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Old 08-17-2013, 08:58 PM   #1
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Copepods for refugium

Hello as you know I'm new to saltwater. I built a sump refugium and was wondering how do I start a colony of pods in my fuge do I put some in it and let them breed or what I know this is probably a really dumb question could someone please help me out thank you
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Old 08-17-2013, 11:55 PM   #2
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If you have real live rock you should have some pods as hitchhikers. A refugium with Chaeto or other micro algae will give them a place to reproduce and you can also buy them from a LFS or on line. I had a Dragonet tank for several years it was a 30 gallon DT with a 20 gallon sump and a 5 gallon slow flow refugium full of Chaeto under a compact fluorescent light. good luck. IMO the dumbest question is the one that is never asked!
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If you used live rock you should already have pods. You can buy more to kickstart your pod population or you can just wait and let them reproduce.
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Ok thanks alot
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Old 08-18-2013, 12:09 PM   #5
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Yes I have about 80 pounds of live rock in a 75
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