I think people put too much effort into growing out brine shrimp. If you go back and read everyone 's thread that has grown them, they are just sticking them in a container, adding air and food. Don't put a heater in with them, don't worry about water quality, top-off once in a while, and call it good. The brine shrimp that live in the Great Salt Lake are not living in optimal conditions. The salinity there is so high, that you have to dilute it to test it.
The only reason I figured out how to raise them is because I have always hated throwing away the few extra live babies that are left in hatching container that have some shells mixed in with them. So I used to just dump those 50-100 nauplii into a small plastic container, add SW
to the top of the container and put a drop or two of nanno
paste in with them and stir it. (no air, btw
) I'd forget about them and notice a few weeks later that I had pregnant adults. I've been doing that for years now. If you do put an airline in with them, I would recommend only about 2 bubbles per second, they don't need to be tossed around. If they need air, you will see them swimming at the surface of the water to get it.
Here's an article about the brine shrimp in the Great Salt Lake and keeping a continuous culture of brine shrimp going: