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Old 02-11-2004, 05:12 PM   #1
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Cleaning Glass -- Squiching Pods?

I have a ton of little pods all over my glass and I really need to keep them to satisfy my mandarin, so the question is: If I clean the glass with a glass magnet am I going to squich the pods to death?

I would love to get the slight green tint off my glass, but not at the risk of loosing my pod population. TIA.
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Old 02-11-2004, 05:38 PM   #2
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What do the pods look like?

These two links will most likely have what your talking about on them. Which one are they.

http://www.reef-aquarium.net/resourc.../hydroids.html
http://www.reef-aquarium.net/resourc...rs/shrimp.html

My guess is that its the hydroid at the top of the first link. Its a type of jellie fish and they are usually considered pest. Another guess would be the spirobidae worms. They are harmless and nothing is going to eat them. They are usually considered a phase your tank will go through.
http://www.reef-aquarium.net/resourc...pirorbidae.jpg


So did I guess it right?
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Well you were close, I think they were in the link just not the little jellies. they look just like the copepods without the larger specimens. Just thousands of the little ones running all over the glass. Now the question is can I clean the glass without killing them? Will they fall or smear
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Do you have a turkey baister? if you do, just blow them off the glass...then clean the glass. Otherwise, just run the magnet slowly across the glass. They should move. Even if they didnt, and you killed all of them, what is on your glass should be a very small portion of your pods.

Now I have a question for you. I'm in dallas as well. My orange spot goby (who went back to the lfs) wiped out all of my pods. Would you be up for trading some sand? I have got my worms and such going again, but the pods are not taking off very quickly. Maybe we could trade some frags while were at it.

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I am not sure how completely developed my sand is, I actually purchased a pod starter kit and seeded my fiji live sand to make sure there was planty of little life to go around. The tank has been up for 6 weeks and is going great all levels are at 0 with Nitrates at <2 from about day 3 on. With that said, I would love to trade some sand no problem. Other than that I only have a bubble coral, a big pink lemnalia, a heliofungia and a platygyra brain, so I do not see how to frag any of these. I am pretty new to this, so anything that I do not have is really fun for me! 8) Let me know if you want to try and we can go from there.
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