incubating eggs in 10 gallon fish tank

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by JonathanL23, Apr 1, 2015.

  1. JonathanL23

    JonathanL23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has anyone ever done this i emptyed my tank as i no longer have fish and placed a thermometer in the tank it only got to 25C but i realized 1 light was burned out so i i buy more like these http://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/marina-long-lasting-aquarium-bulb/6000042404380 do you think it would get to 35C. i wanna try and hatch turkey eggs. i dont have a hydrometer but if i mist the eggs every 8 hours when i turn them they should be ok right?
     
  2. lightchick

    lightchick Overrun With Chickens

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    You definitely could try! I tried hatching eggs with a heat lamp in a box and it didn't work, but I've heard of other people hatching eggs like that.
     
  3. JonathanL23

    JonathanL23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    is the humidity that big of a deal. when hatching eggs
     
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    JonathanL23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. WalnutHill

    WalnutHill Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Humidity is a pretty big deal for success in hatching. You don't want to mist the eggs to make that happen, though.

    It will take some fiddling with heat sources and fans to get any sort of even temperatures in an incubator, as the glass loses heat very easily so the sides and bottom will cool quickly. You can cover most of the glass with bubble wrap to keep heat in, including the bottom.

    Since most aquarium hoods will only let you use small wattage bulbs, to get the temperature you want you may need to "shrink" the aquarium. You can do that by placing cardboard dividers in the tank, a few inches away from the bulbs to avoid fire, to give a smaller heating volume.

    Use a small pan of water to provide humidity during incubation.

    Ideal temp for this setup would be 38.6C. 40C is NOT 99F.
     
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  6. JonathanL23

    JonathanL23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i cant put a dish of water in the tank i guess . ill look at walmart for a hydrometer can be to much
     
  7. Bradfordj

    Bradfordj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wallmart or definitely any pet stores that handle any reptile supplies. cheap hydrometers may not be 100% accurate but its a real good start!
     
  8. MayDayMel

    MayDayMel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How did it work out for you?
     

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