Live shrimp breeding IBC with DIY trickle filter

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Live shrimp breeding IBC with DIY trickle filter

#1 Post by AshG » Mon Jun 29, 2015 6:37 pm

Had the day off due to rain so knocked up the trickle filter for my live shrimp breeding Ibc. They will be used as feeders for my toga and bass and for bass fishing. Had most of the gear in the garage and bought the rest of what I needed. A few containers with holes drilled, Perspex drip tray powered by a 4500lph pump. I utilized an Ibc from the four I use for collecting rainwater. Added some seeded media so just have to let things run in for a while and then I'll start adding some shrimp.
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#2 Post by Joely » Mon Jun 29, 2015 9:52 pm

That's awesome. Do you know what those tanks were originally designed for? I saw some for sale recently on a Facebook group for this sort of thing. Are they the standard "glass shrimp"? I kept some for a while. Interesting creatures!

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#3 Post by AshG » Mon Jun 29, 2015 10:43 pm

Joely wrote:That's awesome. Do you know what those tanks were originally designed for? I saw some for sale recently on a Facebook group for this sort of thing. Are they the standard "glass shrimp"? I kept some for a while. Interesting creatures!

IBC = Immedite Bulk Container, so they can have anything from acids to gearbox oils or food goods. Good idea to ask exactly what has been transported in them to be safe. These were food grade, and have been used for rainwater collection over the past 8 years so have been thoroughly rinsed through lol.

The shrimp, is what I call them, but depending who you speak to they're either called shrimp, glass shrimp, fresh water prawn or long armed shrimp. They are "macrobrachium australiense" species and found in plentiful numbers in freshwater creeks. Easy to catch and make great bass live bait and feeders for my fish at home, and there's no limit to how many one can take.

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#4 Post by MattoTarpon » Mon Jun 29, 2015 11:34 pm

thats mad mate. :cool:

so lets see the pics of the fish. :wink: i have a pair of bass Billy and Bobby bass they are on a pellet and live cricket diet at present and get bigger everyday but have slowed down since the cold i recon.
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#5 Post by dinodadog » Tue Jun 30, 2015 4:55 am

I keep some shrimp in the tank at home and sometimes some are in berry but have never had any reproduce.

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#6 Post by AshG » Tue Jun 30, 2015 11:48 am

MattoTarpon wrote:thats mad mate. :cool:

so lets see the pics of the fish. :wink: i have a pair of bass Billy and Bobby bass they are on a pellet and live cricket diet at present and get bigger everyday but have slowed down since the cold i recon.
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#7 Post by MattoTarpon » Tue Jun 30, 2015 1:10 pm

looks real nice mate how big are your bass and man that toga is a cute lil bugger.
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#8 Post by AshG » Tue Jun 30, 2015 1:29 pm

The bass are 32 and 36cm, the toga is around 25cm but still abit skittish as he's a recent addition, will try to tame him up abit by hand feeding shrimp. Tank looks much better now I added some native water plants, I'll get a pic later on tonight :)

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#9 Post by AshG » Tue Jun 30, 2015 7:11 pm

Here's a more recent pic with some native plants added, bass are a lil shy. Togas pretty much got the 8ftr to himself
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#10 Post by MattoTarpon » Tue Jun 30, 2015 11:18 pm

mate you have inspired myself and wife to get a much bigger tank for my bass. Penny the wife is all like ooo ahhhh...yep matt lets get a bigger tank and a toga for the bass to be mates with. :cool:

looks great but on a personal level i like my tanks bright with dark snags.
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#11 Post by milux4b4 » Mon Jul 20, 2015 8:27 am

Awesome job and good luck with the breeding. Should save time and money either catching them or buying them. I have a bass about 30 cms and he eats anything that goes in the tank. How long have the two bass been living with each other?

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#12 Post by AshG » Mon Jul 20, 2015 2:09 pm

My two have been in together around 3 months, they have there own hides hole each so don't really bother each other, the smaller one like to come out and chase the toga away when he gets to close but nothing serious.

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#13 Post by AshG » Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:55 pm

sooooo, the toga turned into an a$$hole as soon as he got 1mm bigger than the bass and was constantly pestering them to the point I had to get rid of them for there own good. Fast forward a year or so and the toga was pushing near 60cm long, developed suicidal tendencies and busted through 4mm glass lids to his death.... tank is now home to a 45cm mangrove jack with the attitude of a pit bull with ADHD... he is great, anything that goes in his tank gets smashed and if not eaten, gets beaten to death against the entrance to his snag lol

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#14 Post by rocketV » Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:10 pm

AshG wrote:sooooo, the toga turned into an a$$hole as soon as he got 1mm bigger than the bass and was constantly pestering them to the point I had to get rid of them for there own good. Fast forward a year or so and the toga was pushing near 60cm long, developed suicidal tendencies and busted through 4mm glass lids to his death.... tank is now home to a 45cm mangrove jack with the attitude of a pit bull with ADHD... he is great, anything that goes in his tank gets smashed and if not eaten, gets beaten to death against the entrance to his snag lol

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