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Old 03/05/2011, 07:40 PM   #1
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toms hatch n feed brineshrimp hatchery

any one have any experience with these ? any good or do they take up to much tank space?


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Old 03/05/2011, 08:33 PM   #2
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well after doing some research the item appears to take up a lot of real estate so homade unit seems to be the way to go. how about this ? is anyone hatching their own bbs ?


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Old 03/06/2011, 06:35 AM   #3
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I hatch my own daily. I tried a few ideas but have found that an inverted 2 liter soda bottle works best.


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Old 03/06/2011, 07:10 AM   #4
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+1 on the soda bottle. I bought a little plastic base from MD that has a check valve for air line tubing to bubble air in there and then I just run a $5 home depot clamp on lamp over it.


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Old 03/06/2011, 10:53 AM   #5
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Oh wow, talk about great timing of a post! I am running low on live mysis for my octopus hatchlings so yesterday dug around in my supplies to find a few packets of brine shrimp eggs. I also found the base that you place an inverted bottle in so I threw in the water, egg and salt packet, hooked up the air pump, and placed it all on my metal halide ballast (to keep the water warm). I have my doubts, though, that the eggs will hatch.... they've been laying around for about two years now and I think these things have a shelf life.

Regarding the auto hatcher/feeder, thanks for the reminder! I have one in the basement somewhere that I bought years ago (to use for seahorse fry) and never even opened the package. Time to find it, dust it off, and see if it's worth using. i think the reason I never used it was because I need to enrich the bbs before feeding them to my fry and the auto feeder allows them to go right into the tank as soon as they're hatched, right?
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Old 03/06/2011, 12:45 PM   #6
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Mine hatch just fine without the light. I have read that they don't really need it.

Where have you been getting the live Mysids?


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Old 03/06/2011, 01:22 PM   #7
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Where have you been getting the live Mysids?
I buy them online: aquaculturestore.com

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Old 03/07/2011, 12:23 PM   #8
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I used the soda bottle method as well, never needed a light either...


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