Pardon me for what might possibly be a horrible question, but... what do you mean by "netting skills and biosecurity" and somehow I have a very hard time comparing a shrimp net and a Lotus Esprit
Ever see those animal TV shows where the camera guy in a helicopter is filming a herd of something from above, and the herd is scattering in all directions from the scare of the helicopter - the chaos? This happens to shrimp also during average netting - they disperse from fear and the startle reaction.
When you are trying to pick a shrimp, a particular shrimp, at a feeding station let's say, if you have a Maserati, you have the ability to approach with such finesse, you can go in there, single out your shrimp, cut him off from the herd, and net him out, without disturbing the other shrimp at all
, due to the maneuverability of the Maserati. Because it's very light and fine and maneuverable, not slippery to the hand or heavy and clunky.
And I have 30ish tanks (kinda depends on how you count them; some are split tanks with a divider), livestock coming and going all parts of the year, and a background in biology. It's only prudent practice to isolate each biome from the others, for biosecurity purposes. One infection coming in could quickly spread otherwise, taking out $$$$ in livestock. So all my tanks are isolated from each other - water supply, etc. Anything that touches tank water is disinfected before it touches other tank water. Because of this, I bleach my net, every time I use it. But now, I'm making a Maserati for each
tank, dedicated for that
tank, to further simplify things and to reduce the number of bleach cycles on a given net. I've searched high and low for the right nets, and found nothing suitable available, so I have to make them to my own specs. The original Maserati taught me netting skills using a fine instrument; unfortunately it was constructed with third world materials and didn't last well.
In other news, the 50 lbs. of chemical goodness did arrive, as did another box of John Guests.
And DK took her nearly daily trip to Lowes, to buy a new set of drill bits, so her Maserati holes would be nice and clean.