I decided to acclimatise the shrimp into a small (16L) aquarium rather than their future aquarium. This set-up is simply a 40x20x20cm aquarium, a small heater, a small lamp, rocks and a black background. The rocks provide shelter for the delicate shrimp!
I used the bottom half of a large water bottle as a vessel to acclimatise the shrimp in.
I firsly acclimatised just half of the shrimp. This ensured I had a backup!
To begin the process, I added a length of tubing to the aquarium with a valve on the other end.
I placed the valve into the acclimatisation tub and adjusted the flow to about 10 drops a minute. The acclimatisation tub had to be lower to maintain the flow of water through the tubing by gravity.
Before I began the process, I tested the pH and TDS of the water in my acclimatisation aquarium from my existing Sulawesi aquarium and the water the shrimp arrived in. This allowed me to judge how much of a change the acclimatisation would be.
This is the first shrimp I added to the aquarium. It is a good idea to add one animal first and see how it reacts.
Gradually I began to add more shrimp.
An unexpected arrival! A microcrab has stowed away with my Cardinals! Haha.
After the shrimp had grown used to the new water parameters for a few hours, I removed the rocks in preparation to add them to their new aquarium.
I netted them back into their tub.
Not the tub again!
I floated them in the aquarium, adding cups of water.