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Tigger-Pods (Tigriopus californicus): addressing the cold water myth

top frustrations is the myth that Tigriopus californicus are a "cold water species". I hear this from store owners and hobbyists ALL the time....
  1. sde1500

    sde1500 Active Member

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    Running some cultures now for other pods in my rather cold basement. Thinking of adding a "tank" of these to the mix as well. Wouldn't be red because its the basement but don't care about that.

    Side note, would love to see a post detailing your culture set ups. Phyto and pods. Just think it'd be neat to see a commercial scale set up of these.
     
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    I am putting together a PDF on culturing Apocyclops panamensis. I will add it to our forum when it's complete. I am currently setting up a large-scale recirculating system with this animal, but it is still in the development stages. I will gladly post it our Reef Nutrition forum when it's complete and humming along.

    Unfortunately, I am unable to share my large-scale Tigriopus californicus culture details due to the proprietary issues.

    -Chad
     
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    Well that's a bummer, was planning to steal all your ideas!

    Ha, just kidding. Will be neat to see what you put together for Apocyclops. My culture is a mix of those and Tisbe. But I think its a little too cold in my unfinished basement for them.
     
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    TonapahNorth Reefed In R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Can you give us a rundown on how to start using your products and why? Is it dependent on livestock?
     
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    Reef Nutrition Well-Known Member

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    You want the rundown on using all of our Reef Nutrition products? You can get a lot of information here: http://reefnutrition.com/. If you have any specific questions after checking out our website, I will gladly discuss.

    -Chad
     
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    I tell you what: I am going to post on our Reef Nutrition forum about our products. I will create a new thread for each product so that everyone can learn about them individually.

    Chad
     
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    Sorry if this question was already asked but are tiger pods only Benthic? will they eat motile micro algae?
     
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    They are mainly a benthic copepod; however, in my cultures, they will swim in the water column as well as cling to surfaces. They most definitely feed on motile algae.

    -Chad
     
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    Interesting read as I start stocking my pod population!
     
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    I am going to start a culture in a 29G

    And will add a small bottle of your tigerpods and drip phyto. How many ounces of home made nanno phyto should I start with and how many onces should I increase a week. Roughly

    I was thinking 2 ounce and doubling every week?

    Same question for powdered pellet food how many tsp or less a day? and by how much to increase a week. Roughly?

    I was thinking 1/8th tsp and doubling every week?
     
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    I need to buy more for my tank
     
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    Your materials and methods will be different than mine. Keep the water tinted green at all times. You can add algae every other day. Nannochloropsis spp. will work for them, but I would not use it as a stand alone diet; it's ALWAYS ideal to offer multiple species of phytoplankton to your zooplankton.

    I have no idea how much powdered food is required. Maybe add it once a week? You just have to keep an eye on the fouling factor as it will be high when adding things other than phytoplankton.

    Chad
     
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    mdbannister Ahh...the Reef Life Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Photo of the Month Award Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Great discussion!
     
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    Such a great article thanks a lot!!!
     
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