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Old 11-05-2013, 10:45 PM   #1
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What is the benefit having Copepods and what is the best way to keep them
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Old 11-05-2013, 10:50 PM   #2
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They are nutritious and good food for finicky fish that wont eat prepared foods. You need lots of live rock in your tank for them to hide and breed in good numbers. Here is a good link

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Benefits are numerous. In fact I can't think of any downsides. Main idea is that they are part of the base of your tanks ecosystem. Many fish in an aquarium will use them as food and some require a diet of nothing else (some species are hard to ween onto frozen food).

The best way to keep a good population is to have a refugium. Mine is in my sump however there are HOB refugiums as well. It's a place of "refuge" for them to hide and thrive. I put some varieties of algae and live rock in the refugium and this seems to keep them happy plus it's extra biological filtration
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We'll I don't have a sump at the moment but I have about 30 pounds of live rock (am working on building a sump) If I put a hang on back filter would they be able to live in that for the mean time
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If you have LR they will live and breed in that.
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Thankyou
And one last question can you have to many in a tank
I ask because I'm thinking of doing the buy1000 for 25 get a 1000 free deal under this post
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I think you said a 29 gallon tank. I`m thinking that might be a lot in that size but if you have a lot of fish they should help you out.
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45 gallon bow front with a canister filter
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I'm not a believer in the live rock protection idea. I've heard people say that it works and I'm sure to some extent it does. With that said there is no way that a population could survive on the same level in a display tank when compared to a safe haven outside of the display. Not wrong just different. You'll just have to populate them artificially as time goes on if you don't have a refuge for them
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why not farm them yourself? set up a basic 10g tank with some macroalgae in it, and dump a bottle of pods in. once they start breeding, youll be able to pull from there to feed your maintank.
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