100000 Pods

Discussion in 'Fish Food' started by Katie Grant, Dec 15, 2009.

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  1. seafarm

    seafarm Plankton

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    Tigger-Pods are definately NOT a cold water species. We have 30 high yielding tanks full of them that grow between 70-85 F. Here is a link that will provide more information about them:

    https://reefnutritionfaq.pbworks.com/Tigger-Pods FAQ

    When copepods disappear out of a system its usually for one of two reasons: 1) a predator consumes them faster than they can reproduce, or 2) they starve. The limiting factor on copepod biomass is usually the amount of available food. Reef systems naturally produce a small amount of microalgae and the copepods feed on that. If you add a higher bio-load (a bottle of copepods, especially large copepods like Tiggers) but don't supplement daily with microalgae, they can quickly starve.

    If there are no predators (refugiums and sumps are are great place) and the copepods are fed daily with microalgae, your system should be able to produce a ton of them.
     
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  3. johnmaloney

    johnmaloney 3reef Sponsor

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    oh cool you are from reed mariculture? what species of algae is in your fuzzy phytes, people ask me at times.
     
  4. seafarm

    seafarm Plankton

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    It's a species of Acrochaetium
     
  5. Newreef15

    Newreef15 Horrid Stonefish

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    my tank is only 6 weeks old cuz i had to restart it and i got local rock from the florida coast and i also have thousands of pobs on the back wall. And i dont even have a sump lol
     
  6. Katie Grant

    Katie Grant Aiptasia Anemone

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    Im just posting some pics of some of them that are in my tank, its crazy on how many there are.

    heres a close up
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  7. WhiskyTango

    WhiskyTango Eyelash Blennie

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    Well if what you say is true, a Red Mandarin would work out real nice in there...:)

    What's ur fish stock again?
     
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  9. Katie Grant

    Katie Grant Aiptasia Anemone

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    I have 1 Osc. Clown, 1 algae blenny, and 1 yt damsel (which im trying to get rid of :angry:)
     
  10. WhiskyTango

    WhiskyTango Eyelash Blennie

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    Ok Good, I hyperlinked my previous post, check it out.
     
  11. Katie Grant

    Katie Grant Aiptasia Anemone

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    oh yea ;) Ive always knowned them to be a physcadelic mandrin. I really want one too :D
     
  12. bje

    bje Long-fin Bannerfish

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    time for a mandarin to clean up those pods :)