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Old 12-07-2014, 02:11 PM   #1
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Feasibility of creating a filter/nursery?

I'm wondering about taking my Tetra Second nature 5 HOB filter and turnig half of the double- sided piece into a fry nursery and mini-fuge (not sure about correct terminology) with some anarchis. The filter holds about 1-1.5 gallons of water and so one half would have about .5 gal (center part has about a .5 gal). Is this feasible for guppy fry? The thing is transparent and so I figured I could put some mesh in the part with the impeller to block in off and then take the media out of one side.
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I figured the left side would make a good fry box. Constant water changes, and I can easily fit a net in there plus any excess food will be put in the main tank for other fish to eat. A block on the outtake so none escape and I think I'd be good to go. Opinions and advice? I've got a second filter on there so no worries about lowering bacteria surface area.


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It'd work, you may need restrict the level of flow to the side with the fry using foam or floss. It might be easier to build a drop in fry cage than trying to retrofit the filter to keep them contained.

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Probably would be easier, this is probably just going to amuse me over break


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