I keep hearing that if you were acclimating a fish with a drip, you acclimate the temp first then do the drip. But then it's said that an acclimation drip is not recommended because of the difference between tank temp and bag temp would put stress on the fish. Then wouldn't it make more sense to do the drip first then the water temp? Then again, if you do a 3 drop per second drip, the temp change would be more gradual than "bag in the water" temp change. That's not Biology. That's simple Physics. Depending on the volume of water in the bag when you start the drip, at only 3 drops per second, the total mass of the water in the bag would dominate the temp as a whole and if there were to be any change in temp, it would only be about 1/2 to 1.0 degree. If a drip takes 20 to 30 min, even if it's a 1.0 degree temp change, I don't think the fish would even notice that. Certainly a temp change in the ocean caused by Mother Nature alone is more drastic than that. I may be a newbie when it comes to fish but I do know a little about simple Physics. Please feel free to correct me if you think I'm wrong, but if you really think about it, my theory makes sense.