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Steve Sellers' Fry Tanks
Steve Sellers was my introduction to killifish and I used to visit him
frequently. The description of his fry shoe boxes in this list was fairly
accurate but left out a few items.
Steve did not use much gravel. He added enough to barely cover the
undergravel filter and had the gravel sloping away from the air-stem. The
slope allowed excess "mulm" to build up in one area. It was not unusual to
find a fluffy pile of dead baby brine shrimp there - and see healthy fry.
Under the filter plate, Steve would add filter wool (floss) to improve the
mechanical filtration process.
The above recollection goes back almost 30 years and Steve may have changed
his system later. The point here is that some filtration is probably better
than none. That difference may decide your success or failure.
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