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Re: Fry Flo-Thru Rack
With a flo-thru system using shoe boxes I like to have a small stream of water going into the boxes, that will give you good movement of water and do wonders for your fish. I can size up young fry in half the time it takes to do that in a tank. Will you spread disease to the other boxes? yes but that was the question that held me back from building my setup about 10 yrs. ago and I have yet to have any disease in those 10 yrs. You can run your water thru a U/VSterilizer if it`s a problem for you but I don`t think that is necessary, I never did. Another plus for the flow-thru is that you can do a complete water change for all the boxes by changing the water in the sump and not have to worry about shocking the fish. Just take good care of the water in the sump and you will have it made. Good Luck. Duane
The Cooks wrote:
> Tom Cook here in slushy Cincinnati. I am building a rack for fry shoeboxes. It
> will be capable of holding 15-20 shoeboxes and will have a 40 gal. sump to supply
> the water. My question is how much water flow should I supply to the shoeboxes?
> - a slow drip, a stream, or a jet? Also, Wright (I
> think) mentioned using ice maker kit tubing for the overflow. Will this drain
> fast enough to keep up with the water input?
> I am also debating whether to have it recirculating with lots of plants and a
> filter or have it pump only new unused water and flush the overflow to the sewer.
> The disadvantage to the latter setup is that I have to monitor water usage and
> make sure the sump has enough supply of water. The
> disadvantage to the flow-thru is the possibility of disease spreading to all of
> my fry.
> Any thoughts or comments?
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