Please make sure you keep everything updated, I really enjoy this topic. I might want to try it someday.
its going well, and i think i finally got it down, pretty much, took several attempts to get it to point i have it now.looking good prime. here's a picture of my new batch for you =]
how's your baby brine shrimp hatching skills going?
ya, i'm gonna feed more frequently, but much less each time. i could tell there was a lot of uneaten bbs on the sponge filters. its hard to know how much to feed them, being my first batch. I believe in a post by CROSSHAIR, he said feed until all of them have some food in their stomachs. i'm also gonna try smaller, but more frequent water changes.Sounds like you have a right handful there...........hope its going well for you shame they are dieing at a rate of 2/3
In what? BBS? He's using the 2 liter method if I'm not mistaken and that doesn't yield the same as say a 5 or 10 gallon tank.Whats the difference?
Adding some baking soda to soften the water helps the hatch rate. You don't need or want the bbs surviving long in the tank. The baby P's are voracios eaters, and there should not be many left over after a feeding. They are like a bbs strainer, they can clear them out quickly. If you keep the sponges relatively clean, there should be no reason to rinse them until the fry are transferred to another tank. If the sponges don't contain enough bacteria from the start, and loads of bbs are sucked into them to rot, that will kill off a bunch of fry in a hurry, too. Best to leave the sponges alone, don't overfeed and remove the dead ones regularly.also im pretty sure bs are marine so if you wanted to keep them alive you would need marine salt
Close, I use a joint and hook two airlines into one and just leave it the airline in there under weight. It's not how many bubbles that counts in bbs but rather how big the bubbles are. Big enough bubbles will churn the tank and my 10 gallon is a ten gallon tall I got from AKSKIRMISH. Works fine and I've even done well with this method in a 5 gallon tank.could probably use a t joint and hook 2 airstones up at either end of the tank
also im pretty sure bs are marine so if you wanted to keep them alive you would need marine salt