1. Jendee3773

    Hello Scooter blenny and mandarin dragonet and feeding?

    Hi! I have been reading lots of threads here over the past year but this is my first question that I haven’t really come across being already discussed yet. I have a 220 gallon system that has been up and running a little over a year. I just added a scooter blenny (named Scooter, yes, I’m one of...
  2. Soren

    Copepod ID Request

    After searching for copepods that resemble the ones in my tank, I am not coming up with any results or similar matches. Does anyone recognize the order/family/genus/species of copepods in the following pictures (encircled in orange)? I am pretty sure they are some type of copepod, but not sure...
  3. J

    Harvesting Copepods from an Algae Scrubber

    Howdy, I have an algae scrubber. Every week or two I take out the screen and cut off 90% of the algae. This yields at least a quart size baggie of algae loaded with copepods. I toss the algae in the trash but I hate losing all the pods that I could be putting in my tank. Anyone have a...
  4. michaelabellz

    Are a lot of copepods good?

    In the past 2 days I’ve noticed a bunch of little white dots all over the glass. When i first noticed I scrubbed them all off thinking that it was just dirt from the aquarium. But today when I took a closer look they were all moving. They seem to be doubling by the day. I’ll add a picture I took...
  5. S

    Refugium function

    I've read about the importance of having a refugium, especially for reef/saltwater tanks. My understanding is that a refugium serves primarily as a home for organisms that act as biofilters, such as macroalgae and microorganisms. I have also read that they can be used as a home for Copepods...
  6. J

    Good refugium light for biocube 32?

    Hello! l am looking to set up a refugium in the back chamber of my biocube 32, I already have the intank media and fuge basket (got them both on a sale) and am wondering what sort of light would be good for this sort of setup. Not trying to grow anything crazy, just chaeto and try and get a...
  7. G

    Refugium in return chamber?

    Hey, I recently bought a fiji cube aio 22.4 gal and was wondering if I could run a refugium in my return pump chamber? I’d like to run filter media in the first chamber. I would also like to run bio media, a skimmer and a heater in the middle chamber so that doesn’t leave me with much room left...
  8. Caleb M

    Zoanthid eating copepods?

    Hello everybody, quick question I have a pretty large population of copepods in my 25 gallon Innovative Marine lagoon tank. But here is the kicker, I have a GSP that is swarmed with copepods, Its slowly opening up but i think it might be agitated by the pods. But heres the actual kicker in...
  9. Thespammailaccount

    Texas Pod Phyto and Macro Pack

    12oz very dense apocyclops pods, 12oz phytoplankton to feed your pods, and a handful of gracilaria macroalgae for 25.00. Shipped USPS 1-3 day flat rate shipping for 8.40 with tracking included. Can ship up to two packs for the quoted 8.40 shipping. All orders ship with an additional insulated...
  10. Thespammailaccount

    Texas Pods and Phyto for sale

    12oz very dense apocyclops pods and 12oz phytoplankton to feed your pods for $17.00. Shipped USPS 1-3 day flat rate shipping for 8.40 with tracking included. Can ship up to two packs for the quoted 8.40 shipping. All orders ship with an additional insulated thermal mailer. Cold pack included if...
  11. Thespammailaccount

    Texas Three types of pods and phyto for sale

    12oz tisbe, 12oz apocyclops, 12oz tigriopus, and 12oz phytoplankton to feed your pods for $50.00 + $8.40 shipping via USPS 1-3 day flat rate with tracking included. Additional thermal insulated mailer included with all orders and a cold pack if shipping to a warm area location. That is only...
  12. taylorn13

    Brine Shrimp Hatchery for Dragonet

    Hey guys, I’m mooking into getting a ruby red dragonet from my lfs. I have a refugium all set up and running with tons of pods. I would eventually like to get him onto mysis, but was also wondering if brine would work? I’ve read that they can eat them, but how does the nutrition of the two foods...
  13. Kenamen

    What’s growing in my tank??

    Should I be concerned about this growth? Is there something I should introduce to curb the algae looking growth? I’m going to be implementing a refugium in the sump in a few weeks time
  14. K

    Starting copepod colony

    Hi, I’m having a bot of trouble trying to start a copepod colony inside my reef tank/sump. After about 1/2 days of adding my pods they die off and im struggling as to why they are dying off. my specs and params: 70 gal tank (10gal sump With refugium and cheato) Ammonia: 0ppm Nitrite: 0ppm...
  15. AdriaanReefer

    EMERGENCY Smaall bugs in my tank

    Hi, I'm new to the saltwater hobby and everything I see that I did not add to the tank freaks me out. I have these small white bugs on my glass I read about them and it sounds to me like some sort of copepod. I fed my tank cyclops at the start when I added my first fish as the banggai cardinal...
  16. Squeven

    Breeding Copepods in a 5 Gallon Tank

    I have an old 5.5 gallon tank with a heater, HOB filter and lights. I am interested in breeding Copepods to supplement the ones in my BioCube. I have a couple of questions. 1) Is this feasible for breeding Copepods? 2) Is there different equipment I need? 3) Do I set it up with live rock and...
  17. j.register3

    Live Rock/Copepod question!

    Hey everyone! I’m new to the saltwater hobby & am very pleased! I went to my LFS yesterday & bought some Tonga reef ready rock & some Fiji live rock to add to my nano reef. When I woke up this morning, boy was I pleased... COPEPODS EVERYWHERE!! (Tank has no fish yet) My question is, what do I...
  18. miko chang

    Fuge in a 20 Gallon?

    Hey everyone, l’m wondering if anyone has ideas or any experience with building a Fuge for a 20 gal Waterbox. The back section of the waterbox has three sections, one for a filter sock, a middle which is currently empty, and a pump in the third slot. Would it be possible to make a Fuge to...
  19. Tristan

    Mysis Shrimp Bloom?

    I’ve only seen this twice in the past 2 months. At night maybe an hour after the lights go off, hundreds of baby mysis shrimp are floating in the water column. Is this some sort of hatching event or something?
  20. E_Galicia

    What are these?

    I have a Fluval Evo 13.5 that's been running for the past year, today I noticed these little guys all over my glass. I'm not sure what to make of them, I'm assuming they are some sort of a pest. I initially thought copepods, but I haven't introduced any to my tank - maybe they came in as...
  21. Davar93

    Copepods or pests?

    Hey everyone I noticed these small little blobs moving around on my screen few days ago. I didn’t dope any copepods but just some more one and only from dr time and another fluval beneficial bacteria. Should I be taking any action? Hope these aren’t flukes? Thanks!
  22. Bgough526

    Green Mandarin Dragonet

    So I bought a GMD from my lfs 2 days ago. I have a well established 15g reef tank, I’ve been doing thorough research for about 2 years on how to keep them and actually owning one is stressing me out lol. Even though I populated my tank with a bottle of tiger copepods 2 days ago, I cannot tell if...
  23. Mathieu.lafleur1992

    Is there such a thing as too many copepods?

    Don't get me wrong, I know the benifits of having lots of pods in your tank but for the past couple of weeks I have been seeing 1000s of pods in my tank. I am not talking about the small pods that appear frequently in new tanks and can be seen usually on the glass at night, I am talking big...
  24. Erick Armanii

    Copepods now or later?

    Good morning r2r! What’s everyone’s opinions on adding copepods? Before or after fish are added? Should I have the refugium up and running or the dry rock will provide enough hiding spaces? I’m about 6 weeks into my initial cycle of a new 125g long and triton 44 sump. My test kits are still...
  25. BeaverLakeAndy

    Phytoplankton & Copepod Questions

    A couple weeks ago I introduced four jars of AlgaeBarn 5280 Pods to my 125 gallon, and have been dosing 25ml of OceanMagik phytoplankton daily since. I honeslty don't even know if there are any copepods in the tank at this point. I keep looking and looking, and I just can't find a single one. I...