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Old 07-18-2015, 01:45 PM   #11
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Very nice PB_Smith! I might have to look into that.
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for the last few days I have been enjoying a population explosion of the tisbe pods (those really tiny white ones) in my system.
Every morning when the light comes on it looks like a little snowstorm with all the little buggers swimming around and they are crawling all over everything.
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So what do they like and what to do for them special to make them produce more???
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So for one a lot of it is just adding more Copepoda as time goes on until your population is big enough to sustain itself. I dose mine with roughly a mL of Phyto Feast daily and for right now that is it. I am noticing more production but I'm still waiting to see a lot more before I make any real judgements.


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So what do they like and what to do for them special to make them produce more???
honestly, not a single thing. I think I'm enjoying success because I seeded it with so many and different types. They just eat the algae in the refugium and I assume whatever micro fragments of food make it into the refugium.
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Just an update for the night, I had left the lights off and brought out a flashlight and the population is growing fast. I have 2 more shipments of copepods to add and then I believe it will be ready to start adding the bags to the tank.

Also sometime this week my brine shrimp "factory" should be arriving and I've constructed a very nice device to implement the baby brine to the tank. More updates to come.


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Another update... The Chaeto in my refugium has been growing for a weed so I've decided to move more of it to my 5 gallon tank. As I inspected the 5 gallon tank when the lights were down and the growth of copepods and amphipods is phenomenal. I will continue to get more bags and put the Chaeto in them and transfer those to the tank so there will be an ongoing source of food to eat.


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