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Started a small brine shrimp tank

Discussion in 'Inverts and other Marine Animals' started by Cherub, Sep 11, 2020.

  1. Cherub

    Cherub Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    I decided to start feeding live brine. I spend so much on frozen food and this will offset the cost, hopefully... 8 dollars for 100 batches of brine is the claim lol.

    I bought a 5 gallon tank at petsmart that came with a hood with light, thermometer and a hang on back filter for 30 bucks. I added a small heater I already had too. Then I bought the hatchery for 35 with eggs and bought some spirulina from BRS to fatten the shrimp up with and give the food some nutrients. So 60-70 dollar investment to get it going but perpetual food is the idea.

    Has anyone tried doing something like this? Any tips?

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  2. ianryd

    ianryd Copepod M.A.S.C Club Member

    I bought sea monkeys out of the back of a comic book when I was a kid one time....this looks legit though!

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  3. Cherub

    Cherub Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    lol I did the sea monkey thing too as a kid. It made me nauseous when they died lol
     
  4. ianryd

    ianryd Copepod M.A.S.C Club Member

    I know! I was so bummed out they only lived like a week or so haha

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  5. SynDen

    SynDen Kraken Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C President M.A.S.C Webmaster

    That harvester works really well from what I have seen. I havent cultured brine continuously but have hatched a number of them over the year. Been wanting to try that hatchery.
    You could also culture your own spirulina if you really wanting to cut down on food costs.
     
  6. Andrew_bram

    Andrew_bram Kraken M.A.S.C Club Member

    I am interested to see how this works. I would love to feed more for sure.

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  7. Cherub

    Cherub Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    It's pretty cool so far. Well there's a thousand little dots floating around right now in it. The hang on back filter was kind of just sucking them up so I cant run it until they get bigger. I added an airstone and they seem happy. It's just the first 24 hours with live brine. That hatchery s still producing shrimp too. I used one scoop, per the instructions but that seems excessive. We'll see how many survive to large enough to eat. the size they are now are probably really nice for corals
     
  8. Cherub

    Cherub Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    Here's a pic of the babies
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