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Offline Amstar

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Pods - ever bought them -
« on: October 28, 2023, 18:50:18 »
How did you get your tank seeded with pods?  Are they good during the cycling process?  Do you grow your own? - use them for part of your cuc crew ke food for fish?  - just curious on what people do and people thoughts

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Re: Pods - ever bought them -
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2023, 18:19:49 »
I?ve bought pods from various people. If I remember correctly Jeff (coralbeauties) had some at the frag swap. I also buy from Jason Holback out of Columbus, he is super affordable and bottles are loaded! Also reef nutrition tigger pods. I added a ton of pods for months to my tank before adding my green mandarin. So far so good!


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« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2023, 18:43:12 »
I also keep a couple of mason jars with tigger pods in each one. I usually do a water change on them every 6weeks or so. I?ll put a few pods in my main display when I do that water change.


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Re: Pods - ever bought them -
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2023, 08:02:04 »
I recently ordered amphipods and copepods from Dinkins Aquatics and was happy with the product. Was able to start my own culture with the mixed pod batch.

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Re: Pods - ever bought them -
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2023, 18:23:08 »
So when you start your batch you feed them some phytoplankton- keep some water movement.  So do you sieve them then return the smaller ones back
to continue culturing/Growing them and the bigger ones to your tank?

They just need an air-stone and some food so often correct?





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Re: Pods - ever bought them -
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2023, 19:14:22 »
You don?t want an air stone, you want full bubbles from a hard line airline. 3 bubbles per second is what I have read. Pretty easy to keep, just put them in the window. Keep the water a light green color and change water every so often. That?s my method anyways.


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Re: Pods - ever bought them -
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2023, 19:20:38 »
Yes good catch on the air stone - do you just buy phytoplankton to keep
Them feed or do you grow your own?

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Re: Pods - ever bought them -
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2023, 22:26:54 »
I use reef nutrition phyto. I wish I could find some quality phyto locally though.


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