The life of copepods in my sump. UP close and personal!!! What they look like.

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Here is a look at what copepods look like. There's tisbe pods, cyclops and lots of others. But you can see them up close and personal here. My tank crashed since I left for 6 months and my sister took care of it during the time. I ended up giving to my brother, but at the height of it I didn't have to feed my clowns or mandarin. They would just feed on any algae/pods that got pass the sump chambers and into the return pump. I didn't use any filter sponge or sock. I was 1st chamber cheato return, 2nd chamber crushed coral and rocks, 3rd chamber was the return to tank.

 
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THat's quite the pod population.
 

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Nice video! It reminds me of my 36g bow + sump back in the day. Some would say the tank was infested, but I loved watching the litter critters.

What camera and lens did you use to record that? 100 mm with a few extension tubes?
 
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Check out the tisbe turn around and yell at the cyclops at 3:20 saying get off my butt!!! I'm the wrong species :D
They do have a personality haha. Show's you they aren't just mindless pest looking at that reaction. Funny how small they are, but they do have a brain and a personality.
 

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