The Best Tools for Acclimation: Our Top Picks

The best aquarium tools for acclimation

Introducing a new fish or coral to your aquarium can be an exciting and nerve racking time for both you and the livestock making the transition. Luckily, we have all the tools needed to help make the transition as stress free as possible. Within this article we will break down all of the best acclimation tools to help introduce a new tank inhabitant into your aquarium. The main goal of this article is to help insure that the fish or coral you have purchased can be fully acclimated. While this may seem like a relatively simple task, there are some tricks and techniques to give your livestock the perfect introduction into your system. If you have any questions regarding our guide or, if you are looking for a specific recommendation please don’t hesitate to reach out to our customer care team

Within this article, we will first take a look at the best tool to make sure your livestock adjusts to the water chemistry within your aquarium. Then, we will take a look at both a product to help match the temperature in your aquarium, as well as a tool that allows for the fish in your tank to be introduced over time. Finally, we will look at a unique innovation to keep a close eye on a newly introduced coral frag.

Summary:

Let Your Fish Meet Their Neighbors: Marine Depot Acclimation and Quarantine Box
For Acclimating One Drop At a Time: Innovative Marine Auqa Gadget AccuDrip Acclimator
The Temperature Consistency You Need: Eheim Jager TruTemp Heater
Keep an Eye on That Special Frag: OceanBox Designs CoralOne Magnetic Solo Frag Rack

Let Your Fish Meet Their Neighbors: Marine Depot Acclimation and Quarantine Box

Marine Depot Acclimation Box

If you are looking for the best way to slowly introduce your new livestock to your existing tank inhabitants, look no further than our Marine Depot Acclimation and Quarantine box. We offer this box in two sizes that you can select depending on what type of livestock it will be holding. These boxes can be mounted onto the side of your aquarium or attached with the included suction cups. They will allow plenty of water to pass through the box without the fish being able to escape. If you are worried about aggression from other fish in your tank this box is an ideal solution to slowly introduce a new species into your system. When it is time to fully introduce the new fish into your tank, the acclimation box includes a sliding door that you can pull up to release the fish out. This tank is made of high quality acrylic and is also very easy to assemble right out of the box. For all of these reasons, our Acclimation and Quarantine Box is one of the best tools for livestock acclimation.

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For Acclimating One Drop At a Time: Innovative Marine Auqa Gadget AccuDrip Acclimator

Once you bring your newest aquarium livestock home, the first and most important thing to do is to ensure that these fish or corals are properly acclimated to your aquarium’s water chemistry. The AccuDrip from Innovative Marine is one of the best tools available to acclimate your livestock. This product was designed based off of the proven drip acclimation method which slowly adds your aquarium water into the container holding your new fish or coral. The AccuDrip makes it super easy to control the drip rate and get a siphon started without getting your hands wet. Most people use a flow rate of 1-3 drips per second which allows them to add the livestock to the tank after 15-45 minutes. For each of these factors, The AccuDrip from Innovative Marine is our pick for the best acclimation tool to get your new fish or coral adjusted to your aquarium one drop at a time.

Innovative Marine AccuDrip Acclimator

The Temperature Consistency You Need: Eheim Jager TruTemp Heater

Eheim Jager Heater

In addition to water chemistry, aquarium temperature is one of the most important parameters that newly purchased livestock must be adjusted to. In order to perform this, we recommend adding your newly purchased livestock to a bucket while getting drip acclimation started. Using a small heater like the 50 Watt Eheim Jager and setting it to the temperature within your aquarium will further help the acclimation process for your new livestock. Eheim has been one of the most proven and reliable manufacturers in the aquarium hobby for decades and their Jager heaters are a testament to that. These heaters come in a large variety of sizes and are designed for aquarium use. Due to their accuracy and versatility the Eheim Jager’s are the best tool to get your new livestock temperature acclimated.

Keep an Eye on That Special Frag: OceanBox Designs CoralOne Magnetic Solo Frag Rack

With the amount of money that some coral frags currently command, hobbyists want to keep a close eye on their recently purchased frag. The CoralOne Solo Frag Rack from OceanBox Designs allows reefers to do just that. We offer this rack as a single black unit or as a bundle of five multi-colored frag racks. This is an extremely compact frag holder with dimensions of 1.25” by 1.25” and it will fit frag plugs up to ½” in diameter. These racks are also handmade with high quality materials including rust resistant magnets that can operate on glass or acrylic aquarium walls up to ½” thick. Due to the small size of these frag holders, you can mount them anywhere to either maximize the light they are receiving or make them easy to view. One final great feature of these frag holders is simply the fact they are made in the United States.

OceanBox Designs Coral One Solo Frag Rack

Final Thoughts:

We hope this article has given you some helpful information and product recommendations when it comes to aquarium livestock acclimation. At the end of the day, we want to make sure our loyal customers are prepared to properly introduce new aquarium inhabitants into their tanks. Each product that was presented in this piece serves as a valuable tool that can help your new purchase adjust to your tank parameters as efficiently as possible. Having a stress free transition into your aquarium will help prevent any stress caused diseases while also setting up your livestock for sustained success. If you have any final questions or are seeking any guidance please don’t hesitate to reach out to our customer care team.

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