Posted by onefish2fish
not saying i dont believe it was sucked into your pump which honestly in my experience happens AFTER a fish gets hurt, sick or isnt right. IME a healthy fish can out swim a pump to another area with less of a flow. what i was just wondering was how old and HOW you acclimated, did you drip or float?
I can understand why you wouldn't believe it, I wouldn't either unless I had seen the fish.
I floated the fish, changing a small cup of bag water for tank water every 10 minutes until the bag was full of tank water. The same method I have used successfully for years.
It was perfectly healthy, just young. I have a high turnover in the tank and It was a curious fish. It was perfectly healthy for 3 days and then I woke up to find it stuck to a pump inlet (about 1/4 of an inch inlet, with 1200lph going into it).
I have been keeping fish long enough to know how to properly acclimate and care for fish. You'll just have to trust me on that.
It was simply a case of not being able to swim quicker than the pump was drawing in. I have since added a large block of filter media over the inlet, not ideal but kept clean it should be fine until I can afford a vortech