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01-22-2013 12:52 PM
pinoyghost2 I keep breeder boxes on my rimless tanks...however mine are all custom made 3/16 glass, so may be stronger than normal rimless ones.

I usually just adjust the foot things so that the box is level, however I lost a couple of the foot things and had to compromise....I used an empty small water bottle and squished it between the box and the glass tank and it stays perfect there...you can adjust it to fit so that the box stays level.

(In a pinch we all have to work out something fast even though its not very pretty looking )

These are heavy duty acrylic and are made to hold just enough water to not break them or have them crack. I have been using mine now for about a year on and off and no problems (other than losing/misplacing the equipment for them)

I usually keep mine bare with just leaves (oak/ial) and some moss and an airstone inside, however when I set it up for the Taiwan females to hatch their babies in, I used some of the soil from their own tank to line the bottom...that works well however babies crawl into the soil and dissappear (hard to find them until they grow bigger, then they can't hide so much)

I currently use them to house my CPO's that I have for breeding, put one in each side until they grow, then they get the whole box to themselves.
good job I only have 8 of them or Id have no where to hang any more boxes.
01-22-2013 12:00 AM
ravensgate
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I kept it on my 12 long with no issues had to trimm the air tube though cause the substrate level on my tank was high
Oh that's great to know! thank you so much for easing my mind with that
01-21-2013 11:43 PM
Bananariot
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I've got two mediums but was going to pick up a large at some point. The tank this is going on the side of is a 3 gallon Kritter Keeper type thing (same basic thing, different brand) so no way am I putting it on there as far as letting the weight of the breeder pull on that tank. I'll have a box under that one for sure. For the Mr Aqua 12G rimless it would probably be fine on that one, but still not positive.
I kept it on my 12 long with no issues had to trimm the air tube though cause the substrate level on my tank was high
01-21-2013 11:18 PM
ravensgate
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I've also noticed no matter I have a manual pp like the elite or a air pump default babies always manage to make it into the box >.> so watch them cartully
Yeah, seeing as how they make it into my HOB on the other tank even with a sponge prefilter on there, I will be watching that like a hawk
01-21-2013 11:17 PM
ravensgate
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What size breeder box are u gonna use? I imagine the medium would be fine for the rimless. Sine I have nematodes these boxes usually become a haven for them so I tear them down every time. Also I think they take away from the purpose if a rimless tank xD
I've got two mediums but was going to pick up a large at some point. The tank this is going on the side of is a 3 gallon Kritter Keeper type thing (same basic thing, different brand) so no way am I putting it on there as far as letting the weight of the breeder pull on that tank. I'll have a box under that one for sure. For the Mr Aqua 12G rimless it would probably be fine on that one, but still not positive.
01-21-2013 11:16 PM
Bananariot I've also noticed no matter I have a manual pp like the elite or a air pump default babies always manage to make it into the box >.> so watch them cartully
01-21-2013 11:12 PM
Bananariot What size breeder box are u gonna use? I imagine the medium would be fine for the rimless. Sine I have nematodes these boxes usually become a haven for them so I tear them down every time. Also I think they take away from the purpose if a rimless tank xD
01-21-2013 10:38 PM
ravensgate Awesome! Thank you!
01-21-2013 09:14 PM
sbarbee54 That is the pump I use, and a small sponge filter inside for bacterial purposes and it works great
01-21-2013 08:52 PM
ravensgate I've got the Elite Hagen mini filter, so these won't be air pump driven. Thanks for the tips folks, I'll go ahead and get it set up this weekend!
01-21-2013 06:18 PM
sbarbee54 I keep my breeder boxes on the whol time in the tanks I have them on. I have micro pumps feeding them so nothing gets stagnet. A air pump and sponge is not enough to drive them in my opinion
01-21-2013 05:52 PM
wicca27 kinda like a sump for a reef tank sand and critters in it to help the bioload. right now mine has baby philippine blue angel babies and its on the 55. in a coupel weeks it will be back in the shrimp area for a while
01-21-2013 04:33 PM
Soothing Shrimp [QUOTE=wicca27;2304561...almost like another filter when you stuff it full of moss and filter fiber[/QUOTE]

What a neat concept. I never thought of that!
01-21-2013 02:31 PM
wicca27 i would say get it up and her in it then. that way you know for sure its the male you want with her and as soon as she has the next molt will be no question to who the father is. if the population is small i dont see a prob with just letting them live in the box. i alway keep mine going be it for shrimp or fish. almost like another filter when you stuff it full of moss and filter fiber
01-21-2013 02:53 AM
Rob in Puyallup "knocked up" Love it!
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