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Old 08-01-2013, 01:45 PM   #1
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Just started a pod farm

I just set one up today. 5 gallon bucket, bubble stone, heater, about a pound of rubble live rock and a small light with salt water. Other then introducing pods what else do I need to do.
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I just set one up today. 5 gallon bucket, bubble stone, heater, about a pound of rubble live rock and a small light with salt water. Other then introducing pods what else do I need to do.
I feed mine phyto paste weekly. I also keep a ball of chaeto in the bucket.
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Ok. Is it ok for hair algae to grow in it
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do you need to do water changes?
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Yea I know about once a month
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Ok. Is it ok for hair algae to grow in it
Too much light if hair algae is growing.
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Greg how often and how much water changes?
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I start with 2 gallons in the 5 gallon blue or black bucket and a cap full of phyto. As the green phyto clears up, after a week I add another gallon of saltwater and another cap of phyto paste. I repeat this every week until the bucket is full. Then I shake everything out, transfer the chaeo and any rock to another bucket to start over. I drain the original bucket thru a fine mesh and presto, pods.

I don't use a heater. Unless its really cold where the bucket sits, you don't really need one IMO.
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Where did you get the starter culture?
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I'm getting pods from a friend but some lfs sell them and I know reefs2go sells them also
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