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clearsky
Sat Jan 30 2010, 01:29pm

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Hey there:
Someone had mentioned something about "frysavers"... I purchased a couple from this guy through the Pleco world, and it is quite the thing... very well built and has different sized screens for differnt sized fry.. maybe a bit over the top for some, but if you have limited space and want to keep the babies in the same tank as parents, this might be the way to go..
take a look...
david

http://www.plecoworld.org/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=282

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clearsky
Thu Mar 11 2010, 11:25pm

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quick follow up to the "FRY SAVER"
I need to take a few photos of my new fry saver, but I am pretty impressed with the workings of it... Not sure the complete concept, but, it moves the water in the fry tank, which is submersed in the parent tank, and has different sized screens to enable water flow/fry cannot swim through..
the water flow makes for good turnover, and seems to keep it pretty clean despite the amount of food fed...
will post some pics once i take a few... oh, by the way, i have a brood of cichlids in it at present.
david

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Tarcan Cevik
Sat Mar 13 2010, 08:48pm


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Fry savers looks good. But price for one $40 + shiping seems expensive.
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DougGosnell
Sun Mar 14 2010, 08:56pm
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I am in contact with him to try and get just the foam blocks to make my own. Based on the number of containers, this can get expensive. I will let you know what the cost is for this block

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Tarcan Cevik
Sun Mar 14 2010, 10:58pm


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You can find foam from http://www.swisstropicals.com/Poret%20Filter%20Foam.html or http://www.discus-hans-usa.com/ I remember palet size foam discount price was $75 at Diskus Hans send him email or call him. He is in Baltimore.
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DougGosnell
Sun Mar 14 2010, 11:38pm
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Thanks!!! Pays to be in a club. Now if I could just find a "reasonable" price on 400 gallons of bioballs but I may as well wish for the lottory
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Niko
Mon Mar 15 2010, 06:21pm
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Lava rock works as well$10.00 a bag at Lowes. Niko
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clearsky
Fri Apr 02 2010, 05:50pm

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Doug:
I have been using just the foam piece, and the pvc tube that runs into it as the fry box was getting a little to hard to keep clean, and starting to be a bit crampt for the babies... just took a piece of wire to clamp the foam block to the side of a 1/2 ten, and it creates real good water flow, and of course decent filtering, at least for young fish.... I would guess one could build just about any size filter, once they have the foam....


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DougGosnell
Sat Apr 03 2010, 08:32pm
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Can you bring one to the next meeting? I went to Hans the discus dude in Baltimore (or wherever you want to call that)and bought a 1 meter x 1 meter sheet of the 30ppi foam.

I liked his filter setup, he was using troughs below the racks loaded with the foam as a bio/mech filter and a recirc pump at the end. I can't do anything like that but it worked for him.

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