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I'm looking at different mesh size:

 

I choose #30 US mesh size. with 0.560mm opening.

 

My plan is to build a box that I can put guppy or endler in.

Hope seed shrimp can go through but not shrimplet.

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I had no idea how tiny shrimplets are before today! I just measured the length of a couple in my tank, and I have some that are 1-2mm in length... which means that their diameter is quite a bit smaller than 1/2mm. Maybe someone more experienced than I am will weigh in, but my guess is that that mesh is too big. What size does Han use for his filter guards?

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I had no idea how tiny shrimplets are before today! I just measured the length of a couple in my tank, and I have some that are 1-2mm in length... which means that their diameter is quite a bit smaller than 1/2mm. Maybe someone more experienced than I am will weigh in, but my guess is that that mesh is too big. What size does Han use for his filter guards?

 

Ancient Chinese Secret.  :D .   I've measured them immediately after hatching and had the <1.0mm - guessing about .8mm.  The specific mesh size Han uses is something he's been invited to share in the past but he's chosen not to.  Makes sense - If he told then people would not need to spend money on his screens.  

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Ancient Chinese Secret.  :D .   I've measured them immediately after hatching and had the <1.0mm - guessing about .8mm.  The specific mesh size Han uses is something he's been invited to share in the past but he's chosen not to.  Makes sense - If he told then people would not need to spend money on his screens.  

 

It's not secret, I find the correct mesh size is between 0.700mm to 0.500mm.

 

Just I haven't tried yet, so I ask.

 

I have ordered #30 mesh from eBay, will try it out.

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Oh, and Han has the SS sheeting on his site if interested: http://www.hanaquatics.com/stainless-steel-mesh/

 

Seems the opening is too big.

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