My DIY brine shrimp feeder

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  1. madmatt

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    Decided to try make myself a feeder for my mandarins I want to get.based off the design from @FrikkieVanDieVrystaat
    I've made 2
    One for my main tank and the other for the QT tank where the mandarins can use to the idea and know what they're looking for.
    Hope the tights are stretched enough to allow the brine through.
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    Cool that's exactly what I had in mind! Let me know how it works for you!
     
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    Injected some frozen brine into it and the shrimps started eating.
    Now I need to brine shrimp eggs and then my mandarins.
    Got my eyes on a red mandarin and a psychedelic.
     
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    The Koran has found it now aswell DSC_0853.JPG
     
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    I was lucky and everything sank! Try squirting the food in with a syringe?
     
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    Do you only feed frozen brine shrimp in the feeder?
     
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    I just did it coz I can. Testing it out.
     
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    I was thinking of doing the same but to use ocean nutrition's "Instant Baby Brine Shrimp".
     
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    You can but the idea is to hatch live for mandarins so they can easily hunt them, I think getting frozen into the feeder would be too hard. Shrimp eggs sink and fall in and later hatch and try to escape through the stocking
     
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    I'm going to pre hatch the brine shrimp eggs in a diy hatchery, then transfer the live brine into the feeder pipe and the hope they settle to the bottom and then find there way through the netting.
     
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    That would work too, they are attracted to light so you should probably use black tubing and close the entry then they should swim down into the feeder(I hope!)
     
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    Think it should be OK.
    There's only one way to go and that down L.
     
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    Only way to find out is to try it, you guys got me thinking now of getting a mandy. My tank is now almost two years old and I'm still afraid to buy one!
     
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    With this it can help.
    That's why I've done 2 to help train them when in QT
     
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    When are you getting yours? I'll follow in your steps if it works, if that's okay haha
     
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    99% sure it's gonna work.
    Already have to make one for a friend
     
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    If it works for @Paul B then it should work for you guys.:thumbup:
     
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    My local pet shop rarely gets them though, and when they do they are never in great shape, it's frustrating sometimes
     
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    I just saw that Paul b feeder also uses a tube, there is no such thing as an original idea anymore!
     
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