Hopefully some of you out there have done this and can help me out a bit.
I run a small HOB
on my fuge that has a decent pod pop. When I clean the media I usually go through and toss out the adult pods
I find in it back into the fuge.
Today as I was doing this I got the idea to attempt to culture them in a separate tank, a spare ten gallon. Unfortunately I did not get this idea until most of the pods
were back in the fuge but I did manage to get three or four adult pods
over to the ten gallon. I am sure I can add more by morening. I used some old change water to get the tank around half full. It was maintenance day.
Now I have some questions.
Do I need to heat the tank?
What else to put in tank? Right now all it has is a spare filter sponge for the pods
to gather in. I can put some base rock, sand?? I can cut a piece of macro from the fuge to put in there if necessary or is just the sponge or perhaps a large sponge filter good enough.
Aeration. I have read when culturing pods
in jars aeration is recommended at only a bubble every second or too. I would think this could be increased quite a bit in the larger area of a ten gallon tank.
Do they need to be fed and if so whats best.
Eventually and if the population starts to boom I am wanting to use this as a supplemental food source for a Mandarin only tank.