worlds first mini delayed artemia dispenser?

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  1. mandarinman

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    dispenser in tank[​IMG]
    artemia exiting through connectors[​IMG]after hatching brine shrimp i hate trying to separate unhatched eggs, artemia and empty capsules even though i am trying to perfect the decapsulating process.



    i took two irrigation connectors and swiped a small tupperware sauce container(yup tupperware
     
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    after hatching brine shrimp i hate trying to separate unhatched eggs, artemia and empty capsules even though i am trying to perfect the decapsulating process.



    i took two irrigation connectors and swiped a small tupperware sauce container(yup tupperware) i made two holes in dark plastic container lid and inserted two connectors. voila! complete



    drain some of your artemia bottle cultivation through brine shrimp sieve to concentrate a bundle of artemia,eggs capsules. rinse into container with a little tank water. put lid on.



    when placing it in tank tilt it to side and burp to get rid of air bubbles. place in tank with a couple of stones to hold in place, or glue on flat pebble. place it in same spot in tank each day. change and fill daily below is the big version with pebble inside and large volumes of artemia pouring out over a couple of hours[​IMG]
     
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    Um I guess its safe to say without the threat of any law suites that you are obsessed ;)
     
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    thats nothing look at this pin wheel with fine gut spun and glued between pins (it makes bubbles much finer without impeding flow![​IMG]
     
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    But I saw this at your house before just with grey colour stuff?
     
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    What sort of problems are you having with decapsulating?

    If you release brine shrimp slowly into the tank, you may be feeding brine that has very little nutritional value.
     
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    no that was the needle wheel.
     
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    i am a little scared to leave the eggs decapsulating too long. i started out with one minute thirty, lenghtening it by thirty seconds until i had it at three mins while agitating water. finally tonight i upped it to three mins thirty seconds. the eggs were golder so i will see tomorrow what hatches.

    as far as the loss off nutrition on the artemia is concerned: i want to have the artemia entering tank over couple of hours while i am not at home( ive got a few mandarins) i am starting to enrich brine shrimp now.
     
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    I've never timed my decapsulating process, but I'd have to guess I leave the bleach in for about 5 minutes. I hydrate the eggs for an hour and a half using a bubbler. Then I dump in the same amount of bleach that there is RO water in the container. Rinse really well, then dechlor.
     
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    i am only rehydrating for an hour,maybe ill try longer and see if it makes any difference. dont your eggs get sticky if you over bleach them?
     
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    To my knowledge, if you over bleach they won't hatch. Mine have always hatched. I've never had the eggs get sticky.
     
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    i did it once where i did it purely by colour and it didnt turn out well cos none hatched so now i am progressing up the time line. but for the last couple of weeks i have been really busy and havent experimented at all. but i have had a little time on my hands today. i am using one of my jars of artemia to enrich with phyto and see how they grow over time and ill alternate that with selcon on different batches to give my fishes variety.
     
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    The next time I decap I'll time it. But I'm not sure if different brands of artemia will give different results or not. I always go by the color change.
     
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    Dude, I need to do this to my impeller! :) how do you do it?!:thumbup:
     
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    MM, you should of been a brain surgeon, these tips are fantastic, you should of patented the brine shrimp hatch box.............

    Any other tips, start a thread.

    Here have some reputation. Reefer of the month!!!!

    I have just spent an hour sorting my skimmer impellor, then two hours to get it in the tank, then I check these tips!!!! I guess first thing in the morning I got to take it all out and mod. What thread did you use? What about that stitching nylon?!!!!
     
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    fishing line???? :)
     
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    I was thinking more that thin nylon, what they use to bind the eyes on a fishing rod,
     
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    i used 2.5 kg breaking strain fishing line and stick it with q-bond as it is the best. stitching nylon may perish.
     
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    thanks it will be interesting to see time
     
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    Shot bud, any more tips for us? Don't the brine need light though?
     
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