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Shrimp Net Recommendations???

Hello all!

I've looking for a shrimp net.....or 2. Seems like there have been a couple recommended on the forum, but I can't seem to find them in my searches. If you have any good ideas as to where to purchase a good net or if you find particular features desirable over another, please let me know. Seems like someone liked nets that didn't collapse as much or something like that.

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try to find a shrimp net that stays open all the time. I find white colored ones to stress the shrimp the least. you can literally scoop them up without them even caring.

there are a couple different versions of these on [Ebay Link Removed]
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I use a fluval shrimp net. It's telescopic, so it can be adjusted to whatever length you wish for.

It's inexpensive too, great stuff. Way cheaper than most other shrimp nets being sold out there. Same thing in my eyes, just more expensive o.O
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I just use a little blue Wal-Mart net... It's soft, they don't snag and they don't seem to fear them.


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buy this! I love this thing, sorry if this is promoting but this shrimp net is awesome
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Thanks so far everyone!

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buy this! I love this thing, sorry if this is promoting but this shrimp net is awesome
Personally, I WANT promoting. I'd rather buy from someone on here and I want to hear honest opinions. I wouldn't expect any less from TPT.
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buy this! I love this thing, sorry if this is promoting but this shrimp net is awesome
+1 this. Have it, use it, love it. Quality is great. I usually use this net in combination with those betta scoops when I'm transferring or moving my shrimps. Those nets are perfect because they hold their shape.

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+1 the net strung out recommended is great only one I use


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I have the 3D net and provided I ever have the choice, I will NEVER go back to any other! Simple concept, but works outstandingly well.


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I have a number of the Fluval Ebi nets (I started out in my shrimp hobby by buying Fluval Ebi kits) and they have been fine, though I have had at least one "seize" on me where it wouldn't retract to extend anymore. I have also used brine shrimp nets as they are made of pretty gentle material. I think I am going to be picking up a 3D net as well, though. That "always open" looks like it would be fun to try. One other thing that I have learned, regardless of the net, it to cover the opening with the palm of my hand after I scoop them out. The more lively shrimp have given me a couple of close calls.

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I have two Fluval ebi nets, but that 3d net looks nice. If it had the little keyring on the end so I could hang it up, it'd be perfect. (I put 3m hooks on the inside of stand doors, or on the side of the stand that is close to the wall, or wherever, to hang tools on)
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I have two Fluval ebi nets, but that 3d net looks nice. If it had the little keyring on the end so I could hang it up, it'd be perfect. (I put 3m hooks on the inside of stand doors, or on the side of the stand that is close to the wall, or wherever, to hang tools on)
That's a dandy idea! Thanks!

Well, it seems like there is a lot of votes for the 3D net, so I just ordered one from the seller and now when it comes, I'll solder a ring on the end of it!
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