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REEF-A-PALOOZA SPECIAL OFFER!!
ADDITIONAL 10% OFF
ORDER TOTAL!!



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AND YOU CAN STILL
BUY ANY COPEPOD BUFFET AND GET AN EQUAL SIZE OF OUR HARPA PODS FOR 50% OFF!!


CANNOT BE COMBINED WITH OTHER ORDER TOTAL DISCOUNTS

So wishing we could be at Reef-A-Palooza, but I guess the next best thing is supporting Reef2Reef and our community. Stop by the Reef2Reef Booth and you can register for a chance to win the $308 product package we have donated. Get our

TITANIC PLANKTON BUFFET
1 Gallon Titanic Pod Buffet
1 Gallon Phyto Buffet
200 Amphipods​

IF UPS ACTUALLY DELIVERS, CHECK OUT A 32 Oz bottle of our Titanic Pods and Phyto Buffet at the R2R booth as well.

As previously discussed we have been culturing a copepod from the genus Harpacticoida that according to a University Researcher that we shipped a sample to are closely related to the Tisbe biminiensis. These little guys are voracious eaters and reproduce like crazy in normal aquarium environments. Give your tank an explosion of pods by combining these high density copepods with any of our mixed copepod blends.

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GET YOUR PODS IN A COMBO AND SAVE EVEN MORE!!

Purchase any size of either Blended, Premium, Colossal, or Titanic Copepod Buffets, add the same size Harpa Pods to your order and they will be discounted 50% at checkout. These little scavengers are nearly microscopic and will get into the tiniest of crevices eliminating nuisance algae to the root. Due to their active reproduction, these cultures are more densely populated, thus you will be receiving more than twice the pods with this offer.

We ship all services Monday/Tuesday, 2 Day and overnight Wednesday and Overnight only on Thursday.

NO CODES NEEDED

SO ORDER NOW AND EXPERIENCE THE STEELE ADVANTAGE.

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Pods, Pods, Pods, Phyto, Phyto, Phyto

We have it all at great prices. Harvested fresh weekly and Shipped on Monday/Tuesday each week UPS 2 Day over $75 or Priority Mail or UPS whichever predicts earliest arrival to your zip over $30!

NOW receive FREE 2 DAY SHIPPING with $75 or more Order FREE PRIORITY MAIL over $30

We accept PayPal and Venmo! PM details. More payment options check us out @

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Blended Pods
Tigriopus, Apocyclops and Tisbe Aprox 740 Pods/Oz

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8 Oz Approx. 5,920 PODS $12

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16 Oz Approx. 11,840 PODS $22

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32 Oz Approx. 23,680 PODS $39

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1/2 Gallon
64 Oz Approx. 47,360 PODS $69

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1 Gallon
128 Oz Approx. 94,720 PODS $129

*Premium Pod Photos used as we await new labels and Photographer

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Premium Pods
Tigriopus, Apocyclops and Tisbe + Rotifers Same Aprox 740 Pods/Oz as blended!

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8 Oz Approx. 5,920 PODS $19

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16 Oz Approx. 11,840 PODS $29

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32 Oz Approx. 23,680 PODS $49

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1/2 Gallon
64 Oz Approx. 47,360 PODS $89

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1 Gallon
128 Oz Approx. 94,720 PODS $159



REEF BUFFET

AMPHIPODS + Tigriopus, Apocyclops and Tisbe + Rotifers Same Aprox 740 Pods/Oz as blended! Amphipods ship in own container.

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8 Oz Approx. 5,920 PODS + 15 Amphipods $25 Great Start for Nano Tanks

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16 Oz Approx. 11,840 PODS + 25 Amphipods $35 Great Start for 20-40g Tanks

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32 Oz Approx. 23,680 PODS + 50 Amphipods $59 Great Start for 40-75g Tanks

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1/2 Gallon
64 Oz Approx. 47,360 PODS + 110 Amphipods $109 Great Start for 75-125g Tanks

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1 Gallon
128 Oz Approx. 94,720 PODS + 220 Amphipods $179 Great Start for 125-270g Tanks

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PHYTO BUFFET
10 Species Phytoplankton


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8 Oz $ 9

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16 Oz $15

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32 Oz $25

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1/2 Gallon
64 Oz $40

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1 Gallon
128 Oz $65

PLANKTON BUFFET

Get 10 Species Phytoplankton + REEF BUFFET for

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8 Oz Approx. 5,920 PODS = 15 Amphipods $29 Great Start for Nano Tanks

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16 Oz Approx. 11,840 PODS = 25 Amphipods $47 Great Start for 20-40g Tanks

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32 Oz Approx. 23,680 PODS = 50 Amphipods $79 Great Start for 40-75g Tanks

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1/2 Gallon
64 Oz Approx. 47,360 PODS = 110 Amphipods $134 Great Start for 75-125g Tanks

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1 Gallon
128 Oz Approx. 94,720 PODS = 220 Amphipods $219 Great Start for 125-270g Tanks

PM for larger Tank Quotes.

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As a fellow reefer I love it when I'm cleaning my tank and I find a little water flea flitting across my hand. In the 80's when I was first in the hobby, either pods weren't available or at least the LFS that I visited in Omaha and Denver didn't promote them very well, but I had amphipods (Water Fleas lol) introduced through Florida live rock. Fast forward to 2021 when I got back into the hobby, and they were all the rage. I stocked my tanks with a blend of Amphipods and Copepods but found that it's pretty expensive to purchase everything you want every week, month etc. So I set out to culture my own. over time I kept increasing my vessel size and culturing skills. Then I started to sell some product here on R2R. As per their market place rules, once I determined that I was going to sell with consistency, I was considered a Vendor vs an occasional classified ad customer lol. So I sat down with my wife and we discussed it and agreed to pay for a sponsorship and see if I could make a little extra money.

With Sherry's support and encouragement we set out to determine what we could do to boost our business to cover the additional cost, without increasing our prices. I was in retail management for 14+ years and know there are two ways to increase profits, higher prices or higher volume. Since I recognize that it can get really expensive buying these products I'm determined to offer the greatest value possible. I was running into Phyto shortages for the pod production if I had a good week of orders so I upgraded to 6.8 gallon vessels vs the 5 gallon I had been using. Last week I finally had phyto for me to use after shipping and prepping the pods but barely and since many of our customers are already becoming repeat customers we knew we need to do something different. even if we sold out at this level it isn't enough to cover the added sponsorship expense after purchasing salt (takes a lot of salt), shipping supplies, shipping fees, etc. so we decided to step up our game. And that is how it came to life.
 
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I have 5 gallons of phyto and 3 gallons of pods left it’s going fast so order now for Monday shipping.

Prepping the new phytoplankton plantation. Shelves installed, new vessels arrived, new air pump arrived, lights installed, water sterilized, and the new cultures are here and ready to grow. Get in on the Pre-Order and SAVE!!

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We still have 2 gallons of phyto and 1 1/2 gallons of pods that can be shipped tomorrow.

Due to the great response we are extending the 10% discount for Plankton Buffet, Reef Buffet and Phyto Buffet until Midnight Wednesday 8/16. PM us what you want and we will get it scheduled.

Reef Buffet coming together.

 
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Phyto Buffet is coming along great!!

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Amphipods are ready now!

Pre-Order for next week by midnight Wednesday and save 10%.
 
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Last night for the 10% off Pre-Sale. Order by Midnight and we will ship 8/21-8/22 and you save 10% on any order. We have our blended pods, but now our premium pods also. Same number of pods as blended but with the addition of rotifers, great food source for corals and also mandarins and anthias.

Phyto is getting thicker and darker by the day. We just got in a new supply of bottles in all sizes plus 8 Oz bottles are on the way. PM for 8 Oz pricing.

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Did you know our Premium Pods have the same density as our Blended Pods only we add rotifer to them make if them richer. When I started raising clownfish, I wondered what to do with my culture. R2R recommended dosing my reef tanks and it was great. Now we are offering Premium Pods for just-
16 Oz $29
32 Oz $49
1/2 gallon $99
1 gallon $159

FREE SHIPPING OVER $75.
Mix and match with our phyto and other products.
 
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Just finished resetting my phyto station!
 
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Looks like the weathers going to be pretty hot for shipping. Insulated boxes available just $10.

The phyto is growing like crazy. Copepods, amphipods, rotifers and brine shrimp all ready to go.

We just got our new labels. Check these out.

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Soup’s almost done!!

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With our highs exceeding 100 degrees this week I can’t guarantee live arrival with standard shipping. If you still want to order, I can ship in an iced and insulated box for a $10 up charge.
 
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Temps look good this week, but some 100’s in the far south. If yours are above 100 either wait or I can ship insulated box for $10 box charge.

Got a Sedgwick-Rafter slide this week and measured the density of the pods I shipped. Over 1475 per Oz. That is over 23,000 in 16 Oz. But that is just the ones I could see in a still shot of video attached. If you look at the magnified video you can see the smaller Apocyclops also, they are not in my count.

I will not ship less than 33 pods per ml which is 3 times more than 5280 in 16 Oz.

Plus order our premium pods, same quantity of pods but with added rotifers.

Combine with 10 specie phyto and amphipods for our Plankton Buffet.

Place orders now to reserve yours.



 
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Phyto and Pods, how to dose.

How do I add phyto and pods to my tank? I’m glad you asked. When your new product arrives, place in refrigerator until ready to use.

Remove pods from your fridge and acclimate to aquarium temperature for best results. I add pods to my tank 1-2 hours after lights out with my return pump off, for the best survival rate (avoids a feeding frenzy), this allows them to find a home in the rock work. That is when I dose in my refugium as well, but not as necessary as no fish to immediately attack them.

After dosing pods, it is best to dose the aquarium with phyto daily to ensure they have a ready food source. Yes many will survive on waste and other algae in the tank, but this provides the optimum environment for them.

Dosing Phytoplankton is also hugely beneficial to all of the organisms in your aquarium, whether providing nutrients to pods and corals, live phytoplankton will consume nitrates and phosphates as it continues to grow. Remove phyto from the fridge, shake bottle and measure to dose as per the table below.

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Premium pods with rotifers
8 Oz Bottle $19
16 Oz Bottle $29
32 Oz Bottle $49
1/2 gallon $89
1 Gallon $159
Small amount of air left in each bottle.

Amphipods
8 Oz 15 ct $7
16 Oz 25 ct $9
32 Oz 50 ct $14
1/2 gallon 110 ct $24
1 Gallon 220 ct $44

Phyto Buffet
8 Oz Bottle $9
16 Oz Bottle $15
32 Oz Bottle $25
1/2 gallon $40
1 Gallon $65

Get all three
Plankton Buffet
Kids Meal - 8 Oz combo $29
Single serving - 16 Oz Combo $49
Date Night - 32 Oz Combo $79
Family Dinner - 1/2 gallon Combo $134
ALL YOU CAN EAT 1 Gallon Combo $219

$8 priority mail
Free shipping over $25
Order now for Monday/Tuesday shipping.
 
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Phytoplankton nutrition for your reef.

Order now for Monday Tuesday Shipping!

Updated Pricing

10 Species Phytoplankton

PHYTO BUFFET

8 Oz $9
16 Oz $15
32 Oz $25
1/2 Gallon
64 Oz $40
1 Gallon
128 Oz $65

Blended Pods Tigriopus, Apocyclops and Tisbe Aprox 740 Pods/Oz

8 Oz $12 5,920 PODS
16 Oz $22 11,840 PODS
32 Oz $39 23,680 PODS
1/2 Gallon
64 Oz $69 47,360 PODS
1 Gallon
128 Oz $129 94,720 PODS

Premium Pods Tigriopus, Apocyclops and Tisbe + Rotifers Same Aprox 740 Pods/Oz as blended!

8 Oz $19 5,920 PODS
16 Oz $29 11,840 PODS
32 Oz $49 23,680 PODS
1/2 Gallon
64 Oz $89 47,360 PODS
1 Gallon
128 Oz $159 94,720 PODS

REEF BUFFET
Amphipods + Tigriopus, Apocyclops and Tisbe + Rotifers Same Aprox 740 Pods/Oz as blended!

8 Oz $25 5,920 PODS = 15 Amphipods Great Start for Nano Tanks
16 Oz $35 11,840 PODS = 25 Amphipods Great Start for 20-40g Tanks
32 Oz $59 23,680 PODS = 50 Amphipods Great Start for 40-75g Tanks
1/2 Gallon
64 Oz $109 47,360 PODS = 110 Amphipods Great Start for 75-125g Tanks
1 Gallon
128 Oz $179 94,720 PODS = 220 Amphipods Great Start for 125-270g Tanks

PLANKTON BUFFET
Get 10 Species Phytoplankton + Everything Pods for

8 Oz $29 5,920 PODS = 15 Amphipods Great Start for Nano Tanks
16 Oz $47 11,840 PODS = 25 Amphipods Great Start for 20-40g Tanks
32 Oz $79 23,680 PODS = 50 Amphipods Great Start for 40-75g Tanks
1/2 Gallon
64 Oz 134 47,360 PODS = 110 Amphipods Great Start for 75-125g Tanks
1 Gallon
128 Oz $219 94,720 PODS = 220 Amphipods Great Start for 125-270g Tanks

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Still able to fill a few more orders.

PLANKTON BUFFET
Get 10 Species Phytoplankton + PREMIUM PODS+ AMPHIPODS

8 Oz $29 5,920 PODS = 15 Amphipods Great Start for Nano Tanks
16 Oz $47 11,840 PODS = 25 Amphipods Great Start for 20-40g Tanks
32 Oz $79 23,680 PODS = 50 Amphipods Great Start for 40-75g Tanks
1/2 Gallon
64 Oz 134 47,360 PODS = 110 Amphipods Great Start for 75-125g Tanks
1 Gallon
128 Oz $219 94,720 PODS = 220 Amphipods Great Start for 125-270g Tanks

PM for larger Tank Quotes.

Shipping Monday/Tuesday
 
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Changes to shipping policy. FREE SHIPPING over $25. $8 shipping orders under.
 
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Have a safe and happy Labor Day Weekend!
 
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Sherry and I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend with family and friends, or catching up on your feeding to do’s.
 
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Deep rich 10 species phyto for healthy reef. We have a dense population of pods this week. Get our Plankton Buffet and give your reef ALL IT CAN EAT!
 
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Happy Labor Day!! Hope you’re having a great time. I still have some product available for Tuesday Shipping. PM for orders and details. FREE SHIPPING OVER $25!
 
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I can still ship some orders on Wednesday as long as I check your address and arrival Friday. Shipped some today that say Thursday so I am happy to check for you.

Just PM me. Shipped out a lot of great orders today. Plankton Buffet is really taking off. Phyto, copepods, and Amphipods, great diversity for every tank.
 

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