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Old 09-12-2012, 06:57 AM   #1
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Question such a thing as too many?

Is there such a thing as too many copepods? There's so many they're clouding the glass and taking over my live rock. Should I get something to eat them or will they die down naturally?
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Is there such a thing as too many copepods? There's so many they're clouding the glass and taking over my live rock. Should I get something to eat them or will they die down naturally?
I don't think you can that many. Your fish will eat them. They reproduce like crazy!

The only problem I see with getting something to eat them like for example a mandarin is what do you do when it plows through all of them?

I've read that they can go through over 2,000 a day!!

I had one and after about 3 months it died. It probably went through all the pods even after I added more from reefs2go. Now when I do water changes I don't see any pods on the filter media like I did in the beginning. Just something to think about.

If you have a sump then is say your good to go for getting something to eat them because the sump is probably LOADED with them also and there gonna reproduce in there also and make there way into the DT.

Hope that made sense and wasn't too drawn out lol. I haven't had my coffee yet.
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Old 09-12-2012, 03:27 PM   #3
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This is what I'm talkin about! I picked up an orange mandarin for $30. We'll see how it goes.
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Old 09-12-2012, 04:03 PM   #4
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This is what I'm talkin about! I picked up an orange mandarin for $30. We'll see how it goes.
Oh wow!! Eat up lol!!
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This is what I'm talkin about! I picked up an orange mandarin for $30. We'll see how it goes.
Wow i have never seen that many pods before!
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Wow. Same. That's a ton. Hell be happy!
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Wow! If a mandarin doesn't survive in a tank with that many pods, then I don't know what it'll take to keep one.
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What?!???!? Thats crazy
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Once I took all my fish out to medicate and my tank did the same thing. A bangai practically lickes the glass clean of copods when I put him back in
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There isn't much that won't eat them, but don't be surprised as a dragonette can almost eat his weight in them daily. That's a lot of pods.
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