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RE: How many tanks are needed & other newbie advice
> You're kidding!
>how reliable is it?
Once you got it worked out it's very reliable. The room or the bucket must
be in total darkness and the light can't go all the way across the bucket or
hit the bottom if shining it from above. Shinning it from above is
more affective but a lot trickier to set up if the water is 12 inches deep
you want the light to penetrate 2-3inches. And it has to be focussed not
spread out a security torch is the best thing I have used so far. My step
farther and brothers were fisherman and this was the second best method we
had of collecting fish for berley( T.N.T. was the best). It will take about
an hour for the fry to rise and a couple BBS don't go a stray.
I guess you'd not have any fry left
> if it didn't work well.
This is only a last resort when other methods haven't worked. I am about to
try it with a twist in a heavily planted tank I am going to keep one end
bare. The fish will be SJO and once a week I will place some needle point
backing (what ever it is the holes about the size of a match) turn off all
the lights and set my touch up so it just shines in the tank a couple of
inches and the fry should swim through the holes and the parents can't. I
stole this one in part from an old t.f.h. book. But the first one in the
bucket was how I breed my first killies STR.
One of the best things I learnt while being groomed to be a fisherman was
how to observe fish. When ever we went to good fishing ground they had a
pipe about 5inches round and a couple of foot long with glass glued to the
bottom which I would look through and they would tell me where the fish were
what they were up to and why.
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Adelaide, South Australia
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