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Re: BBS... to sieve or not to sieve?
Pick up one of the plastic reinforced "permanent" coffee filters (the mesh
is some kind of fairly indestructible plastic weave - mine is many years old
and as good as new) and use that for a filter. Should be available in any
large supermarket (at least in the US, don't know about Singapore). It will
get virtually all of the BBS and is pretty easy to hang onto when siphoning
your hatcher. You can also swirl out all of the saline solution and dip the
thing into fresh water before pouring the BBS out so you will be adding
miniscule amounts of salt to your tanks when you feed.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ron @ FAR EAST" <ronwill at starhub_net.sg>
To: <KillieTalk at AKA_Org>
Sent: Tuesday, March 12, 2002 6:00 AM
Subject: BBS... to sieve or not to sieve?
> Hi all,
> I believe that most folks here hatch bbs for their killie frys but do
> a. siphon the nauplii through a sieve, so that the brine solution can be
> recycled (if so, who sells one online and what 'mesh' is recommended?).
> If it's homemade, what material would you recommend?
> b. harvest the bbs with a eyedropper/baster and squirt the entire
> content into the fry tank? Doing that will up the salinity of the
> grow-out water... will the gar frys tolerate/welcome it?... I don't mind
> the salt for the notho guentheri (if it helps to prevent velvet!).
> I recycle aquarium water (during water changes) for my potted plants,
> I'd like to reduce the amount of salt going into the soil. Have tried
> using a light/thin tightly-weaved cotton from an old T but the finest of
> bbs would slip through into a waste cup and I'm not sure what else to
> use. Any recommendations besides panty hose?
> Ronnie Lee
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