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Old 03-10-2012, 11:56 PM   #1 
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SURPRISE!!! I have fry....

Sooooo as many of you know I have spawned two HMPKs and I had come to the conclusion the male had eaten the egg/fry. Aftler several tough days of waiting and looking I could find NO trace of anything living in the tank. I labeled the spawn a failure. Seems I was wrong. I kept the filter and heater running in the tank, but that was more for the snails and the plants. I looked in the tank just a few days ago and saw nothing.
Seems I missed the fry I had living in there. I count about 5 at the moment with possibilities of others. They seem fine and can zip zip around the tank. I rushed to get some MW,BW,WW into the tank, and will be getting my brine shrimp hatcheries up and running ASAP.

So surprise I have fry....
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Old 03-11-2012, 12:01 AM   #2 
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Yay!
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Old 03-11-2012, 01:59 AM   #3 
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OMG pleasant surprise indeed!! :D Good luck with them! <3
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Old 03-11-2012, 01:38 PM   #4 
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lol NICE!! Great news! gl w/ them :)
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Old 03-11-2012, 05:53 PM   #5 
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Yep a happy surprise.

So does anyone know the best way to clean the bottom of a fry tank?
I am getting my drip system set up today, but I have a LOT of snail poo to clean out of the tank, and MW,WW,BW to clean out.
So I need a simple way to clean up the bottom of the tank.
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Old 03-11-2012, 05:59 PM   #6 
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I attached a piece of stiff airline tubing to some of the flexible stuff. I know OFL has mentioned she attaches a couple of chopsticks to the end of the flexible airline tubing. I used just the tubing by itself for a while but the other ways offer a lot more control
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Old 03-11-2012, 06:36 PM   #7 
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I Will give anything a try at the moment. I just really need to clean the tank now that I know I have fry in there.
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Old 03-11-2012, 07:41 PM   #8 
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I attached a straw parallel to a piece of air line, just for something to hold onto. Chopstick would work well too though :) Good luck! Be sure to double or triple check for fry in whatever you're emptying the water into, so hard to avoid sucking them up, especially if they're that small
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Old 03-11-2012, 09:14 PM   #9 
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Yeah they are no more than 2 weeks I think... I need to double check spawn date.
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Old 03-11-2012, 09:46 PM   #10 
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congrats happy you had some suprise fry, hopefully you could get some pics
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