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Re: keeping fry
Just a quick question. . .
Is it better to change shoebox water with "aged water" "new water" or
would a mixture of the two work? I don't always have enough aged water,
although I know you could possibly change more water this way. All I
have is a 10 g, two 5 g and a 2g with 3 sweater boxes to care for.
Allen Boatman wrote:
>In this thread, someone may have mentioned this and I may have missed it,
>but I will say something about it anyway. I have gone to sweater boxes
>for fry!! For years I have heard the "wise old farts" speak of sweater
>boxes and I have just blown them off (as youth know better than the
>experienced of course... ;o) ) I have gone to this method for a number
>of reasons. One, surfac area!! The increased surface area of the
>container insures better oxygenation of the water, for the most part
>because that is where gas exchange occurs, not in the aeration of the
>tank. Secondly, the linear space provided for the little buggers to "run"
>is fantastic. More plants can be fit into this 7 gallons than can be fit
>into a ten gallon tank. This space is much more natural for the fish as
>well, as most of them live in shallow streams, usually along the edge in
>thick vegitation. These boxes would mimic that. Chris, this is the best
>part, they are CHEAP!!!! Water changes? Start with about 1 inch of water
>depth and then double that amount every third day. That is a 50% water
>change, every third day. Just an idea that has caught on well with me.
>(one day I will learn to apply what I read without so much inner
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