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BKK is with ADA Amazonia I, Red tiger is ADA Africana

One connector is L shape thread to quick disconnect.

http://fzfuyi.en.alibaba.com/product/424417002-212190291/90_degree_elbow_quick_connector_male_thread.html

Other is strait thread to quick disconnect

http://fzfuyi.en.alibaba.com/product/430571289-212190291/FY012C_1_4_tube_ODX1_2_thread_quick_connect_water_ fittings_for_RO_system.html

I donít know part numbers. You can find them ease -next to hoses and tubings.

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What kind of substrate do you use in both breeder box?

Do you have homedepot or lowes item number for the connector?

They looks good i want to try it out
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I'm going to guess that you could use the same substrate that is in your tank or go bare bottom if you wanted.
Bare bottom is not good. It is too slippery first tried setup without substrate and less moss. Lost 5 RCS for one week. Substrate is from the main tank. Donít use new ADA because of Ammonia
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cool mod dude thanks for sharing
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This is a really cool setup. I also use a Marina Breeding Box and I find the water flow a bit weak. Tweeking the setup really looks like it will improve water moment. Thanks for the idea!

Will copy.
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You are welcome.With Elite micro pump flow is just right -when is set to minimum on the pump
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Thanks for the info

I can't wait to try it out.
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I like this idea, but I am having trouble wrapping my head around the water flow. How does the plumbing work?

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I'd like to share Marina Breeding Box setup for separating shrimps or fishes.
Here it is. Marina box, Elite micro pump. Prefilter from Amazon 3 for $3.99 to work like a sponge filter. Connectors for tubing are from Lowe's or Home Depot at hose and plumbing section.$2-4 each. And there are 2 berried shrimps in 2 of those boxes. This setup work for me so far.
The Prefilter from Amazon, is it the Fluval Edge?
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Looks great. I want to get something like this to selective breed some of my shrimp. Any chance of getting some shots from the top and front?

I am also having a difficult time visualizing this set up. Which one is the inlet and outlet? I see the sponge and I see the tubing going to the power head. Can you please provide some other views or go in depth as to the workings of your system. Thanks.
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I'll try tonight.
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Yes,It was 3 for $3.99

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The Prefilter from Amazon, is it the Fluval Edge?
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Here it is. First shot is showing how the setup looks from inside the tank. I used different connectors because I don't have spare ones from the real setup. Second image is Fluval prefilter sponge with airstone inside and tubing. You can attach it to the wall of the box with silicone suction cup. It is optional but is good place for bacteria to grow.
Third image shows some modification to prevent shrimps to jump in main tank. Belive me they do .Blue air tubing cut from the bottom and inserted to Marina box wall. Fine SS mesh to keep shrimps inside.
Let me know if there is something not clear. The thread of the real connector going to the pump with little pressure. It is perfect fit without any modifications.
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Can you give the exact name of the mini pump that you use or a place I can buy it at? I seem to find it.
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Great setup palmski! So you are letting the hang on box overflow back into the main tank for water to exit right?

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Can you give the exact name of the mini pump that you use or a place I can buy it at? I seem to find it.

http://www.amazon.com/Hagen-Elite-Un.../dp/B0009YD7D4

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Question, is the pump forcing water from the main tank into the box then flowing back to the main tank through the mesh?

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