Aquabreed Complete artemia hatcher, brine shrimp cultivation live feed.

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A cultivation unit for hatching larger quantities of artemia cysts. The unit can be installed inside or outside of the aquarium if positioned in a warm environment. The hatch time depends on the ambient temperature. Capacity app. 2,000,000 cysts per hatch. After about 2 weeks, the animals are fully grown and can be used as feed.

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A cultivation unit for hatching larger quantities of artemia cysts. The unit can be installed inside or outside of the aquarium if positioned in a warm environment. The hatch time depends on the ambient temperature. Capacity app. 2,000,000 cysts per hatch. After about 2 weeks, the animals are fully grown and can be used as feed.
A stable wall holder and a pump for ventilation are included. A drain valve with a large diameter prevents clogging during emptying. The optimal installed outlet valve allows a measured removal of hatched artemia whilst the shells remain in the culture unit. The push to open lid makes filling the hatchery easier. The cultivation unit holds app. 1 litre.

Content:

  • -  aquabreed reactor incl. holding unit
  • -  membrane air pump Mistral 50 ECO
 

1. Installation

aquabreed complete consists of the reactor and holding unit. The reactor has a cone at the bottom to prevent settling of artemia and cysts. The aquabreed complete is ventilated by the air supply (No. 5). For this purpose, one of the two supplied 6 mm tubes is inserted through the upper cone to the socket at the bottom. Then, the holding unit is mounted. It’s consisting of the retaining plate (No. 3), two retaining clips (No. 4) and the holding profile (No. 2) with two fastening screws (No. 1). The holding profile can be fixed in two different ways, depending on whether you want to install the holder on a vertical or horizontal pane. The retaining plate (No. 3) can also be screwed directly onto a wall without the holding profile. The required mounting accessories are not included.

Now, the second 6 mm tube has to be inserted into the holes of the retaining clips. Then, both tubes have to be connected with the black brackets (No. 12) and the 8 mm hose (4 cm long) (No. 14). At the bottom, the elbow with the hose connection (No. 13) is fitted. There, the air is supplied through the membrane pump. The air flow is adjusted using the control valve (No. 16), the outlet valve (No. 10) is closed by the tap (No. 9).

Best results are achieved when aquabreed complete is installed inside the aquarium if positioned in a warm environment. The warmth of the aquarium water (about 25° C) and the lighting encourage the artemia, depending on the quality of the eggs, to hatch in 24 - 36 hours.

The unit can be installed inside or outside of the aquarium if positioned in a warm environment

The aeration should not be too strong as this may damage the newly hatched nauplii. Only light aeration is required to ensure an adequate oxygen supply and to stop the nauplii settling at the bottom.

Hatching: The aquabreed complete is filled with water and 35 g (1 tablespoon) of sea salt. A small number of artemia eggs are added (max. 5 teaspoon). For best results, use life A decapsulated artemia eggs. A maxiumum of 50 ml of life A per hatching is recommended. These have a very high hatch rate and the freshly hatched nauplii are shell free and can be used as feed directly to the fish.

The artemia can also be cultivated and grown on. They are reared in the aquabreed complete or a larger vessel and fed with a suitable food such as plancto. They will be fully grown in approx. two weeks.

The air supply has to be turned off for removal and then you have to wait until all unhatched eggs have dropped and the empty shells have risen to the surface. At drain valve 2, most of the hatched nauplii can be taken out free of shells and unhatched eggs. For complete emptying, drain valve 1 has to be used. By opening it shortly, first of all the accumulated unhatched cysts are removed. A third option for the removal is to push the upper cone on the thickening of the elbow and then take some artemia at a specific position by sucking shortly on a piece of tube and some PVC tubing (not included). 

 

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Aquabreed Complete artemia hatcher, brine shrimp cultivation live feed.

Aquabreed Complete artemia hatcher, brine shrimp cultivation live feed.

A cultivation unit for hatching larger quantities of artemia cysts. The unit can be installed inside or outside of the aquarium if positioned in a warm environment. The hatch time depends on the ambient temperature. Capacity app. 2,000,000 cysts per hatch. After about 2 weeks, the animals are fully grown and can be used as feed.

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