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Old 10-28-2012, 09:53 AM   #11 
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Here for a small thing of it, it is 4.00 but for double it is 6.00 so it is not too bad here :) My BBS did hatch - but instead of using a bucket like the package said, next time I am using a bottle or something, which seems to be the favored method.
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Old 10-28-2012, 04:40 PM   #12 
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i use a pop bottle works good for me.
aq salt is about $3.00 to $4.00 dollars here.
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Old 10-28-2012, 04:49 PM   #13 
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Hehe I am using a tall container and less then what the package said to add for eggs lol.
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Old 10-28-2012, 04:51 PM   #14 
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BBS hatching is so cheap. http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_no...ring+live+food http://www.amazon.com/Culturing-Live...ring+live+food I have this book and it is really informative on live food espically BBS even has hpw to build a hatchery the writer had twenty years.
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Old 10-29-2012, 01:04 AM   #15 
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Hehe I am using a tall container and less then what the package said to add for eggs lol.
ahaha i only use 1/4 tsp each hatchery it's enough for me...and reason they want you to add so much is so you can buy more later ;]! ahaha

a flipped pop container is good enough with rigid airline tube enough to have the eggs tumbling around =]
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Old 10-29-2012, 01:47 AM   #16 
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I use a tall spaghetti jar with a heater and a rigid length of airline tubing with an airstone on the end.

I just use 1.5L of water to around 1-2 tablespoons of plain table salt. I also add a fairly large pinch of baking soda to buffer the water up.

Then I just have my airstone on full and around 18-24 hours later I can harvest. Seem to get a good hatch rate as the eggs I purchased have an estimated 85% hatch rate anyway.

To harvest, I turn off my airstone, put a torch on the spot I want the BBS to congregate and after five or so minutes, I use a small siphon to siphon out the BBS into a coffee filter for straining.
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I have read of using soda bottles, the only live food I feed Carter.
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Old 10-29-2012, 08:35 AM   #18 
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Awesome, guys =D thanks!
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The book I pointed out would be great I have it and it tells you how to make live food and a little live food info and history.
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Old 10-29-2012, 08:56 AM   #20 
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I made my hatcheries out of old half gallon plastic peanut containers-I drilled a hole in the lid for the airline hose and airstone. I don't use any added heat or light.
The fresher the eggs the faster and better they hatch. Mine hatch within 18h.

And so true, you don't need to hatch that many at a time. It is best to feed newly hatched BBS with their yolk sac intact for best nutrition. Once the BBS molt and use their yolk sac they are limited on nutrients-especially HUFA. When fry have a nutrient and HUFA deficiency you can have mass die off and see diseases-especially twirling and sudden death.
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