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Old 03-01-2004, 12:16 AM   #1
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New DSB..no pods

I had cc and have changed over to a 4inch DSB 1 week ago. I had about 45lbs of LR in my 55gal before making the switch and have moved over all the rock on top of the DSB. I have a couple of questions

1) Should I be seeing pods moving in the sand or does this take awhile to establish
2) would all of the pods have been in my cc and when I took it out so went the pods?
3) do I need to seed the sand bed with pods? what is the best way?

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If you don't see PODs in the next 3 weeks I would buy a POD kit from inlandaquatics. For best results make yourself a couple of LR rubble areas and they will multiply like rabbits.
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Regardless of whether you had LR, I would purchase a detrivore kit. IMO, this is one of the biggest reasons why some people are having problems with their sandbeds....because they fail to establish and maintain a healthy population of infauna.
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where is a good place to buy a detrivore kit?
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Old 03-01-2004, 02:05 PM   #5
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I had great sucess with the det kit from inlandaquatics.com, however this ebay det kit has been floating around the forums for a week or two and seems to be pretty hot. If I had my choice I would buy it because its a greatly increased volume of livestock and diversity for the same investment.
http://www.aquariumadvice.com/viewtopic.php?t=19243
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where is the link to this kit? I cant find it on Ebay.
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Old 03-02-2004, 12:16 AM   #7
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Try this link...
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...tem=2383639922

I got a kit from IPSF and Inland Aquatics last year. I picked up the eBay kit from Bob yesterday (I drove down to Philly to meet him).

The kit from eBay includes a pod pile, Literally!. He includes a couple of pounds of pod filled rubble as well as 2 pounds of LS with a bunch of pods, worms, etc.

I am very happy with this kit.

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Thanx for the advice. I think I will check out the ebay kit.

Brisco... what do you mean by LR rubble area??
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where are the pods?

I did almost exactly what you describe about 2 months ago. In my case, I was able to see pods on the sand surface almost immediately after putting the LR back on top.

Check with a flashlight after the lights go out...they are often shy during the day.
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I'm confussed

What are POD's? What are they supposed to do?
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