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Old 10-28-2009, 06:45 PM   #1
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Auto feeder for filter feeders?

Anybody know of a commercial product that can be used to automatically dispense a liquid solution for filter feeders? I'm thinking specifically of fairy shrimp, but something designed for brine shrimp or corals would be good.
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Old 10-28-2009, 08:23 PM   #2
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well they have the brineshirmp hatchers they are between20-40 us dollars depending of how hancy you have i seen one that u keep in a tank and when they grow they will swim out on their own you just need an air pump
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The objective is to feed the brine shrimp to adult size so they can be used to feed larger fish. I have a successful colony of redtail fairy shrimp going, but I'm just not able to feed enough to maintain a very useful population density.
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oh ok i dont know what automatically can feed them sorry
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Old 10-29-2009, 06:58 AM   #5
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You could use something like a drip acclimation kit. I'm sure it would be really easy to DIY.
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That's a pretty good idea actually. The tricky part will be finding a food that will remain suspended in water if left sitting in a bag or bucket like that.
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Old 10-29-2009, 12:14 PM   #7
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If you wanted to go fancy, use a magnetic stirrer to keep the food suspended and use a gravity feed with an electronic valve on a timer.
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