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Watch at: 00:00 / 00:00:20[Music]hey what's going on guys it's mark backin the workshop on marks Aquatics rightwe are in the bow of the shed this isWatch at: 00:20 / 00:40where all the naughty things live my BigBlue Chair axe or straining red-clawedcrayfish down there and one of thebabies the rest of them are hidingaround in the pots down there okay butthis is where I bring on my boy shrimpsnow a lot of you guys have been askingme how to bring brine shrimps obviouslyWatch at: 00:40 / 01:00anyone couldn't just get them tohatching stage but it's bringing them upto adult stage now a lot of people findthis difficult okay but it's not asdifficult as people make it out to beyou've just got to follow a few littlesteps and they are quite greedy littleguys and they grow very quickly so whenthat's what this video is gonna be allWatch at: 01:00 / 01:20about today okay if you're new to thechannel guys use of my channel then youlike the videos hit the old subscribebutton on that notification bell forupcoming videos and you're not going tomiss any of anything that way and ifyou're into your breeding fish pop backbecause I've got a whole video Bank onthe on youtube okay my playlists thatyou can go back to and and see anythingWatch at: 01:20 / 01:40from breeding net neon tetras Congoturtles you name it Kelly fish I've donequite a lot now so where you can popback and I saw related with bringing onbrave you brine shrimp stew feed the thefry okay so that's why I try and linkthat two together for you so you can popback if you're here for the first timeyou'll just want to learn how to raisebrine shrimp stew adult-sized we'reWatch at: 01:40 / 02:00going to get into it right now now all Iuse is two liter fizzy drink bottlesokay upside down I've got it on hooksunderneath just cut a little hole inthem hang them up pee it's a small holein the lid of each one okay cut thisvery soft silicone pipe that's him quiteWatch at: 02:00 / 02:20important to get the soft silicone pipefor this okay cut it on an angle acrossso you end up with a point poke itthrough the hole grab it with somepliers the other side and then reallygive it a Yank through the hole and itwill seal itself like you can see thereso it's not going to leak all over yourfloor or where you need it now you needa light source as well okay myWatch at: 02:20 / 02:40workshopping is quite warm now butyou're going to need it at aroundat about 20 20 to 25 degrees okay inbetween that sort of range with light Idon't bother with 24-hour light I justkeep it on the on the normal photoperiod that I'm running in the workshopWatch at: 02:40 / 03:00here and basically what you do is you'llfill those with one liter of water okaywait until that I settled down and thenyou can add your salt to it now what Iuse is I use one tablespoon per literWatch at: 03:00 / 03:20okay but don't use table salt some ofthese cheap table salts that you can buyabsolutely rubbish they've got addediodine and chemicals I dean--sorryin in them and it's you're just notgoing to get a good if a hatch rate atall so make sure you use in like rockWatch at: 03:20 / 03:40salt sea salt Himalayan salt stuff likethat something which is natural no addedanything in into it okay and you canhave a lot better success bringing onyour brine shrimps with that okay you'regoing to need the water it's got to bethe salinity which is the saltiness ofthe waters got to be from 30 to about 35parts per trillion PPT okay if you'reWatch at: 03:40 / 04:00going to mix it up with a hydrometer orone of the little flipper ones that youcan use in the marine world you guysknow what I'm talking about the littlewindow hydrometers and for checking yoursalt content and they're gonna need tostay on there for about I would say wellWatch at: 04:00 / 04:20they're gonna hatch in about 15 15 to 20hours or so with that temperature okaythey're gonna hatch in there just keepit a light sort of rolling that was alittle bit too aggressive that one'sabout right just a bubble because youjust want them spiraling around in thewater column like that okay now you canWatch at: 04:20 / 04:40see that one there it's gone Orangebecause they've hatched this one I'vejust set up and you can see how many ofthose little cysts the little eggs aretumbling around in there and I normallyput in per liter or put in maybe ateaspoon andlevel teaspoon into there and bring themWatch at: 04:40 / 05:00on and that's going to be millions ofthe things okay they're gonna hatch outso you don't need to mix up as many asyou think what happens when you stop itwait for about I would say ten minutesokay and what happens is as soon asthose egg cases they separate from theegg case the egg cases will float andWatch at: 05:00 / 05:20then they will get they will go down tothe bottom okay now I tend to harvest atnight because when it's dark in here allI do is I get my I'll get my torch likethat and I'll stand it against the sideWatch at: 05:20 / 05:40like that okay and what it does is itdraws their photo tactic which meansbaby boy shrimps from when they're firstborn or to when they're fully grownthey're attracted to light okay and I'lljust demonstrate that in a bit but whenthe lights on they will all get drawn tothat and effect will have a go and we'llWatch at: 05:40 / 06:00do that now okay right okay guys whatI've done is I have now turned off theair supply so now it's still or justturn off the main tank like is wellhanging out now you can see that wateris basically an orange color and if I goWatch at: 06:00 / 06:20right close you'll see that there isabsolutely millions of them poppingaround in there down at the net and theyare drawn to the torch light so youstill the water still settle in you cansee the egg cases rise into the top andthen when you get to the top you'regoing to get a very thick crust of eggsWatch at: 06:20 / 06:40now wait about 10 minutes okay guysbecause you don't want the egg cases inthere because that's no good for roomfor your fish and they're not going toeat them and they just look unsightlyflying around in the tank and all overyour substrate especially if you've gota darker substrate they show upeverywhere and they last for ages beforethey biodegrade away but you can seethose slowly going up there and it'llWatch at: 06:40 / 07:00get or injure and or injure as we as wewait you can see them in there andthey're thousands and thousands sothat's what I've done there now whatI've done is I've just I've just emptiedthis once okay so I can put some up thetop for you so I can show you those andthen we can get into raising these guysWatch at: 07:00 / 07:20then to worm to an adult-sized okay Ohbefore I say that though what I shouldhave said is once everything is gonedown to the bottom and into your pipethen obviously lower your pipe take itoff here a little air pump put it downlower so it's self siphons out and thenWatch at: 07:20 / 07:40you can siphon out all this brinesolution where all the eggs have floatedto the surface you end up with a niceclean brine solution with all yourfreshly hatched our team you're in okayin a little pot and now we'll goupstairs and I'll show you what theylook like right the top of the tank nowor on top of that little baby corydorasWatch at: 07:40 / 08:00tank which we we've got all the babiesand I'll show you them in a whilethey're all coming on in leaps andbounds and feeding on these newlyhatched branch and make you see how manythere is in there absolutely thick withthem and the reason why they've settleddown the bottom it looks more orangesbecause there's no soap there's nooxygen in there there's no air bubblesWatch at: 08:00 / 08:20in there to move that water around thatwill disperse them then around the tankokay now when you're trying to bringthese guys normally now you guys will befeeding these straightaway to your fishand but if you want to bring them on andget them to come on a little bit furtherwhat you need to do is set up anotherlittle tank and you can use it a littleto two and a half gallons tank like IWatch at: 08:20 / 08:40use little pets at home tank somethinglike nice little cheap one or even somea big Tupperware dish or one of thosesquare boxes plastic boxes that you canput some water in mix up the same water30 to 35 parts per trillion okay inthere or one tablespoon of salt perWatch at: 08:40 / 09:00liter of water until you get it to thelevel that you want you can have about 4inches 5 inches whatever you like inthere now you can and I vowed my bestresults it's when I've added a spongefilter to the to the tank and what thatbasically does obviously is keepeverything nice and fresh in thereWatch at: 09:00 / 09:20I'm what you gonna need then is a heatsource okay now you could put a heaterin there get that set for around 20 22degrees that's what I took normally aimfor 22 to 23 degrees Celsius let thatwater get up to temperature first okaynow this is the part where you've got tobe carefulget you up your breeding tank readyWatch at: 09:20 / 09:40first with a heater in and with yoursponge filtering okay I'll show you oneof those now right there's the littletank that I use guys just a little twoand a half gallon tank on the floorgot a little light above it just to giveit some light throughout the day littleheater in there set to 23 degrees I justWatch at: 09:40 / 10:00took a sponge filter out a minute cuzI'm just giving it a clean before andI've removed most of the adult shrimpsand eggs I've got them in the in theworkshop to show you okay in a minute sothat's the sort of tank that I'd putthem in half fill it with water get thatsalinity right like I said and you wereaway alright let's go and check theWatch at: 10:00 / 10:20other guys out so there you go so makesure you've got those set up first okaythis is only if you want to bring themon to the adult stage okay and I alwaysfind you you can bring them on without afilter but I find it's a lot better andyour water stays better because of thefood so we're gonna be adding and I'lltell you about in a minute okay but sothat you can see there now you've gotWatch at: 10:20 / 10:40the newly hatched which are the best oneof the best foods you're gonna get okayto feed to your baby fish I've got thelittle baby Cory's down below there I'lljust show you those guys now if you lookdown there you can see all those littletiny orange bellies and they are allfull of fresh sea ice brine shrimpthey're all over the place we lookWatch at: 10:40 / 11:00through that flipping magnifier therethat's some bit of kit you're gonna pickyourself up one of those if you can butthere's all this loads of them andthere's no end of them behind there andthey're all nice and full up anyway fromthere okay I'll move you over now to theother the other side now these are a fewWatch at: 11:00 / 11:20more days old okay so they've been putinto the into another little pot of mineand now you can see they're they'restarting to to grow it's starting to geta little bit more thatsheep that we're familiar with and itWatch at: 11:20 / 11:40won't be long before they're to theadult size okay now I've been bringingthem on now what I'd feed them and thisis important okay when you're bringingthese guys on when you've got them nowwe imagine now this is my tank in myworkshop and what I feed them isspirulina powder okay which is I useWatch at: 11:40 / 12:00that one from functional foods very veryfinely ground very high in protein andwhat I do is I get these little littlepots these little samples I thinkthey're urine samples I think and I justput a very very small pinch in a bit ofsalted water and I just shake it up likeWatch at: 12:00 / 12:20that okay and then what I do is is Ipour out a little tiny bit in there nowI just cloud that water in the main tankuntil it goes a little bit cloudythere's still some innate you see yousee they're being they're beingattracted to the lightand now they are gonna feed quiteWatch at: 12:20 / 12:40happily on that now with another thingthat's important as well is you need thefood okay to be kept in suspension andthat means it needs to be getting blownaround and make sure it's moving andit's coming up and that is why theselittle round jars are absolutelyfantastic because if you've got an airWatch at: 12:40 / 13:00bubble for your filter coming up theside here it rolls you can use anairline just an airline and keep itmoving if you want to do it on a smallerscale this is really the bigger tank isfor if you want to bring bringing themon regularly to feed better and otherfish as well okay so you've got theseWatch at: 13:00 / 13:20little jars these little tiny jarsanything like that you can pick them upvery cheap they use them up weddings andthings to put flowers in on tables andonly a couple of quid and but they makegreat little reactors for bringing themup because they will actually put yourairline in one side and it will justkeep everything slowly slowly justliterally a bubble a second like thatwe'll keep that moving lovely now youWatch at: 13:20 / 13:40can see the adults they're okay they'rethe ones I've been bringing on and thatis you can see the baits and babies inamongst them as well they all came outthe tank and believe it or not they'velet off some of the babies as well andWatch at: 13:40 / 14:00you can probably see some baby onesskipping around in there which I'veactually laid so we'll get into thatsection a mini but first of all I wantto get on about will stick to the foodside of things first okay boy okay guysspill spirulina powder it's fantasticokay for bringing these guys on butdon't put too much in okay keep itlittle small amounts I mean literally aWatch at: 14:00 / 14:20tiny little sprinkle in because thatwill disperse through the water andthey'll find it and they'll take itthey're not fussy eaters brine stripsokay they're quite the ratio set litresthat's why they grow so fastegg yolks another good one okay now ifyou boil an egg take a little bit of theWatch at: 14:20 / 14:40yolk I mean a little bit and then getsome salty water and let's you justbreak up a tiny tiny little piece rub itbetween your fingers in the water and Iwill break that up into tiny littleparticlesokay and then you can add that to thewater as well with the turkey based alljust pour it in and they'll greedilyaccept that okayWatch at: 14:40 / 15:00wheat flour soybean flour there'll eatand yeast as well baker's yeast you canput some baker's yeast in there put itin you know what they're little grainsand they will break down in the waterand that airline then going around willcirculate that and they'll find it inthe water column and I'll eat it andwithin two weeks guys you'll be able toWatch at: 15:00 / 15:20there'll be big enough for you to netout with a fine mesh net and feed toyour fish okay but another little secretis which I found over the years is whenyou get them not that size but whenthey're still freshly hatched like thatnow there is absolutely tens ofWatch at: 15:20 / 15:40thousands in there okay don't try andput too many into that next stage upfeed the majority or just hatch smalleramounts when you put them in your tankif you're going to be regularly bringingthem on I would use a turkey baster likethat I would probably suck up maybe thatWatch at: 15:40 / 16:00many from that pot they okay and addthem to my tank that I showed you to anhour off gallons because there isprobably hundreds and hundreds of themjust in that little section there okaywhat'll happen is put too many in therethey won't have enough swimming roomWatch at: 16:00 / 16:19they'll and you'll just have a crash andyou will lose them every single time somake sure you use small amounts you seethere's not that many in there butthey've all got room to move and they'reall happy little zipping around okaythat's one of the secrets I will tellyou don't put too many in the pot at anyone time because when you look at itWatch at: 16:19 / 16:40when they're this size okay they're allgone for that light bulb now for mytorch when they get to that size if youadds maybe if you had 200 in there seethat's gonna be a lot you only probablylooking at for 40 maybe 50 in there andthat looks quite a few swimming aroundso that'll give you an idea from and youWatch at: 16:40 / 17:00could see the baby ones in there as wellwhich are growing up now I haven't addedthose onesthere those are the ones that they'vehad in there now if you look maybe luckyone will swim pass and you'll see rightdown the bottom by their tail they'll becarrying two little little tiny sacks ofWatch at: 17:00 / 17:20eggs there goes one there my big fingerin the way mmm pawed me but if you keeplooking you might see a couple therewith eggs and what they'll do is brineshrimps can release them into the waterto hatch okay or they can hold on tothem as well and they will actuallyhatch them like our shrimps do okayWatch at: 17:20 / 17:40they'll hold them until they hatch andthey'll release them into the waterwhich is what you can see there okay andthen obviously you're adding your yourspirulina powder your egg yolk yoursoybean your flour wheat flour and smallamounts and your filters looking afterit and they're gonna keep growing forWatch at: 17:40 / 18:00you okay so there's your three sort ofstages there okay they obviously there'sstages in between of them just gettingbigger and bigger and bigger until theyget to there but these are the ones thatI've been bringing on those are the onesthat were literally all in the tank cuzI said those guys out and put them inthere and all those guys that are inWatch at: 18:00 / 18:20there of basically the babies from theones that were in there okay they'vegrown up as soon as they grow up fromthat size then they repopulate it in thesummertime you can put them outside inthe Sun they love it out there in theSun spirulina powder but obviously coverit over because you don't want rainwatergetting in there and diluting thatWatch at: 18:20 / 18:40salinity okay that's salty in the waterand that obviously goes through in yourhouse as well okay cover it over the topleave a small hole and that'll keep thatevaporation away because obviously iswater evaporates don't forget guys itleaves the salt behind and what happensthen is that water then gets too saltyfor them and it will kill them a lot ofpeople fail that way as well they'llWatch at: 18:40 / 19:00have these big open buckets notrealizing and they just keep adding addin its evaporating and before you knowit you've got a crash and you think ohno why all my shrimps gone where arethey gone they're all dead they're alldead on the bottom in a in the bucket orin the tank and it's when you check thesalinity of your water the saltiness ifWatch at: 19:00 / 19:20youyou'll find that it's crept right up andthat's what's killed him okay so you'vegot to keep it stable stable isimportant now there's one with eggsright up there you see and she'll holdon to them and release them into thewater and then they'll be tiny littleguys like you see hopping around the ACWatch at: 19:20 / 19:40so that's the way you bring them up ifyou're going to feed them to your fishsome people just like bringing them upwith their kids they're fantastic tobring up with kids and they fascinatedme as a kid watching them growing up inlittle tanks they call them sea monkeysthey can call them also so know you gettriops as well which are a little bitWatch at: 19:40 / 20:00different but they're also good fun aswell to bring up with your kids andit'll give them a little learning curveon making up the salt solutions anddifferent things and feeding them anywayI hope you got a little video and how tobring going back now down through thestages from those to thoseWatch at: 20:00 / 20:20all the way down to those and I can seethem baby Cory's looking at me nowand my sepia tetras in the guard and thediamond tetris as well looking lookingat me for some of these to eat anywayguys hope you like that little video tryWatch at: 20:20 / 20:40it yourself it's not as difficult as itseems it may take you a couple of goesany trouble give me a shoutand I'll help you out the best I canokay as always all stars love you loadstake care and I'll see you for anotheredition of mocs aquatics very shortlybye for now[Music]Watch at: 20:40 / 21:00you

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  1. Hi Mark, i followed this video to the T and afraid after a week, my bbs havent grown at all and from a few thousand, only got a few that have survived, salinity checks out as per your recommendation, separate tank with air filter etc, any idea what may have gone wrong? Does the light need to be on all the time? How much do you feed them each day or only once a day? Did you use normal tap water or RO water in your tank? Thanks for the great videos

  2. Mark, do you make waterchanges as well? (I guess so, should be as needed as for fish, shrimps etc.)

    If so, how much water do you change?

    I have tried a couple of times (without a filter & heater, my fishroom is heated and the water holds about 22-23 degrees celcius) but I have failed. I guess I have done something wrong with the waterchanges or maybe it evaporated too much in between changes.

    However, I'll try to be more consistent and also use a sponge filter and a heater 🙂

  3. Hey Mark, following your awesome instructions, my BS are now 8 days old, is it normal for them to seem less active at this stage? (still constantly moving but noticeably slower) thanks.

  4. Great video!!
    Hello – I am trying to set up a DIY brine shrimp jar aquarium for my niece. She wants a live tank kinda setup since I have a fish tank (gourami's only). She is 7, and will not be able to care for aquarium fish. I have a couple of questions, if you can answer:
    1. What kind of eggs do I need to buy? Would any type of brine shrimp eggs do?
    2. Can you let me know how long will they survive in a jar type mini DIY setup, and how often must they be fed?
    3. How much salt is needed per litre (in weight / spoon measure) for raising them?

  5. Thanks, this is extremely helpful. Only thing I´m not sure of, is which filter I can use. At 9:20 You talk about a sponge filter which you went to show, but then that wasn´t in the tank. So I´m not sure what type and power filter to use there? Thanks in advance for your help.

  6. I have a question in regards to feeding them I heard from someone that you can feed them live algae which I've been growing just for that specific reason. Is that a sufficient source of food for them?

  7. when i tried to raise them it failed,, but i had a bucket of water outside i dumped my change water in from saltwater tank,, weeks later FULL of adult brine shrimp and green water. All i did was ignore it, It was a waste bucket! I got lazy and said " i;; empty it this weekend , Now i just dump change water in it, don't worry about rain or sunshine, the bucket is green,, But FULL of adult brine shrimp with egg sacs> Lesson nature will find a way. Now i feed my seahorses baby brine shrimp,, and left overs go to the "waste bucket" outside, and a few of them actually hunt full grown shrimp. Its a win win. Lesson ,, don't TRY too hard. when raising brine shrimp to adulthood. Nature will find a way Mate.


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