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Old 09-16-2013, 06:34 AM   #1
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Egg tumblers?


Does anyone have experience with these things? Are they useful for hand raising fry?

I did a search on here for diy ones but only came up with one thread and there wasn't any plants on there for one. So how would you go about making one with the least possible components and that works just as good as the major companies making there products. I think it would be useful to have not only to raise fry but to raise orphaned shrimp eggs as well.

I need some help and some suggestions with this one guys, I know there are diy genius on here somewhere.mhelp a fellow member out
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Old 09-16-2013, 07:41 AM   #2
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Easiest thing to do would be a net with an airstone underneath it. Found this pic through google:

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I found that to. I googled before I posted. But there has got to be a way to make a quality tumblr cheaply that is effective 90% of the eggs hatch if not 100% I've done the net thing before and it didn't work. Besides I like making things,
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The net worked fine for my shrimp eggs. Seems like all you need is some netting, water movement and a way to contain the eggs. A clear tube with netting on both ends and an air stone at the top or bottom and you're good to go. Nature is never 100% so don't expect the eggs to hatch 100%of the time.
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I'm not expecting them to. But I would like to build something that doesn't look to bad aesthetically, some of the ones I googled are pretty sloppy
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I'm at a bit of a loss there. I understand the concept behind it. But the whole tiring in the air stone or air line is a tad confusing t me at the moment, I keep staring at my sponge filter and still don't understand how they got a hole on the inside and if there is an angle to it to get the correct flow of water, and to have the correct flow of water to be able to have a circular motion going in the tumbler for the eggs to be in constant motion.
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Bubbles go up and bring water with them, eggs sink only to be nudged up by more bubbles. It ain't rock science don't over think it
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Someone in my state's aquarium club made an egg tumbler. Maybe his process will be useful to you.

http://www.theokaa.org/vb40/showthre...9003#post99003
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