Brinsea Incubation Disinfectant

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  1. GasMenagerie

    GasMenagerie Out Of The Brooder

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    Sorry if this has been addressed prior, I couldn't find the answer.

    This is my first hatch and I'm like a cat on a hot tin roof.

    My Brinsea incubator instructs me to add their disinfectant to the water in the reservoir of my incubator.

    Problem: No one carries this around me and my eggs will get here before I can order some on-line.

    Question: Is this really necessary and if so is there an alternitive?

    Thanks for the help! [​IMG]
     
  2. suebgbr

    suebgbr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have had 2 brinsea eco 20's for 2 years and still haven't used the disinfectant.
    i put tap water in and wash it all in fairy liquid and antibacterial floor wipes before i reset it.
    i get 80- 90% hatch rate every time
     
  3. GasMenagerie

    GasMenagerie Out Of The Brooder

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    Awesome! This is the same incubator I have. That puts my mind at ease. (at least about this!)
     
  4. suebgbr

    suebgbr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we have soft water here but i suppose if you have hard water you could try cool boiled water or filtered water
     

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