Clown Fry

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  1. kiwikid_1

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    Well on Tuesday evening I called around to a fellow reefer's place and picked up a tile with clown eggs on it (a lot had hatched during the day Neutral ) never let the eggs leave the water while transferring from her tank to a smallish bucket.

    Got them home to a small 20ltr glass tank filled with water from my tank and left to heat to approx 26 deg C for 24 hrs and with a small air pump (NO stone) pumping away into it.
    Not a lot happened Tuesday night and on Wednesday morning much was the same :Rolling Eyes: , but when I go in from work :Very Happy: I had 2....YES 2 fry Cool by last night late there was 4 and when I got up this morning all apart from maybe 1 or 2 had hatched :Hail:
    This evening I've feed the tank with rotifers (sp) and added a bit of Phytoplankton.
    I had...or tried to have a count and I guess there might be 20 fry in there so we'll see how it goes over the next few days to see if they will make it
     
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  3. kiwikid_1

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    Here is a photo....sorry there is only 2 of them in it as I couldn't get them to bunch up together :)

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    BRILLIANT KiwiKid! Congratulations! Looking forward to following this story INTENTLY!

    Please keep us updated ALL along the way of their growth! :thumbup: :1: :slayer:
     
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    Thanks I will............thats if they make it..........
    I have been looking at them tonight and I reckon they have doubled in size in the last 24 hrs
     
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    Interesting kiwikid... keep us updated with pics please!
    Blues just beat the Hurricanes which is great for the Stormers and Sharks!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    kiwikid_1 Thread Starter

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    Bugger.....everyone hates the JAFFA's lol.........even tho Hill is living there now LMAO
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    excellent man!please do keep us posted :)
     
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    i wish you luck dude, it is very difficult to raise fry - all the best.
     
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    this is very very cool, nice!
     
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    This is the setup for the fries food,its setup under my display......there are 8 bottles 2 are rotifers (sp) and 2 of each phytoplankton 1 is ISO 1 is NANO and 1 is Tetra.

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    we blend the 3 phyto together and feed the tank as well as feeding the rotifers then the zooplankton is sieved and mixed with the tank water and fed to the fry.

    Not too hopeful that they will make it but its fun watching them grow
     
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    Very scientific, looks more like a lab than a sump - good effort dude.
     
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    space age due, can you maybe add a closeup pic of the sump, this is really intresting
     
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    the sump??? its outside.....look here : Kiwikid_1's Reef - Page 3 - Reef Tanks


    or do you want a closeup of the phyto setup??
     
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    excellent,excellent bra
     
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    Would love some more info on your plankton reactor setup.

    Is that DIY or manufactured ?

    Is it easy enough to keep up and running ?
     
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    I got it from a guy who built it...and he has made a real pro job of it...it's 1 mtr long with twin t8's behind the bottles on a timer running 12 on 12 off, the bottles are 2ltrs with a glass tube through a bung and connected to a air pump, a second shorter glass tube acts as a vent thats it really.

    It takes about 5 days for the phyto to grow dense enough to harvest then I take 1ltr off every other bottle (second set is about 4 days behind the first) and add top up water @ 1.020and fert added (1ml per ltr) thats it.

    Its very hard to get phyto and zooplankton here in NZ so I'm not sure about you guys in SA
     
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    It's day 3 now and as far as I can see all the fry are still alive :)

    Started a batch of brine shrimp eggs today so by day 5 I'll be able to start them on that,
    They should start their big change at about day 10 so I can't wait to see what happens
     
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    That is a really nice system, Need to investigate making something similar.
     
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    Just make sure you have your camera handy;)

    Good luck bud, and don't worry Britain's weather is winning the first test:lol:
     
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    Awesome setup! Good luck on the fry!
     
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