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Re: Bad BS Hatch
marine mix might be more natural if Brine Shrimp came from the ocean --
but they don't.
They come from a few salt lakes (like in Utah) around where the trace
elements are different.
I have always had the best luck using ordinary Rock Salt commonly
known as Ice Cream Salt which right now is costing $1.39 for a 25lb bag.
On Wed, 20 Feb 2002 13:38:50 EST Rjga at aol_com writes:
> Marine salts are not expensive if you recycle as I do. I keep a 55
> gal drum
> of marine salt with a trickle filter to renew it. I use this as my
> for taking out new marine hatching water and putting back the old
> water. It's
> lasted for years without a change. All I do is add tap water to make
> up for
> the evaporation.
> The bottom of the drum has a powerhead connected to a long plastic
> tube that
> empties into the top of a 5-gal bucket placed on a board on top of
> barrel. The tube enters a hole in the lid of the bucket and is kept
> in place
> by a long nail drilled through the tube. The inside of the bucket is
> with plastic hair curlers and bioballs, plus scrap plastic pieces.
> The bucket
> drains from a spigot drilled near the bottom. The spigot is attached
> to a
> tube that empties back into the drum. The only purpose of the tube
> on the
> spigot is to prevent splashing.
> I like marine mix as more natural than table or pickling salt,
> figuring that
> the BBS pick up these salts and transfer them to the tank and the
> Robert J. Goldstein, Ph.D.
> Robert J. Goldstein & Associates, Inc.
> Environmental Consultants
> 8480 Garvey Drive
> Raleigh, NC 27616 USA
> tel (919) 872-1174
> fax (919) 872-9214
> URL www.rjgaCarolina.com
> e-mail rgoldstein at rjgaCarolina_com
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