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    I looking to buy a 3" or 4" fish net with a 24" handle (I don't want to submerge my hand in the water). Anybody have any ideas? I've seen the telescoping handles and don't know if I would trust them. Anyone have experience with them? I have a 5" net, but sometimes that seems too big.

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    Can I ask what you are using it for? To catch fish or other? I have the best luck catching fish with large black nets. I keep the net pretty still and guide the fish into the net with my hand though. Or I would use another smaller net to coax the fish into the black net. Also works better before the light is on.
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    I wouldn't hesitate to use this one...just let the handle dry thoroughly after each use

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    Quote Originally Posted by angelcraze2 View Post
    Can I ask what you are using it for? To catch fish or other? I have the best luck catching fish with large black nets. I keep the net pretty still and guide the fish into the net with my hand though. Or I would use another smaller net to coax the fish into the black net. Also works better before the light is on.
    When I acclimate my new fish in a bucket (I use the drip method) and need to transfer them to the tank, I feel a smaller net would help. All the fish I have will stay under 2.5". Currently, I only have the one 5"net. If I buy a new net, might as well make it long enough to reach the bottom of the tank. I saw the extendable handles and worried they would collapse too easily.

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    I see. I have small nets for transferring fish from buckets to tank, but I find it very difficult to net fish in a bucket because of the circular fashion of the bucket and squared net. I have started gently pouring the water thru a large net (excess water goes into another bucket) and I transfer net with fish inside to the tank. Discard the water from bucket. Actually I now put the fish in a bucket of my own water (match LFS water TDS) and methylene blue for 1 hour when I first bring them home. This is to get any bacteria from the LFS off their skin. Then I transfer them to the QT tank. I don't want that crap from the LFS in my tank if I can prevent it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by angelcraze2 View Post
    I see. I have small nets for transferring fish from buckets to tank, but I find it very difficult to net fish in a bucket because of the circular fashion of the bucket and squared net. I have started gently pouring the water thru a large net (excess water goes into another bucket) and I transfer net with fish inside to the tank. Discard the water from bucket. Actually I now put the fish in a bucket of my own water (match LFS water TDS) and methylene blue for 1 hour when I first bring them home. This is to get any bacteria from the LFS off their skin. Then I transfer them to the QT tank. I don't want that crap from the LFS in my tank if I can prevent it.
    Great idea, especially since I have 2 buckets for the aquarium already. Thanks
    How do you read the TDS? Meter? Solution test?

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    Yes, I bought a TDS meter. I've seen some like mine on amazon for 15$
    https://www.amazon.com/HM-Digital-TD...87L&ref=plSrch
    But I paid $40!!!!
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