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Old 11-25-2013, 07:05 PM   #91
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Oh I planned on not doing one forever , I was going to start a refugium and add pods now before anything was in the tank and then maybe about 6 months down the road see what I thought
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Old 11-25-2013, 07:08 PM   #92
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thats really your safest bet. id also be loading that tank with pods as often as possible to help establish a colony.
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Old 11-25-2013, 08:34 PM   #93
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That was my plan ! I was gong to buy a lot now before I buy any fish to let the colony build and then keep adding up until I get him and prob after too... Would I need a light in the sump to grow them their too ?!!
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Old 11-25-2013, 08:52 PM   #94
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And when am I clear to add a clean up crew ???
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Old 11-25-2013, 09:00 PM   #95
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Old 11-26-2013, 07:47 AM   #96
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Would I need a light source for the copopods to breed in the back ?
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Old 11-26-2013, 10:48 AM   #97
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not necessarily but when not exposed to light, they tend to come out and venture. so having some light exposed back there may help to keep them contained.
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Old 11-26-2013, 05:40 PM   #98
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Would I need a light source for the copopods to breed in the back ?
You could store some macros which the copepods love to breed in if you get a small desk lamp or some form of light in th back, chaeto is really easy to grow and has other benefits aswell.
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If and when you decide to get a mandarin i would suggest strongly paying the extra money for an ORA one. The are supposed to eat pellets, mine didnt of course but I think that the fact that it was raised on pellets helped me to train mine to eat them again. I've had mine for a few years and it took over a month to get him eating frozen foods, luckily I had enough pods in my biocube to keep him fed until he came around. he would have starved no doubt in my mind. Mine is now pretty fat and started eating pellets about a year ago which makes feeding alot easier.
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id imagine the mandarin was looking pretty skinny towards the end of his hunger strike? did you target feed twice daily to fatten him back up? and how long did it take to get him turned around and fat?
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