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Re: Tank construction
>From: jeff_g at treca_org
>Subject: Tank construction
>I'm building my own two gallon breeding tanks. I would like to put the
>black plastic edges around the top and bottom like the commercial tanks
>have. Does anyone know if and where it might be available for purchase?
Here we use plastic tee-bar the sort use for suspensed ceilings, it comes
in white mostly but black can be found. Gives a nice lip for holding lids.
For those people looking for fry rearing containers,here is an solution i
used, gallon jars. I have never been able to find plastic shoe or sweather
boxes that I would trust holding waters. The jars can be had from local
resteruants, who would love to be rid of them. Or you could just eat a lot
of dill pickles for the jars.
An alternative to petri dishes for incubation containers that I use is
plastic yogurt or margerine containers. When they get stained and ugly
looking just throw them into the plastic recycling and use the nicer one
flooding the container cupbroad in the kitchen. The white one work best as
you can see the embyos developing with distrubance. I use the 500 ml size
(1 pint) as it holds a fair amount of water and has a good surface area. If
lots of fry hatch out at one time they have plenty of oxygen until you get
home to move them into the gallon jars.
Hope this is helpful.
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
e-mail kealey at connect_ab.ca
I never met a fish I didn't like.