pods

  1. 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...
  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. 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)
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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?
  12. 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...
  13. IAS

    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...
  14. 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?
  15. 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.
  16. H

    Mandarin Dragonet with Clownfish and Fairy Wrasses?

    I heard that they might compete for pods is this true
  17. TeresaM1376

    Trying to identify what these may be...

    I’ve been told by some they’re pods & some say they’re hydroids. Can anyone help confirm what they are & if they’re good or bad. Should I be worried & do I need to get rid of them? If so, how? Sorry the photo isn’t the best, but it was the best I could do. They’re all over my tank glass.
  18. 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...
  19. Shackleton

    Six line and pods?

    Hi, I’m thinking about getting a six line wrasse for my reef tank, but I’m also attempting to raise pods in my refugium and (by default) main tank. Would having a wrasse work against this? Or doesn’t it matter as long as the pods have a refugium? thanks!
  20. Perpetual Novice

    Will I run out of copepods? Should I add another wrasse?

    I have a 100 gallon reef tank with lots of live rock and 2 leopard wrasses. The wrasses have been fat and happy for about 6 months now. They hunt all day but I think they get most of their food gorging themselves on frozen food. I want to add another wrasse to the tank. I am thinking of adding...
  21. mario4933

    Algaebarn is awesome!

    Hello everyone! I wanted to express how happy I am with @AlgaeBarn and their costumer service. I ordered pods and phyto for the first time ever, not just from them but ever in general. The package was held by USPS at their sorting facility for almost 3 full days before being shipped out to me...
  22. BitFix

    Will high nitrates kill microfauna?

    I finished cycling my tank a few days ago and my nitrates are very high (about 100ppm). I already planned on getting some chaeto for my refugium, so I was thinking about buying already and let it absorb the nitrates, but I'm afraid that in those conditions the pods that may come with the chaeto...
  23. Peach02

    How many copepods for 2 mandarin fish?

    Essentially I've finally found a source of live copepods in Australia and I was wondering how many I should order to start a population large enough (in refigiym) to feed 2 mandarin fish in the DT (up till now have been using frozen copepods and other foods with mixed success) I can order...
  24. KadeSirin

    Pod Overload

    I've had my tank running for almost two months now. Its a 65 gallon tank with a HOB refugium filled with sea lettuce and cheato. Light runs with tank lights for now. The refugium and tank was seeded after the cycle with 1 full container each of Algaebarn's 5280 pods and Reef Nutrition Tigger...
  25. GrumpyAlison

    Self Sustaining Pod Culture - I think I accidentally made one?

    A while ago (Oct/Nov of last year; 7-8 months ago) I set up a little pod/phyto culture in a 2.5 gal tank. It's just regular reef tank water, a bubbler with a wooden air stone that I weighed down with a piece of dry rock and the whole thing is lit by a 9 watt 6500k pendant LED for 8-16 hrs a day...
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