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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by StrayMagnet, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. StrayMagnet

    StrayMagnet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Old fishtank as a incubator? I mean if you can keep it warm in thre for Reptiles. why not for eggies. like the bottom with a soft towl or soil to Simulate a nest. run your light and such in it

    I have a old fishtank and it be neat to use that, then i'd not have to worrie about peeking as i'd have a 100% view at all times. and thank god i have a HUGE garden tub. that I can use for a brooder after they are a ilttle bigger LOL. just currious.. as I'm planning on somday attempting to hatch eggs.. thought it be fun. esp with all the breeds out there.
    I'd love love love to hatch a couple silkies.
     
  2. tec27

    tec27 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i used a cardboard box so you'll be fine. You'll need a lid on the fish tank to keep the heat in. You dont even need anything to simulate a nest. Just make sure you have adequate air flow so keep part of the top open just a little. Other than that it should be fine.
     
  3. djennings

    djennings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just hatched these two blue silkies yesterday[​IMG]
     
  4. Fleezie

    Fleezie Out Of The Brooder

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    You can use a tank, but you will use alot more money in electricity. Reptile are incubated in the 80's so there requirments are different.
     

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