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Assault0137 05-10-2012 05:43 PM

new idea for water change method
 
put one of these in the fry tank and put the siphon inside of it. the fry cant get sucked up, and the water
passes through.

http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:A...Smzk7MA88-yRiw

GwenInNM 05-10-2012 07:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Assault0137 (Post 1076346)
put one of these in the fry tank and put the siphon inside of it. the fry cant get sucked up, and the water
passes through.

http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:A...Smzk7MA88-yRiw

When I siphon my Red cherry shrimp tank, I use a brine shrimp net and put the hose in that to keep from sucking up baby shrimp. I still do find a few really tiny ones every time. The bummer of that method is you can't suck up debris

Assault0137 05-10-2012 07:44 PM

I take a small net and take out debris.
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GreyHounD 05-11-2012 09:06 PM

Why not securing the suction tube for a slow intake flow?

Cool breeder net, making one is much cheaper though just hassle tying the net together.

Assault0137 05-11-2012 09:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GreyHounD (Post 1077686)
Why not securing the suction tube for a slow intake flow?

Cool breeder net, making one is much cheaper though just hassle tying the net together.

No matter how slow the suction, fry can get sucked up.
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Mikaila31 05-11-2012 09:36 PM

survival of the smartest I say

Assault0137 05-11-2012 09:48 PM

Lol
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GwenInNM 05-12-2012 08:31 AM


Re-reading this post, I was not clear of what you were talking about. You're referring the intake. Got it! Easy. Just get a foam filter that fits over the intake cover (fluval makes them) and you won't have the babies get sucked up. Just rinse it out each time you do a water change

You can buy a pack of them on Amazon for like $4.95

Gwen

DKRST 05-26-2012 10:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GwenInNM (Post 1078166)

Re-reading this post, I was not clear of what you were talking about. You're referring the intake. Got it! Easy. Just get a foam filter that fits over the intake cover (fluval makes them) and you won't have the babies get sucked up. Just rinse it out each time you do a water change
You can buy a pack of them on Amazon for like $4.95
Gwen

All good ideas here, that fall under my "duh!" why didn't I think of that :-? heading. Thanks folks for the suggestions!

Fishpunk 06-03-2012 06:14 PM

I just use a net, when I bother. Most of the time I just put my hand over the opening of the syphon and let the water flow around my fingers. I get an occasional fry, but they aren't that hard to catch in a bucket. I've got probably 200 endler fry in one of my tanks and I didn't suction any of the fry last water change.


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