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Old 07-09-2012, 11:50 PM   #1 
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Jars

Question, for the jarring of the male fry, how big should they be, and what do you breeders "prefer"? Glass or plastic? I feel like thriftiness is how I can find these mason jars at cheap prices because people apparently want a lot for them
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Old 07-10-2012, 12:04 AM   #2 
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Anything from a 16oz solo cup, to 2L pop bottle bottom up to 5 gal tanks.

Right now I have 1 gal clear plastic jugs that I got from walmart. I'm thinking of adding the 2L bottles with the top cut off. I use those for my BBS hatchery.

Mason jars are expensive compared to the pop bottles...

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Old 07-10-2012, 12:08 AM   #3 
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That's a great Idea. I never thought of that! Yeah they want an arm and a leg for those pretty mason jars !
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Old 07-10-2012, 12:44 AM   #4 
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I found some 32oz deli cups with lids at the dollar store, they are 4 for $1.
You'll find them in the food container section.
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Old 07-10-2012, 08:47 AM   #5 
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Okay thank you! I appreciate the advice! Def going to use it!
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Old 07-10-2012, 12:56 PM   #6 
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I've used jars of various shapes and sizes however I'm currently building barracks. I can keep up with 70 jars that need cleaning daily D:
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Old 07-10-2012, 01:02 PM   #7 
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I understand! It is alot of work, however for me when they are smaller water changes, It's not SO bad, personally when I have to drain 50% of a Huge tank I'm like after lugging the huge bucket back and forth. LOL

Would barracks be okay for the fry? With the whole growth stunting hormone etc? Just wondering.
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Old 07-10-2012, 01:05 PM   #8 
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I prefer a flat sided container. I don't like round/curved side, specially for growing HMs. When they flare, they curve their body towards their rival (towards the side/wall). Their tails will touch round/curved sides too much compared to using flat walls - I don't like that ...... I believe it effects their growth - I don't know why I think as such (never read nor heard of it's actual effects)
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Old 07-10-2012, 01:07 PM   #9 
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hmm I see, very interesting.
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Old 07-10-2012, 01:18 PM   #10 
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I just recently found these gallon and 1/2 gallon jars from Walmart for 2 bucks per 1/2 gallon and 3 for a gallon. It is expensive but I really do love the way they look and their shape, it makes it very easy to see the fish and place them on a shelf. Super clear and the stickers come off without any smudging. I picked up all the half gallons they had at the time so I will probably go back soon to see if they restocked. It also comes with a lid.

The company that makes them is Mainstays, it is called a canister.
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