With our lives as busy as they are, it’s easy to start an acclimation, medicated dip, or some other task and walk away, eventually forgetting all about what you just started. For some tasks, our forgetfulness may not have any negative impact, but for others, we may not be so lucky. Medicated and/or freshwater dips, for example, are very time dependent. If you toss aquarium livestock into either of these dips, they could die if left in for too long. So, if you’re doing a task that has a specific time limit, be sure to set an alarm on your phone or use a digital timer so that you know you don’t exceed predetermined safety limits.