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  1. jono

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    hi fellow reefers

    I've been wanting to hatch brine shrimp for ages now and yesterday i went out and purchased everything i needed and then had to have a good few brandy and cokes to get the coke bottle.
    So here are my pictures, any advise or reccomendations??:p

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  3. Zandy

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    I hope I am wrong but the heat from the heater on the inside of the coke bottle might melt it. I just breed mine in a coke bottle inside my sump
     
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    You don't need a heater
     
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    agree, you dont need a heater. I use a light bulb i place next to the bottle and the little bit of heat coming from the bulb creates enough heat to hatch the brine shrimp.
     
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    I was told the water temp needs to be at 28 degrees and northies insisted that i put a heater in, its been going for 24 hours now and nothing has melted yet. Its an experiment and if im succesful i will build a proper hatchery. If i put it my sump the water temp would be too low as my tank runs at 25degrees.
     
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    I don't use a heater either, not even a light, the hatchery I made sits next to my tank
     
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    A temp of 25ish degrees and a good bit of light gets a better hatching rate due to the fact that the light stimulates a hatching response and the warm water softens eggs more efficiently.
     
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    @Dane G hows a pic of your hatchery as if im successful with this one then i want to build a sleek one by my tank but for now just playing around.
    Well at least now i have a back up heater :peroni:
     
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  10. Dane G

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    mines nothing fancy just a cut off coke bottle stuffed back into the bottom half so it stands and a air stone glued into the top thats it, my Artemia hatch between 24 and 36 hours but im maintaining a culture all the time so i always have a mixture of BBS and slighlty larger Brine
     
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    Do you have an air stone in there? I find my eggs only hatch is there is rapid water movement....
     
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    Decapsulate the eggs then you'll shorten the hatch time...
     
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    @jono I'd move the hatchery away from the plug though you may have a shocking experience some day.
     
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    Yeah I use and air stone I find it gives better movement than without BUT let me stress this, so eggs stick onto the bubbles and create a ring above the water on the rim
     
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    I did to get my main culture going I don't need them so fast anymore so I don't bother, thanks I used your advice btw owe you a beer
     
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    That's why I keep on about decapsulating the eggs will sink better when decapsulated.;)
     
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    Decapsulating also makes the aggs safer & lessens the chance of LS picking up deseases from the brine shrimp eggs.
     
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    I didn't even notice that, I usually let's the eggs soak for a bit then turn the air pump on but like I said I have a good culture going even do water changes on it
     
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    Only use ocean nutrition brine shrimp eggs, but please elaborate on the diseases LS can get from the eggs
     
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    Hi chaps
    Iv also tried and achieved suxess with hatching brine shrimp using the coke
    Bottle method. From what I read up on the salinity has a majour role in the amount
    Of eggs that hatch they like it salty!
    Also once the eggs have hatched how do you grow the newly hatched brines
    What can I feed them?
     
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