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Old 07-06-2012, 11:39 AM   #1
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Pods

I have pods, yeah! Stupid question: How do I clean my filter media without losing the pods living there?

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Old 07-08-2012, 06:28 PM   #2
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I guess there must be no way to save them - just take the loss?
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Old 07-09-2012, 12:47 PM   #3
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I pluck them out when I do my filter changes. Then add them back to the tank.
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Old 07-09-2012, 03:21 PM   #4
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They reproduce so quick that it isn't hurting anything to just throw them away with the cartridge or what ever your using
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Old 07-10-2012, 12:02 AM   #5
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Save what you can. They're animals. You don't throw away live animals!
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Old 07-18-2012, 10:15 AM   #6
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Yes I do want to save them just didn't know the best way to do it. I tried the plucking method during my last media change and got the ones I could see anyway. I'm sure I'm losing a lot still though

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They are making it up to my display. Here is a pic of my thermometer they are using as a condo. Hope the pic shows up. I'm new at this.

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I never worry about losing pods. They reproduce very quickly, especially if nothing is eating them. My 55 is covered with them, rocks, glass...everything. I even took apart my refugium and still all over.
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Yeah, I'm beginning to think the same when I took a close look into my sump and display. I'll still try to save what I can but won't worry about the ones I'm missing. Too bad we can't mail this filter media to members needing to get them started.
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Don't worry about them. You'll never notice they multiply so quick. Just act like they aren't there and go about your buisness
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Old 07-18-2012, 04:04 PM   #10
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OK so I'm starting my new refugium soon and am wondering about these bags of live reef pods my LFS has. Has anyone used stuff like this before?
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