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Hi Guys,

This may be something you guys already do or know of. I didn't and it has solved a big problem for me.

I have had batches of fry since November. The biggest pain for me is siphoning the food out of the tank 3-4 times/day. The food spreads across the entire tank floor, gets stuck and gunky quickly. I then spend about 30-45 minutes each time I clean it. It was just taking up too much of my time.

The other day I was thinking about my problem. I figured there has to be something I can do to prevent the mess. :hummm:idea:

I bought a small, shallow ceramic ash tray. It is heavy enough not to float at all. When I feed, I put the ashtray on the floor of the tank, squirt the food right into it at the bottom. The fish eat. When it's time for the food to come out, I siphon out any chunks with an airline tube and then remove the ashtray to wash it.

Not 1 speck of food was on the tank floor, they had all eaten well and the clean up took less than 5 minutes and required removing very little water:) Great for when you start the Prazi!

Just wanted to share in case anyone is suffering as I had been :)

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