Unfiltered copepod tank

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Hello everyone! I set up a little 7 gallon tank with an air stone and a good light above it to get copepods to breed in another space for our mandarins. No filter and just a clump of chaeto and a handful of porous media tubes. I dose phyto in there every couple of days. Will this be enough to keep a culture and chaeto going long term? A brown slime just started to grow on the tubes so I was going to put a couple of turbo snails in there overnight. Will that harm them at all? Thanks for any pointers you can give me!
 
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the pod culture needs no filtration and I would not add the snails everything sounds fine to me
 
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the pod culture needs no filtration and I would not add the snails everything sounds fine to me
I was only going to put the snails in for the day, maybe? So that they could help clean in here. It's getting to be a mess! Are these diatoms? And would you have any suggestions on how to clean this?
 

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I culture copepods for a side hobby . And the picture you posted that tank is way to clean my friend . Copepods eat alot of things not just phytoplankton that's how I'm able to achieve healthy nutrition in the culture. If phyto is your primary food source you at least want a green tea look in the water colum at all times . Like Subsea said your thinking about this a little wrong
 
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