Acclimation is a crucial step in keeping a successful and thriving reef. The process slowly introduces your new specimens to the water chemistry in your tank. Water chemistry consists mainly of the parameters you may already be testing for: Salinity, pH, Alkalinity, Temperature, Magnesium, Calcium, and other trace elements. Naturally, water chemistry from two tanks will very rarely be the same, this is where acclimation comes in. While there are many methods hobbyists have used to acclimate their new arrivals, we have found great success following the steps listed below to acclimate our beautiful specimens from all around the world. Harry’s Marine Life strongly encourages our customers practice these husbandry habits and require them be followed in order to take advantage of our 7-Day Guarantee on Website Orders.