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Old 02-18-2012, 05:49 AM   #1
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Hi I grow and harvest my own copepods and I have a lot of them now. Can they survive a tank that is going through cycling I am moving my scooter dragonet into this tank so I would like to have plenty of them for him.
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No. The tank needs to be completely cycled and a 33% PWC done afterwards.
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Lol, oops, if they can't survive in a cycling tank, I'm not sure whats growing in mine...
I've been dosing to 4ppm daily and my nitrites are past 5ppm even after a 50% water change, nitrates are off the chart too...
They're still everywhere all over the substrate and glass.
Don't know if it makes a difference that my tank is freshwater?
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There are no copepods in fresh water and this shouldn't be posted in the saltwater forum then

Edit* and if there is a scooter dragonette in there it would be belly up
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Fosketts tank is saltwater. Klcokn is freshwater.
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Lol and Google it, there are copepods in freshwater as well...
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Haha no my scooter dragonet is not in this new tank it is in my fully set up and established reef tank.
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There are no copepods in fresh water and this shouldn't be posted in the saltwater forum then

Edit* and if there is a scooter dragonette in there it would be belly up
Just incase anyone else thinks there are no Copepods in freshwater:

Fresh Water Copepod Crustaceans: Introduction with photomicrographs of copepods (Cyclops, etc.).
Hobbyist Guide:*Hobbyist Guide: What are Copepods? :: Aquarium Domain.com
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nsf.gov - National Science Foundation (NSF) News - Freshwater Copepod May Be Several Species, Not Just One - US National Science Foundation (NSF)
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