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Old 03-22-2005, 11:32 PM   #1
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Buying Capepods

I received a mandarin goby from a friend and need some food for him. I've found some places that sell Capepods. If i were to buy these would i just dump them in my tank? I don't have a refugium or sump or anything so im kind of lost.
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Old 03-23-2005, 10:12 AM   #2
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How much LR do you have and what is the size of the tank? YOur mandarin will need a constant and large supply of pods in order to survive. I believe you can find some on ebay or I have seen them on www.reefermadness.us They want $25 a bottle so it can get pretty exspensive buying food for these guys. Your best bet is to cultivate them youself.
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how do you cultivate pods??

I am setting up a 72 and if I can figure it out, I might be getting a mandarin

also, where are they at on reefer madness? I didn't know you could buy bottles of them......I think I am going to get a couple bottles irregardless
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how do you cultivate pods??
A fuge or sump and LOTS of LR.
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The rule of thumb is 100lbs of live rock for a single mandarin.
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If you are trying to keep pods in your system, you should also turn off any sort of UV filtration systems. They will kill the little buggers.
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My UV is in my sump, separate from the fuge area, so no pods can get in. They have to swim or get sucked through it for it to kill them.
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Right now he is in a tank with 10 lbs of rock, but in a month when i get the ich out of my 75 he'll go in there, right now 75lbs of rock in there.
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http://www.reefermadness.us/Ocean_pods.htm
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Old 03-23-2005, 12:37 PM   #10
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all right, so those bottles have 1,000 pods per bottle.

Is that a lot or a little, it doesn't seem like that many........then again, the most I've ever seen at 1 time is like 10 or something...

lets say for a 72 gallon aquarium, how many bottles of pods could I put in there without it being to many????
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