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Old 05-31-2012, 09:26 PM   #1
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DIY Breeding Trap

An anyone tell me how to make a DIY breeding trap for platies?
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Old 05-31-2012, 10:34 PM   #2
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Hmm, I'm curious as well! Mind if I tag along? P.S maybe make a wall with lots of nylon tights cut up lengthwise and sown (sp?) together and somehow attached to the tank??
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Old 05-31-2012, 11:02 PM   #3
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Hmm, I'm curious as well! Mind if I tag along? P.S maybe make a wall with lots of nylon tights cut up lengthwise and sown (sp?) together and somehow attached to the tank??
Sure you can tag along! I think thats a good idea for the walls, so we'll need to figure out how to get the fry to the bottom and keep the parent at the top.
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Old 05-31-2012, 11:10 PM   #4
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That's a good idea! But what about fry on top since some fry might die just from not being strong enough? And maybe do the nylon idea but sow it longer and somehow suction cup it across the tank so that the big fish can't move it? Anyone else know of other ideas or have any ideas?
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Old 05-31-2012, 11:21 PM   #5
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Here's my idea,
1. Get a small plastic container
2. Cut off one side
3. Attach the nylon tights (for water flow)
4. Get spaced plastic mesh/net (big enough for fry to fall through)
5. Get 2 plastic hooks
6. Cut the plastic net to size
7. Attach hooks for easy insert and removal into and from the container
8. Get suction cup
9. Attach it to the plastic side of the container
10. Put into the tank

What do you think? I came up with this quickly, so we can work out any flaws.
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Old 05-31-2012, 11:23 PM   #6
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Here's my idea,
1. Get a small plastic container
2. Cut of one side
3. Attach the nylon leggings
4. Get spaced plastic mesh/net (big enough for fry to fall through)
5. Get 2 plastic hooks
6. Cut the plastic net to size
7. Attach hooks for easy insert and removal into and from the container
8. Get suction cup
9. Attach it to the plastic side of the container
10. Put into the tank

What do you think?
Sounds good to me, just make sure the plastic isn't sharp.. And that sounds complicated, but possible.
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Old 05-31-2012, 11:24 PM   #7
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Sounds good to me, just make sure the plastic isn't sharp.. And that sounds complicated, but possible.
I agree with the plastic, it'll need to be checked. My total for all this is roughly $10. Maybe a bit more.
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Old 05-31-2012, 11:31 PM   #8
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I agree with the plastic, it'll need to be checked. My total for all this is roughly $10. Maybe a bit more.
Good luck! post pics as you make it if you decide to go with that idea.
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Old 05-31-2012, 11:33 PM   #9
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Good luck! post pics as you make it if you decide to go with that idea.
Thanks! I'll post pics if I go with this!
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Old 06-01-2012, 12:09 AM   #10
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I hope breeding traps are more expensive than $10 where you are xD I can get one for roughly $5 here lol
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