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Old 09-25-2011, 12:27 AM   #1 
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Fry tank cleaning...

So it's my second time trying with a successful spawn. Same pair and all, and better since I got to watch them as the eggs fell unlike last time :) But this time I also have 3 mystery snails that are pooping like crazy..

So I am wondering how do others clean the fry tank? I heard most use a turkey baster to suck it up but do you add that same amount of water back in there? Or is there some secrete to it?
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Old 09-25-2011, 12:29 AM   #2 
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I just scoop water out with a clear jar and check for fry. then I just pour in the clean water slowly.
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Old 09-25-2011, 12:32 AM   #3 
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I am about to do my first attempt in 2 weeks. Thank you for posting this, it was on my to-do list :)
Congrats on your spawns.
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Old 09-25-2011, 12:33 AM   #4 
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By slowly do you mean like so it doesnt distrubt the water (or fry for that matter) a lot? Or do you mean like very small amounts?

Sorry I'm just being cautious, dont want to lose this spawn like I did the last. (although im pretty sure it was that one misqueto larva that did it....... <_<)
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I just gently pour...there is some disturbance but its not too bad. also I'm changing 90% of their water everyday for three weeks. then in the 30 gallon growouts its 50% to 75% every other day.
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Old 09-25-2011, 12:47 AM   #6 
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You do 90% when they are newborn fry? I thought it was to dangerous to do a lot of water changes at that young of age.. I must be wrong, I have to admit that makes me feel a little better :)

Glad the info we get on here from others will help you as well Gloria :) Congrats on yours as well! Let me know how yours go.
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Old 09-25-2011, 12:50 AM   #7 
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yup. I fill the tank up when I remove dad and then I start water changes the next day.
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Old 09-25-2011, 12:50 AM   #8 
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Thank you Ritingyou. This website is awsome, its been so helpful. The people on here are great, I live in Australia so some of the things that are suggested I can't do but it still help ALOT...
I have just made a log, if you wish to follow it :)
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Old 09-25-2011, 01:03 AM   #9 
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Thanks MrVampire :) I've been so worried that the water changes would accidently cause the fry to die but I wont worry any more about it now :) Especally since I love doing water changes (and so do my cats lol! They like playing with the dirty fish water that I leave in a bucket in the tub for them haha) so I think ill do what you do.

Gloria your right this website is awesome :) and addicting! It's the first site I go to when I get onto the computer and it's the last one I am on before I get off the computer lol! I will be following along with yours as well :)
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lol.. Yep I can definetly agree to the Ritingyou. Ive only been signed up a few days and have been on here 24/7
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