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3 stackable6 inch diam. sieves.
One each 53, 120, 250,um micron sieve.
Good for culturing Copepods, brine shrimp, rotifers
Mesh Sizes we offer are: 53, 120, 250, 475, 100, um micron
We have decided to offer these sieves to the public for the first time. We have received numerous requests for them. It seems that sieves of this size are hard to find for the hobbiest. When you do find similar sieves, they are usually of poorer quality or they are too expensive.
These sieves are made with high grade PVC frame and laboratory gradepolyester mesh fabric. They will hold up under rigorous use in saltwater. We have been using them for years in our Aquaculture Nursery Farms laboratory.
For multi-culture harvesting, or for separating different sized individuals from the same culture batch at one time, these also come in handy if you need to get a nice, cleanend product to minimize the pollutants entering your aquarium. When you stack these sieves,(smallest micron on the bottom and so on) the 53- 120 -250 stack filters out all the larger impurities that you might have in your culture water. So let's say you are harvesting rotifers. All the guck that is floating around in the culture will get caught by the first two sieves in line ( 250 mic and 120 mic). So you end up with cleaner rotifers to feed your animals.
Choose from these sizes or order one of eachif you prefer.
These are made6 inches wide diameterby 5 inch high.Made with highgrade outdoorPVC material. Laboratory gradepolyester mesh screen. These will hold out under extreme use in the laboratory and prolonged exposure to the outdoors in the UV and saltwater environment. View pictures for details.
Basic instruction for some of their uses are:
Can be used as a permanent prefilter for your sump or wetdry. Instead of thoughs messy bag socks filters.
High volume filtering.
You can sieve a 5 gal culturecontainer through one of these in 5 seconds, just to give you an idea of the possible uses.
Sifting small cultures in the micron size to achieve a certain desired density.
Start by pouring your culture water (i.e. rotifers) through the sieve. Then rinse the organisms with water with the same parameters as your culture water into a smaller container, so you end up with a denser culture. Feed them directly to your corals and fish fry. You can also saturate your cultures with vitamins and minerals. Just let this super concentrated culture that you sieved, soaked inwhichever vitamins and minerals you used for a few hours,before using to feed.There is no food manufactured better than live food for your aquarium. Tools like this sieve allow you to facilitate and save time and money on expensive live foods by culturing your own. These sieves can be used for saltwater or freshwater.
For a longer service life, rinse sieve with distilled or r/o water after each use. If you use hard tap water, the sieve mesh (especially the small microns) will tend to get clogged somewhat over time, or through many uses.
The 53um micron is good for rotifers or anything that is slightly larger than common rotifers.
120um micron is good for Copepods, Dafnia, baby brine shrimp,etc.
250 micron larger brine shrimp, copepods, etc.
475 micron for larger debris, and larger species of copepods, juvenile mysis shrimp, Grown brine shrimp.
1000 micron for amphipods and mysis shrimp.
You will notice a big difference in your corals, fish growth and behavior, almost immediately after feeding them live foods. This is the method that fish nurseries use. It is starting to be well known that many varieties of coral actively feed on small phytoplankton and zooplankton. So you will experience unbelievable growth and fortitude in your corals if you start feeding them things like enriched rotifers. You should also start seeing a lot more brilliant colors come out in your corals and fish.
Try one of each size so you will have a variety of organisms to feed to your aquarium critters.
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