This kit is specially designed for hatching Artemia (Brine Shrimp). In addition, it is a professional and simple device that is conveniently easy to use. By using this DIY hatching equipment, you can help your brine shrimp to hatch from their eggs. Furthermore, the kit is reusable, very durable and easy to assemble.
1. Firstly, find a 1.25L water or soft drink bottle, draw a line about 3cm up from the base, then cut along the line and remove the base.
2. Secondly, attach the bottle to the pedestal by twisting the bottle into the top of the pedestal.
3. The pedestal base has a groove that is suitable for most fish tank glass thicknesses.
4. Find the air tube and cut two x 4cm short airlines.
5. One short airline is connected to one of the connectors on the base of the pedestal, then you attach the airflow regulating valve see in the picture.
6. Then attach the other short airline to the other outlet on the valve, then attach the one-way airflow valve.
7. A piece of the airline is attached to the other connector at the base of the pedestal about 30cm long, then place the white water flow valve, make sure it is pressed closed before filling the bottle.
8. Attach the rest of the airline from the one-way valve to the air pump.
9. Take out the sticker and paste it on the bottle.
10. Attach the pedestal to the position you want on the tank wall of your fish tank.
11. When ready pour 1000ml water into the bottle.
12. Then, add 2 spoons of sea salt and 1.5 spoons of Artemia (shrimp eggs) let the eggs sit for 30-50 minutes to rehydrate and sink.
13. Turn on the air pump keep it running for the first 24 hours, ensure the eggs are being agitated (keep the water temperature in 25-28 Celsius)
14. Finally, use the package lid to cover the open top of the bottle, to stop saltwater splashing elsewhere.
Collection/ Harvesting steps:
1. Closed the regulating valve or turn the air pump off.
2. Wait 15 minutes for things to settle.
3. Place a bright light at the base of the bottle, the baby brine shrimp will be attracted to the light. You will notice the hatched eggshells are floating on the surface. As the light can only get in from the bottom, after hatching, the brine shrimp will assemble at the bottom part of the bottle.
4. Now you are ready to collect the baby brine shrimp.
5. Place a bucket under the airline with the white clip, then place your sieve above the bucket and open the white clip slowly and siphon out the baby brine shrimp. Be careful not to collect the eggshells from the surface.
6. Then rinse the baby brine under slow-moving water to remove the saltwater.
7. Now you can feed the baby brine to your fish or put them into the vials and freeze them until needed.
8. Now you can wash the bottle and repeat the process if needed or pack your equipment away.
Hatching Tool – 1 set
Stop clip – x1
Pippett feeder- x1
Bottle of salt for 1 Liter- x1
5gm bottle of Artemia- x1
Special measuring spoon- x1
Small measuring cup- x1
Water bottle connection base- x1
Patch 1mm- x1
Fish tank wall card slot- x3
Harvest Year Shrimp Storage Box- x1
Check valve- x1
Gas volume control valve- x1
Storage bucket (shrimp bucket) 700ml- x1
Shade cover (with instruction)- x1
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