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Old 02-03-2006, 10:59 AM   #1
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Is there a way to tell?

I was wondering if there is a way to be sure that I have enough Pods in my tank, or if I can somehow introduce them into the tank?

I have lots of LR and 2 inches of LS which must have had some when I got it at the LFS and I have a Mandarin Goby, who looks like he is feeding (I hope so anyway) but I want to be sure he has a good meal! he doesnt really go fo rthe frozen brine too much and he is my wife's favorite, so I have to keep him alive

Any suggestions?
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There are alot of places that will sell you pods online...
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Old 02-03-2006, 11:41 AM   #3
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You can purchase pods from the sites below and I would highly recommend a fuge to cultivate them since you have a mandarin. Good luck on keeping the wife happy, mandarins can be very picky eaters and have a dismal survival rate in captivity.
http://www.reefnutrition.com/
http://www.ipsf.com/#anchor45957
http://www.inlandaquatics.com/prod/prod_detrit.html
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Thanks for the advice. I will order some tonight and have em shipped. I suppose I might have to do a fuge sooner or later too.
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OK, I purchased some pods online from one of the sources that Tecwzrd gave me.

Is it possible that I simply ran out of pods like that? I mean I had started with some im sure, since I have LS and LR and I know the Mandarin WAS doing OK. He seems kinda lifeless now, sort of skinny and I have tried to encourage him with some frozen Spirulina brine, but I dont think he wants it.

I hope the pods will get here in time, and I suppose I will have to look at buying/building a fuge soon too. Hard to hang one on a hex tank though.
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Old 02-06-2006, 09:30 AM   #6
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what size tank and how old is the system. IMO a mandarin needs a mature tank 9+ months old with lots of LR, Im going to say 100 lbs is a good starting point.
A fuge is a must on a small tank. Tanks under 75 gallons may have trouble keeping one healthy with out a fuge. No scientific proof just knowledge gathered from friends and readings on the net. My first mandarin cleaned out my 125 with 125lbs of LR in about 8 months the tank was not mature (LFS said it was ok), he died. I then hooked up a fuge and wanted about 6 months before getting a new one.
if you have a small tank you may want to rethink a mandarin.
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Hard to hang one on a hex tank though.
You don’t have to have the fuge hooked up to the main in order to cultivate copepods.
www.advancedaquarist.com goes into detail on how to raise them in a separate 10 gal tank.
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44 corner hex that has about 50 lbs lr and is three months old.

I am seriously looking at getting a fuge anyway, since everyone seem sto do better with them.
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Is it 5 sided like the one below? If so you should have enough room for an overflow/fuge since it's 22x22x24.
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Is it 5 sided like the one below? If so you should have enough room for an overflow/fuge since it's 22x22x24.
Yes, it is.
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