DIY Brine Shrimp Hatchery and Shell Separator

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  1. Avatar Matt Filippi says:

    Do you have to maintain a certain temp of the water for them to hatch?

    1. Avatar Paul B says:

      They hatch at room temperatire, about 70 degrees. If it is a little warmer, they hatch a little faster.
      I think my DIY chiller is on here someplace. Search my name

  2. Avatar Matt Filippi says:

    Do eggs have an expiration date?

  3. Avatar Paul Baldassano says:

    I don’t remember how long it took to make as I made a bunch of them. It probably started out as something else, then it was re designed to become what it is. Many of the things I build eventually have new lives. MY DIY chiller used to be a wet dry filter and my fish fry collector used to be a HOB filter.

    1. Avatar Manolo_ap says:

      Do you have a link or photos of your DIY chiller? I’d like to make one

  4. Avatar Al Ulrich says:

    how long did it take you to make this ?

  5. Avatar Paul Baldassano says:

    It’a about 4x4x8″ but I also have a larger one. You can make it any size depending on how many shrimp you need.
    I hatch them every day but I start the batch in another container the day before so I always have enough shrimp

    1. Avatar don says:

      Ok thanks I think I might try it out and see if I can make one
      Thanks for the reply

  6. Avatar don says:

    How big is the box that you made for your hatchery ?

  7. Avatar Paul Baldassano says:

    Room temperature is fine

  8. Avatar Mike says:

    Do you need to keep the water within a range of temperature or is room temperature adequate?

  9. Avatar Ryan says:

    Couldnt someone just put the eggs in a bowl in a low flow area of the sump?

    1. Avatar Paul Baldassano says:

      Yes, you could also pour them in your reef but those egg slells do not disintegrate and they will be floating around in your tank for a long time. You need to hatch the shrimp and then seperate them from the shells. Just like we don’t put in the entire egg when we bake a cake, we remove the shell.
      About half of the brine shrimp eggs float for some reason and would all just go into your skimmer.

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