Baster for feeding?

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by kinetic, Jan 4, 2018.

  1. kinetic

    kinetic Webmaster

    I tried three different turkey basters, and even a Kent Marine squirt feeder, and all of these have small openings that regular mysis doesn't fit into. The Kent one is the absolute smallest, what the heck would you even feed with that?

    Please send recommendations! I need to suck up a bunch of mysis at once and squirt it into an anemone.
     
  2. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Webmaster

    Find a mini cube ice maker tray ( diaso) and freeze those shrimp into cubes and just drop the ice cube into your anemone


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  3. kinetic

    kinetic Webmaster

    without defrosting it? will that be OK?
     
  4. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Webmaster

    Mine takes it like a boss but ice will melt fast right away in the warm saltwater anyway.


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  5. kinetic

    kinetic Webmaster

  6. Yep. You have to clip about 3/4 up the nozzle and till it's wide enough. But I can get them to suck up a full pippette of Mysis or pellets.
     
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  7. kinetic

    kinetic Webmaster

  8. No, but it looks perfect for the job.
     
  9. Chromis

    Chromis Supporting Member

    Yes this is exactly what I use, but found mine at Neptune’s. I use it to spot feed corals with reefroids, cyclopods and PE calanus, but haven’t tried it with larger foods.

    I also use the same pipettes Bruce mentioned, but for dosing trace elements and measuring salinity.
     
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  10. kinetic

    kinetic Webmaster

    Good to know! I'll order it.
     
  11. JVU

    JVU Supporting Member

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  12. Gablami

    Gablami Supporting Member

    Yes I also snip of the top to basters. But my feeding now is a ketchup squeeze bottle with ~ 5 days worth of lrs reef frenzy in it. A couple squirts in the morning is the feeding. Way easier than when I had to thaw pieces every time I wanted to feed.


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  13. ashburn2k

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    Damn that’s a good tip. I’m gonna do that as well, hope the smell won’t make my wife kill me


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  14. Gablami

    Gablami Supporting Member

    It doesn’t smell in the fridge, but the container itself will get a bit funky as the days go by. Gotta snip the tip a good amount too to prevent clogging.


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  15. RandyC

    RandyC Supporting Member

    I stole the idea from @Gablami too. Go to Daiso, they have squeeze bottles that don't require snipping.

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  16. LRS is okay in the fridge for a week?
     
  17. I decided to straight to the source on this. They say no -- it should stay frozen.
     
  18. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    I use the IM defroster. Break off a piece and toss it in there. It defrosts pretty quick and the tank flow dispenses the food.


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  19. scuzy

    scuzy Supporting Member

    I was using the squeeze bottles for a bit but it got really stinky so ended up defrosting daily. Tried to be lazy. :)


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