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    Thanks guys, I updated my log with some pics... Working on a better solution, I'll let you know what I figure out... In the mean time, I still have babies, approaching 24 hours. I hope this log doesn't jinx anything.
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    Nice little setup you got there. E have you seen the larvae feeding? Are you planning to do rotifers too, or just going brine shrimp? I know hatching brine batches in sequence to keep the nutritious "fresh" hatches available can be a Biatch. That's why I ask.
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    Congrats and condolences. This is extremely interesting. You need one of those breeding banners in your sig now! If you don't have plans for these when they get a bit older, I would love to buy 2-3 off of you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by notxes11 View Post
    Nice little setup you got there. E have you seen the larvae feeding? Are you planning to do rotifers too, or just going brine shrimp? I know hatching brine batches in sequence to keep the nutritious "fresh" hatches available can be a Biatch. That's why I ask.
    Thanks bud! I have seen a few... Looks like they grab onto the BBS and just start feeding on it like a pellet or any other kind of food source. Supposedly rotifers are too small for them, and are good to go with BBS from day 1. We will see. 1 day down, 27 to go. At 28 days they supposedly settle out and are really, really, really small versions of the adults and just need to grow. As for BBS, yes it is a Biatch. I have 2, 2L bottles going at all times, and hoping I don't screw up any of the decap steps up. I might just have to take a stab at doing a large batch and storing the eggs in a brine solution.

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    Congrats and condolences. This is extremely interesting. You need one of those breeding banners in your sig now! If you don't have plans for these when they get a bit older, I would love to buy 2-3 off of you.
    Thanks, my only plans right now are to replace those that I lost, after that any extras will be available...

    I'm working on designing a new in-tank nursery as I do not have time to finish building my kriesel and setup it up as a new system. Since I have lost my Males, I am desperate to raise this batch to adult, just to keep from having to buy new live stock...

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    So anyone have any ideas on how to remove older BBS from a setup like this without impacting the babies? They are all so tiny!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by calvin415 View Post
    So anyone have any ideas on how to remove older BBS from a setup like this without impacting the babies? They are all so tiny!!!
    Joes tip for me on clowns and the chromis was to use air line tubing to manually siphon out the larval tank. I think you can run it into a micron mesh in case of sucking up a baby, or just siphon into a container that you can inspect before throwing it out. If there are any SS babies, you can siphon them back in the larval tank.
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    That is good info right there. I would have never thought of that, but it is a really good way to get the job done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by calvin415 View Post
    So anyone have any ideas on how to remove older BBS from a setup like this without impacting the babies? They are all so tiny!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by notxes11 View Post
    Joes tip for me on clowns and the chromis was to use air line tubing to manually siphon out the larval tank. I think you can run it into a micron mesh in case of sucking up a baby, or just siphon into a container that you can inspect before throwing it out. If there are any SS babies, you can siphon them back in the larval tank.
    Concern is they are so dense, any siphon would turn into a tornado real quick and the suction would likely kill any baby SS hitting a screen.

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    Little seahorses to round 'em up.
    LOL! Maybe down the road bud.
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    So I think my babies have had their first molt, they appear larger to me, and seem to look more red.
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    So cool. If you decide to sell these guys when they are larger, let me know. Will definitely add the mesh screen to the mp-10. I can totally see these guys going through the food-processor like you suspected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabe View Post
    So cool. If you decide to sell these guys when they are larger, let me know. Will definitely add the mesh screen to the mp-10. I can totally see these guys going through the food-processor like you suspected.
    Will do, just hoping I get a few out of this.

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    Built a second nursery just like the current one and transferred everything to the new so I could clean the old... The screen was pretty clogged so it was a good thing I changed it. Still a lot of BBS left over tonight, hope I'm just overfeeding on accident, cut my BBS dosing to 20ml from 30. Also setup a picotope for grow out once they start to settle. Used water from my main tank, and moved a single piece of LR I added to the display tank about a month ago just for this purpose. Going bare bottom for easier cleanup since I'm going to be doing lots of water changes to keep up with this one. I'd like to plumb it into the existing system, but not ready for that commitment, nor do I want have to buy a new return pump for the additional pull.
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    Dying for a pic update!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by notxes11 View Post
    Dying for a pic update!!!
    LOL, well I went ahead and posted a pic of the Picotope Nursery, I'll need to bum an SLR to get the shrimp in focus... Auto just won't cut it again.
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    E, how are you protecting them from the inlet on the filter?
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    Did you just put the shrimp in the pico?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Murfman View Post
    E, how are you protecting them from the inlet on the filter?
    They are still in the 1L I am setting this up for down the road when they have settled out. If there is the chance of issues down the road I will pull the filter and just use an airline for movement.

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    Did you just put the shrimp in the pico?
    No, they are still in the 1L nursery, setting this up for a month or so from now...
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    nice setup. How large is the pico? Are you feeding on a density scale(per ml of water you want x BBS) or as a set amount of dosing? Just curious how hard the babies are gonna have to work to find the brine in a larger tank. I'm glad you've made it this far. I woulda had a bunch of dead shrimp by now! It's awesome!
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