All livestock received should be acclimated to minimize stress on animals. There are a few different methods, but Happy Coral, Inc recommends this one for best success. These Methods must be followed or guarantee will be void.
The drip method
The drip method is easy to do but does require a piece of airline tubing and gate valve to work. At Happy Coral we use a IV tubing which works perfect for this application.
1. Float the bag for 15 minutes
2. Put your specimen into a container that can hold 4x the amount of water with the specimen in the bag and leave the specimen fully covered.
3. Next start a siphon and adjust your drip rate to around 2-3 drops a second and let drip into container.
4. Let container fill up and net or take out the specimen out of the container and discard water unless you would like to dip the specimen.
5. If you would like to dip the specimen (coral only), follow the instructions per the dipping solution from here. We use Coral Revive or Coral Rx for best results.
For corals the acclimation procedure doesn't stop here. Remember that all corals should be acclimated to lighting in your aquarium. Place corals at the bottom of your tank and gradually move them up to where you would like them to be during 1-2 week time.
Note for Coral: Do not acclimate coral longer than 20 minutes!!! Do not Acclimate any Acropora in the same container as other Acropora
Note For Acropora: We keep our Acroporas under 400 Watt Metal Halide Lighting, so you should be fine to start in the middle of your tank and work to a desired location from there.
Conditions for our water (If you are able to match these, this should be easier on the corals for acclimation)
Calcium 400 ppm
Temperauture : 76