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Pleco James
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PostSubject: breeding tank setup   Wed Feb 23, 2011 1:00 am

i have found this stuff on eBay, if i took the lid with light fitting off of my fish tank to breed BNs and used this instead, would it be OK?
Also, if i put a towel over the top would it get burnt from the heat of the light, do i even need a towel, i was just thinking of keeping heat in. Link is below

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/360-Angle-White-Clamping-Light-Lamp-Aquarium-Fish-Tank-/360346496951?pt=UK_Pet_Supplies_Fish&hash=item53e6532fb7

would this be OK as a fry saver, it is meant for breeding guppies but it seems big enough to accomodate a few BN fry for a couple of weeks, i would place it in front of the filter outlet. http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=180360517735&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

The other fry saver choice is this
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=330495348168&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT
a little odd as it fits onto the outside of the tank and has its own water pump.


what do you think would be a better fry saver?

back to the light, as mentioned before i would probably put a towel over the top, first of all, is this necessary, i was thinking of ease of access if there was some kind of crisis or if fry or eggs got kicked out a of a cave too early or something, they would have to be moved quickly, am i correct?


Thanks for any help Very Happy

James
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PostSubject: Re: breeding tank setup   Wed Feb 23, 2011 2:03 am

i dont have any lights on my breeding tank, no need for it. I light my grow out tank.

in terms of the fry saver, i would go with the second one because i have heard good things about those fry savers. The thing I look for in a fry saver is size. I want to be able to fit my breeding caves in there with room for the male to hang out a bit.

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PostSubject: Re: breeding tank setup   Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:21 am

OK thanks Doug, i will have a look round the internet to see if i can find any that are bigger, the one on the link isn't exactly huge,

Thanks for the help cheers

James



PS: would i need a light if i was going to use one tank for a pair of BNs and a grow out tank, or could i turn a light on when the fry are out of the cave?
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PostSubject: Re: breeding tank setup   Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:28 pm

bristlenose don't need light at all. The fry have been know in the wild to like to hang around on well lit shallow areas but in a tank they dont seem to mind.

The reason I light my grow out tank is that feed back from customers has told me that fry that come from a lit tank are more active during the day than ones that come from a dark tank.

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PostSubject: Re: breeding tank setup   Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:31 pm

Ah OK, i don't think this will really matter as any fry i may get will probably mostly got to the LFS, although i will try to sell some on here, thing is no one seems to live near me, and i can't post lol!
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