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Forum: The Fish Breeding Forum 01/11/2008, 09:27 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By FB
Well I definitely have rotifers. Although they...

Well I definitely have rotifers. Although they were few and far between. Most that I did find were not moving. I don't know if they were dead in the culture or died on the slide. Some were just...
Forum: The Fish Breeding Forum 01/11/2008, 06:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,939
Posted By FB
My wife was able to bring home a microscope from...

My wife was able to bring home a microscope from work for the weekend but she didn't grab any slides. Is there anything around the house that you think could work as a slide. I can't off the top of...
Forum: The Fish Breeding Forum 01/11/2008, 01:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,234
Posted By FB
I set this up last night with two bottle that I...

I set this up last night with two bottle that I had been doing right side up. It really works well and aboslutely nothing settles in the neck. The only problem of course is you need something to...
Forum: The Fish Breeding Forum 01/11/2008, 12:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,939
Posted By FB
Would an 8X loupe be enough.

Would an 8X loupe be enough.
Forum: The Fish Breeding Forum 01/11/2008, 12:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,939
Posted By FB
I never thought of checking it after the...

I never thought of checking it after the microwave but of course it makes perfect sence. Although it appeared to be ~ the same volume as when I put it in. Is there anyway to tell if it is dead. ...
Forum: The Fish Breeding Forum 01/11/2008, 07:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,939
Posted By FB
Rotifer Questions

I started my first attempt at rotifers on Wednesday night. The rotifers were packed in a pouch with very green water. I sat the pouch on the counter to get it to room temperature. The package was...
Forum: The Fish Breeding Forum 01/10/2008, 10:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,234
Posted By FB
Rotifer/Phyto Culture Question

Any reason you can't use one of these to culture rotifers/Phytoplankton. I would think that you would get better circultion in the bottle with the cone at the bottom.
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Forum: The Fish Breeding Forum 01/09/2008, 03:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,288
Posted By FB
Thanks for the links. If I am successful I...

Thanks for the links.

If I am successful I was thinking about getting 6 30 gallon tanks and connecting them all together in seiries. The last tank would have some sand and live rock in half and...
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/09/2008, 10:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 177
Posted By FB
I have had a 30 gallon SPS tank for almost 2...

I have had a 30 gallon SPS tank for almost 2 years without a sump. I think it is doing well. I'm getting very good growth and not bad colours.
Forum: The Fish Breeding Forum 01/09/2008, 09:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,288
Posted By FB
What are you refering to when you talk about...

What are you refering to when you talk about algae paste.

Out of curiosity how much phyto do the rotifers go through. I was thinking of buying phyto until I can get a culture going to keep the...
Forum: The Fish Breeding Forum 01/08/2008, 04:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,288
Posted By FB
Attempting to breed clownfish - log

My clownfish just laid their 3rd batch of eggs. After following many peoples advice I was able to place a tile in the tank and they took to it immediatly. Here is a pic of the new eggs.
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Forum: Reef Discussion 01/07/2008, 08:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 620
Posted By FB
I picked up a copy of the book tonight. Looking...

I picked up a copy of the book tonight. Looking forward to reading it.

My Phyto culture crashed and has turned yellow. Not really sure what happened there. Will try to start another one on...
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/07/2008, 08:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 207
Posted By FB
Well I came home tonight and it is definately...

Well I came home tonight and it is definately turning yellow. Guess I will have to start again.

FB
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/07/2008, 12:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 207
Posted By FB
I don't know what strain I used. It was whatever...

I don't know what strain I used. It was whatever the LFS had. I can find out tomorrow.

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It it most defintely green. Melev's site does have great info.
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/07/2008, 09:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 207
Posted By FB
Phyto getter lighter not darker

I started a phyto culture last thursday. I had an old orange juice container. I rinsed it out with hot tap water and let it dry. I had used live phyto from an LFS (they culture it). I added the...
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/06/2008, 10:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 227
Posted By FB
My two clowns are spawning. I'm going to attempt...

My two clowns are spawning. I'm going to attempt to raise a batch of eggs but don't really know if it is worth it to go further than that.

The last batch hatched about three days ago and I have...
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/06/2008, 01:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 227
Posted By FB
Clownfish breeding stories

Would like to hear everyones experiences with.

If you have tried it how did it go.
If you are still doing it what has made it successful.
If you failed doing it

Any story you have about...
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/05/2008, 10:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 620
Posted By FB
I've started a very small setup to try and raise...

I've started a very small setup to try and raise them. If I have success with the first couple of hatches I may look into continueing it. So far I have put out about $100.00.

2 10 gallon tanks...
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/05/2008, 10:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 620
Posted By FB
It is way to costly for me to order from the US...

It is way to costly for me to order from the US being in Canada. Some things you cant even get without permits. My LFS can get me live rotifers for 20 bucks within 3 days. Thanks for the link.
...
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/04/2008, 09:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 620
Posted By FB
The LFS has to order them. I figured I would put...

The LFS has to order them. I figured I would put the order in next week for them, once my Phyto gets going.

FB
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/03/2008, 09:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 620
Posted By FB
I've now got my phytoplankton started. Still...

I've now got my phytoplankton started.

Still a ways away yet :(
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/03/2008, 03:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 620
Posted By FB
I never actually saw them hatching. I have...

I never actually saw them hatching.

I have almost 50X turnover in my tank so they would have been smoked pretty quick.
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/03/2008, 01:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 620
Posted By FB
:D Yes Thanks :D

:D Yes Thanks :D
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/03/2008, 12:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 620
Posted By FB
I thought I had posted this already. Anyway...

I thought I had posted this already.

Anyway thanks for the link.

All the eggs had hatched by this morning so I slipped a piece of tile over their nesting location.

I picked up 2 10 gallon...
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/02/2008, 04:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 620
Posted By FB
Thanks

Thanks
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