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Share photos and videos of your Opae ula setups, plus keep logs or journals for others to read.
 #3237  by odin
 13 May 2017 20:02
I was thinking about this while out walking my dogs, i will have a think about it. Speaking of catching them i put the catcher tube in deep to the bottom of the tank and my thumb slipped off the end and the water shot out the top like a mortar going off! I'm just glad the larvae didn't fire out like a bullet! :smile: :cry: :omg: :laugh: :laugh:
 #3260  by odin
 17 May 2017 20:41
6 new larvae have shown up in my breeder tank tonight! I wasn't expecting any yet so its a nice surprise.
 #3269  by odin
 20 May 2017 15:15
I topped up all the tanks and fed them today, i also moved over 7 larvae from the breeder to the larvae tank and after cleaning up and putting lids/lights back i noticed another little larvae float out from some lava rock :oh: :pff: :ow: There is always at least one that gets away lol.... i will catch him tomorrow.

Here is a quick update video:

 #3287  by odin
 22 May 2017 21:33
8 new larvae in the breeder tank tonight! I seem to have a new batch every week at the moment. I must record my params for preservation.
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 #3288  by AdeDunn
 22 May 2017 21:43
Thanks for sharing that vid bud, really enjoyed watching, so much so I sent my wife a link to it and got her to watch it too. She now gets why I set up an Opae tank.... lol :wink:

Good news on how well they're doing for you. :grin: Your parameters must be absolutely spot on.
 #3294  by odin
 23 May 2017 18:17
odin wrote:6 new larvae have shown up in my breeder tank tonight! I wasn't expecting any yet so its a nice surprise.
Make that 16 Larvae now.
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 #3310  by odin
 25 May 2017 20:18
Somebody else must be releasing some larvae as there are 24 now lol.
 #3319  by odin
 26 May 2017 20:04
Vorteil wrote:That's great. I've been following your videos on Youtube.
Thanks, id love to do more videos but my camera isn't great for video and I've never done any video editing before lol. :blush:
 #3321  by odin
 27 May 2017 13:32
Today i moved over 22 larvae to the larvae tank, topped it off and fed it. I also measured my params:

Salinity: 1.012/1.013
PH: 8.0 +/- 0.2
Temp: 25/26 Deg C


After playing with the liquid test kit and feeding the tank i spotted the last 3 larvae that were hiding out of sight when i moved over the others :pff: :pff: LOL i will move them over too tomorrow, i don't like putting anything in the tank after i have been handling test kit chemicals. I also took a few photos of some of the berried females that i spotted at the front of the tank picking at the settled food on the substrate.

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