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    Thread: Plants and Fry

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      Plants and Fry

      Having fry is hard with the constant water changes since a pump canít be used for a while so I was thinking about having plants in their pool to help keep the water good but adding bubblers for night time. Would this work or am I going off into the left field?

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      Floating plants are ok but for filtration you can use sponge filters to help with water quality.

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      Quote Originally Posted by lovin_chevy84 View Post
      Having fry is hard with the constant water changes since a pump canít be used for a while so I was thinking about having plants in their pool to help keep the water good but adding bubblers for night time. Would this work or am I going off into the left field?
      I put regular submersible pump in a 5 gallon bucket with lots of 1/4" holes drilled in it. Then I wrap the bucket with mosquito netting. Then I wrap the bucket again with a double layer of cheesecloth. The cheesecloth is because I think newly hatched fry can pass through mosquito netting, but they can't after they have grown for just a few days. The cheesecloth decomposes in a week or two, but by that time, the fry are big enough that they don't go through the mosquito netting.

      That's my theory and what I do, and I get thousands from a spawn that way. Now, am I really losing thousands too? I don't know.

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      Thanks! I’ve been trying to come up w a more logical way to do this for when it happens. I’ve never been good w plants as my fish destroy them but figured they’d be safe w fry lol

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      Quote Originally Posted by lovin_chevy84 View Post
      Thanks! I’ve been trying to come up w a more logical way to do this for when it happens. I’ve never been good w plants as my fish destroy them but figured they’d be safe w fry lol
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