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Old 06-01-2013, 11:31 PM   #1
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I am curious, I brought and tried to hatch brine shrimp eggs for several times, now am using decapsulated brine shrimp solution from water life, am using stated guide on the bottle for the salinity lv and exact temp of around 28-29C + the air pump, but am using table salt (might be my problem) some of them hatch but the hatch rate is nearly low and if they hatch they will die in couple of days so am wondering what's my problem, I also have phytoplankton as a food source for them but never had a chance to use it as I can't get many to survive.
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Old 06-10-2013, 01:53 PM   #2
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Use aquarium salt. Regular table salt has iodine in it. To much kills inverts.
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You can also buy Non-iodized table salt. Iodine is added to the salt after because we as humans need small amounts of it for a nutrient but yes it is probably what is killing your BBS. The container should be labeled NonIodized right where it normally says Iodized. IMO freshwater aquarium salt is a scam, but that's just how I feel about it.
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I beleive I have heard that some use kosher salt for this.
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I think you can use sea salt too. Most instruction packs that I've seen specifically say don't use regular table salt.
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