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Old 09-23-2012, 11:52 PM   #1
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Started my 30g tank September 1st. I now have lots of Copepods running around. I also added 17 hermits to the tank. They cleared the brown algae off the rocks in a few days. Gonna add 1-2 fish Friday. Gramma maybe an anthias.
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Sounds great! Did you add copepods by yourself? Usually it takes six months for them to start appearing. Post some pics when you get the fish I'd love to see them.
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No I didn't. I have no idea where the came from I used all dead/base rock. Maybe from the substrate I bought? It's the Tahitian black moon sand.
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Hmm that's weird. They most likely came on the live rock. Lucky! I've had my fowlr setup for a few months now and still no copepods. I'd love to have some live food.
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Lol. Doubt it. Mine was all dead.
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What are copepods? Anyone have a picture?
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What are copepods? Anyone have a picture?
Google them for a picture.
They are tiny microorganisms good for the tank systems. Also for feeding gobies and dragonnettes
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Oh yeah, I used to have these. When I would see them on the glass I would just use the magnetic cleaner to remove them. I have not seen them in a while, since I have added the goby.
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Started my 30g tank September 1st. I now have lots of Copepods running around. I also added 17 hermits to the tank. They cleared the brown algae off the rocks in a few days. Gonna add 1-2 fish Friday. Gramma maybe an anthias.
I doubt that your tank is cycled in 3 weeks. If you used only dead rock, it might not have even started to cycle yet. How and what are you testing for and the results. Dont make the big mistake of being in a hurry. Normal cycling takes 6-8 weeks, thats with live rock or a piece of shrimp to start the process.
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I used two shrimps One has completly dissolved the is about 3/4 of the way And I have 17 hermits in already for about a week now.
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