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Old 12-10-2003, 10:21 PM   #1
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My tank has been up since July and I would like to know how to add, or where to get copepods?
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Old 12-10-2003, 10:30 PM   #2
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If they haven't shown up and everything else is ok you probably havent havent introduced any. Do you have live rock or sand? usually a small piece of rock from the lfs will add some life. Be carefull if you have fish because uncured rock can have pests/diesease. If you have a friendly fish friend or store add a cup of sand from an established tank. that will def do it!

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Most often copepods will come as hitchhikers on live rock or in live sand. Do you have any LR or LS? If not, getting the copepods may only be half the dilema. The rock and sand are the pods habitat, I'm not sure if a population would hold without much LR.
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Buy some LR and put it in your tank
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I do have a nice big piece of live rock, and have had it for about two months now, but I still don't see any. I have seen live sand for sale, I will have to check it out again this weekend, thanks for your advice everyone!
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look with a flashlight at night after the lights are out, that is when they are active.
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I have like 30 lbs of LR and like 25lbs LS in my 20 gallon but I think my Sally lightfoot and coral banded shrimp eat all my copepods...haven't seen any in months
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my pods are so small i have to use a manifying glass to see the little buggers. With that and a a flaxhlight at night I still can't make out the whole shape of them. Look real close.
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Can you ever have too many pods?
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