Just seeded. When should I see something.

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  1. Fringe09

    Fringe09 Active Member R2R Supporter SCMAS Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Pods and Phyto arrived yesterday. Emptied the pods and fed per instructions.

    When should I start to see them in the tank?
     
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    I always asked the same question my answer was always....never. Lol True story. Never seen a one when added to my tank.
     
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    That's funny.
     
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    I usually see tiny little white pods in my nano. I used live rock that evidently came pre seeded. There's nothing feeding on them(coral only) so their population just rises and falls with excess nutrients...
     
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    As I have no corals and fish yet, I was hoping to see something in my tank moving.
     
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    They eat phyto & leftover bits of food etc. keep adding phyto and a little bit of fish food. You will see them as population grows, they are tiny white specks
     
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    I'm feeding them phyto from AlgaeBarn.
     
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    Yep, I see them on the glass. Teeny tiny little white bugs. Check at night when the lights are out with a flashlight.
     
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    Not sure what kind of pods I had before but they were massive. I ordered the 5280 pack from Algaebarn and when it came in I thought the bag was empty they were so tiny lol. I'm guessing they will get big at some point but who knows. The ones before were half a grain of rice size and burly. They would cause zoas to close when they walked on them lol
     
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    I ordered 2 bags of the 5280 pods for a 150 gallon 2 weeks ago ( yet they suggest 1 bag only seeds 45 gal, so I should have bought more.) But I now see them in the overflow. They're getting bigger everyday!... Just give it some time and you should see them populate.... Good luck
     
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    I find them easiest to see at night but if I look closely I can see them with the lights on crawling on rocks etc. They were on the glass for a while and then they seemed to all move into the rocks. Use a flashlight an hour after the lights go off and you can prob seem them crawling on the rocks
     
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    It's been six days since I seeded. When did you start noticing them?
     
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    Hmmm I would say it was between the 2-3 week mark when I actively just saw them everywhere. I am sure they were there earlier but it seemed like at one point they just exploded all over.
     
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    Thanks
     
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    Get up at 3 AM and shine a flashlight into the tank. If they are there, you may see them then.

    Amphipods are bigger and easier to see. I find them in my filter sock all the time.
     
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