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DYI plankton harvester

Post by Mdoty on Fri Jan 02, 2015 7:16 pm

This could be used for collecting plankton of pretty much any size, from brine shrimp down to small strain rotifers. Cut a piece of 2-4 inch diameter PVC to a length of about 6 inches long. Place a piece of plankton cloth of the desired size over one end of the PVC. Place a PVC coupling the same diameter as the 6 inch piece over the end with the plankton cloth. Now with a scoop you can strain your culture through this and then feed your tank. Total cost will depend on the size of plankton cost but the PVC is only a couple bucks. This is also useful for straining thawed frozen foods. Ill have to figure out how to post pics.

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Post by Nannook on Sat Jan 03, 2015 11:06 am

What is plankton cloth? Where do you get it? Cut off the hem of old wedding dress I found in the attic. (KIDDING!!!! just kidding Ruth)
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Post by seaponygirl on Sat Jan 03, 2015 6:13 pm

We should have a workshop up here so we can get one order of stuff and then all try our hand at making these.

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Post by Mdoty on Mon Jan 05, 2015 5:19 am

Plankton cloth can be ordered from Florida aqua farms, its a fine mess fabric that comes in sizes down to tens of microns.

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Re: DYI plankton harvester

Post by icereefer on Mon Jan 05, 2015 8:47 am

much cheaper with the time I have for extra work for my self these days I cheat and just bought the pre made Seives.
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Post by icereefer on Mon Jan 05, 2015 9:03 am

Yeah I picked up 5-4" acrylic cone tops on ebay for 1.74 each, just need to get some 4" acrylic pipe and I'm going to make some reactors.
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