Adding water to Brinsea Octo 20

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by enggass, Jan 9, 2011.

  1. enggass

    enggass Songster

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    How are all of you adding water to your Octo 20 Eco?
    Do you simply remove tray and fill then close the bator back up due to the incredibly quick temp recovery times?
    Or are you snaking water in through a tube and how?
    If through a tube, are you snaking it through the air vent I assume? How can you see the water level under the eggs if so?
    Looking for feedback and techniques please...
    Thanks,
    Steve
     

  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I don;t remove the tray, I just pour in between the eggs.
     
  3. BlacksheepCardigans

    BlacksheepCardigans Songster

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    Another vote for pour between the eggs.
     
  4. karaokechick

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    I pour in between also!
     
  5. enggass

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    What???? You must remove an egg or 2 to have a place to pour, yes?
    Is it ok if a drop or 2 gets on the eggs(minimal)?
     
  6. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:I have been pouring water in between the eggs for dozens of hatches and never had an issue. If you use the seperators that come with it, it leaves plenty of room between rows to pour it in.
     
  7. enggass

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    Really. Just those metal bars. I will have to go look at it. Not in front of it now.
    Seems as though the bars, which are narrow, would not leave nearly enough space with 2 rows of eggs side by side.
    Do you try to get it directly into the trough? or just to the bottom under the tray for it to drain to the trough?
    Sorry if these are silly questions...
     
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  8. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:Not silly!!! When you take the top off, you can see the troughs, so that is what I aim for. Because I am clutz, I put paper towels under it because I always spill water.
     
  9. enggass

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    I guess why I am confused is that if the bator is full, how can you see the troughs?
     
  10. enggass

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    Quote:[​IMG] So then some water must get on the eggs, right? and that's not a problem?
     

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