pods

  1. Karen00

    How do I do water changes on pod culture tank without sucking out all the pods?

    Hello fellow saltines, This might be a stupid question (or at least a newbie question) but how do people do water changes on their pod culture tanks? I know a lot of people keep pods in their sumps/fuges so maybe this problem isn't applicable but for people maintaining separate culture tanks...
  2. WheatToast

    Does Anyone Sell Marine Ostracods?

    Recently, I have become interested in obtaining marine Ostracods to add to my build’s biodiversity (tropical planted marine). Is there a store/hobbyist I can source these from or is my endeavor a lost cause?
  3. dee_es

    Where to buy live copepods in australia

    Hi there Does anyone out there know where to currently buy live copepods in Australia? My partner wants to start a colony for our seahorses but we aren't getting any response from the only dealer we know of - https://www.aquaticlivefood.com.au/ Thanks heaps, Dee
  4. P

    Will mandarin dragonet outcompete my pipefish?

    I have 4 dragonface pipefish that have been doing great in my 75g for months. I feed frozen brine/mysis/cyclopods and they eat a bit of frozen but mostly forage for pods. I want a pair of mandarin dragonets but I wonder if they will outcompete my pipefish. My pod population is booming and I keep...
  5. ChefReeferThomas

    What are these little guys?

    I have a swarm of free swimming little white bugs in my tank and it’s tripping me out. They look like little white shrimp but hang upside down like mosquito larvae. Are they some type of pod? Or do I have a problem?
  6. Detroit_aqua

    Worm and Pod ID

    found these guys last night. Looking for ID on anything included. More just curious what types of pods, but want to confirm that the worm is what I believe to be a dorvilledae. Do these sting like bristleworms?
  7. Lylelovett

    Sump/refugium with no lights - what can I grow?

    Hi all, I recently transitioned to an algae scrubber instead of chaeto in my sump (and love it). This means I no longer have grow lights in my sump. In my mind I'd still like to make use of the sump for growing good things: pods, good bacteria, etc. Can I still grow these things without...
  8. FortLivingRoom

    *BEWARE* PAR Meter Rental from Podyourreef.com

    Don’t use podyourreef use BRS’s PAR rental program. It’s been a month since I returned the meter and still have yet to receive my deposit back. I had a five day rental I received on May 5th to be returned on May 9th which was a Sunday. I placed the package into a FedEx Dropbox on Sunday that...
  9. ajtomase

    Trusted Pod Dealer

    Hi Everyone, I'm curious to where everyone is getting their copepods/phyto from. There's so many dealers out there, and I've heard horror stories of people getting pods shipped to the DOA.
  10. A

    External Refugium setup and thoughts

    Im deciding on whether or not I want to set up a refugium. Really the decision is on how I want to set it up. I love the mandarian Goby (who doesn't) and feel like the best way to keep one is with a fuge. I had one for 2 years previously, but had to move and tear down the tank and sold him. I...
  11. M

    Would the Tanaka's Pygmy Wrasse / White Banded Possum Wrasse compete with a mandarin for pods?

    I'm sorta going mad trying to find fish I like that aren't gonna compete for pods with a mandarin. I realise any wrasse except for the fairy wrasses and their relatives will generally feed on pods, but would the Tanaka's Pygmy Wrasse / White Banded Possum Wrasse specifically compete with a...
  12. 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...
  13. gareefer1029

    What are these tiny, white crawling bugs?

    There are thousands of these little white "bugs" crawling all over my live rock. Are these some form of copepods? Are these good or bad? (See attached video)
  14. M

    Will a Swales Swissguard Basslet compete for pods?

    I watched a YouTube video on the Swissguard basslet, and it said that a Swissguard basslet would compete for pods with a mandarin. Is it true? Or can I safely introduce one in my 50G together with a mandarin? I intend to keep a Mandarin in my 50G eventually, and I don't want to keep any fish...
  15. Thespammailaccount

    Texas Pods 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. Khoi_La

    Help! Pods or flatworm ID

    Just like the tittle said i saw a bunch of these lil caterpillar pocket like thing across my liferock and its on my hob skimmer too, im not too sure if its flatworm or pods reproducing in tank (because ive seen a pod like creature crawling out of those caterpillar pocket). I can only take a...
  20. Thespammailaccount

    Texas Pod and Phyto pack

    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. Also ships with an additional insulated thermal mailer and cold pack. Theses...
  21. 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?
  22. mell0w

    Infestation of copepods / lots of particles in water? Worms? Video and Pictures included!

    I have a new saltwater tank that is approximately 11/2 months old. It is 55 gallons, but I have 60 lbs of sand and 75 lbs of live and dry rock. I started with a bunch of live rock from a LFS with coralline algae and hitchikers on it. I did a fishless cycle. Dosed Fritz Pro Ammonium Chloride and...
  23. The_Barrs_Reef

    Too many pods?

    So here's what I'm wondering i had a self sustained pod population in my tank, but recently got velvet in my tank and it killed all of my fish, so now I'm going through the 90 day follow fish free and im noticing tons of pods EVERYWHERE lol and there getting big. So question is can you have too...
  24. H

    Would placing a biopellet and calcium reactor after my refugium damage my pod populations?

    Like would they get trapped or injured in the reactors?
  25. H

    2 Mandarins in 125 gallon?

    So I want to keep a pair of mandarins in my planned 125 gallon w/ 55 gallon sump, but I’m afraid that they would devastate the pod populations. Could a tank this size support 2 mandarins? 5 inch sand bed, 180 pounds of live rock, and ~30 gallon refugium.
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