Is the co-culture of phyto, rotifers, and pods possible in a tank setup?

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I'm currently house shopping with the plans for a 300-500 gallon reef setup mainly for mandarins. I'd like to provide a more varied live diet to emulate what occurs in the ocean (at least in the limited sense of what we can do in a controlled environment). I've read the details of culturing each of these individually but was wondering if it's possible to culture them all together. I realize there would have to be a larger culture of phyto to keep things fed.
 
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To some degree they live in the tank like bacteria so yes however you couldn’t do it at the density you see people doing in water bottles to my understanding
 

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Rotifers will completely overtake any phyto you try culturing with it. A tank that big shouldn’t struggle to support mandarins. I’d think live food cultures is unnecessary.
 

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The culture would be considered contaminated, for bet results culture individually. One will typically out compete the others.
 

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