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Re: unproductive bs
I find that I can reuse the hatching solution about three times. The
yield of the second reuse sometimes is even better than the first, but
the fourth gives a substantially lower yield, going rapidly down.
I use inverted 1 or 2 Liter soda bottles as hatching containers -- one
gets better tumbling of the cysts that way. Light is also important.
After the third hatch I just discard the solution.
> I have am hatching bs in a four gal tank. When I started it I added
> three gals of water, three tblsp aquarium salt and three tsp epsom
> salt. The first week was great! I had enough to feed my pygmy corys
> *and* my apistos. Now, however, in the second week, I barely get enough
> to feed my corys.
> I did a gal water change a few days ago and replace all the water I
> siphon out wiht new water (w/ salt). I have two airstone in the tank,
> one at each end and the temp. is about 76F (use a heating pad an low to
> heat the tank).
> Any suggestions on how to get my yeild back up?
> Jason Miller
> Sherwood Park, Alberta