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Suggestion: fry savers

Has anyone ever seen Zcliff's fry savers? I've always planned to get some but just never came around to it and my fish never really helped (no spawns). Now I'm considering it again but only to find out that he's made a new design costing from $40 to $50. If i were to buy three it would cost about $120 without shipping.

What I'm trying to say is that i know there are people on this forum that work with acrylic. Is his prices reasonable and if it's not would you guys be interested in designing something similar and reselling?


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Considering the time, materials involved and the powerhead included I'm not sure he's much over cost without selling in bulk.

If you go fry tank then a 10g starter kit is what? +/- $50.00


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Zcliff usually discounts for multiple purchases.
He's going to be moving sometime soonish, I think it might be a shop with a house on the property too, instead of a house with a shop on the property.
 
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well his original fry savers were half the price... i guess i just sat on it too long and to see the price double surprises myself.
another reason i'd want to get his fry savers is because it actually works. Exactly a year ago a school of 6 corydoras paleatus were breeding and laying about 3 eggs a day per female (4 females). The only thing that really worked for me was to have them in one of those net boxes inside the tank. I guess because of the established water and i was able to raise well over 100 fry. The only problem with that net thing is the fish tend to get stuck between the netting and the plastic frame.

I guess i'll just go get some from him now before i miss a chance and the price goes up again.


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I don't know Zcliff personally, but did you ask him if he still makes the old version?

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I dont really understand how it works based on the picture

How is this any better than a sponge filter with a powerhead on the uptube?

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Not sure if it is supposed to be better... Just small and compact I guess...
good for people who can't or won't setup a growout tank...

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I dont think anyone can build these things any cheaper than him. I work with acrylic but would never copy someones design and sell them. The price seems great if they come with a powerhead and poret foam sounds like a great deal. I dont see exactly how they work. Do you manually put the fry into the saver or do they somehow find there way there by themselves? Ill have to look closer at the pics.
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That thing looks awesome. I'm hoping to raise the next clutch of GBR babies I get and that would be niiiice.


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I use to raise angelfish fry for the first few weeks in specimen containers just hung in the inside of the parents tank. Did daily water changes and work like a charm...
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Damm, really miss the old Danner Supreme hob filter boxes. They would've worked great as fry savers. I threw all mine away last time I quit the hobby.
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