On Friday, I moved my marine tank to my new house. I had one bucket for water and inverts, and another bucket for more water and the live rock. I moved the sand in the old 10g tank with a couple inches of water in it. I had the old tank in a large bin bucket for a backup. My new house is 15 minutes away from the old one, so the process was pretty quick.
When I got to the new house, I put some of the water in the tank, scooped the sand from the 10g tank into the new 15g. Then I added half the water from the invert bucket, put the live rock in, added the rest of the water and finally did the inverts last. Everything was all cloudy, as is to be expected. The tank cleared up, I added 1 gallon of saltwater every 8 hours to bring the tank up to 15g.
That was my process, everything should have been OK for the life in the tank. Now my problem... I have 0 Copepods left. I have Amphipods all over the place, but the smaller Copepods appear to have all died or been eaten(?) by the Amphipods. I have checked the tank repeatedly and not been able to verify I have any Copepods still in there. Has anyone had this happen to them? Could the small Copepds be hanging out in the substrate?
This is a continuation of...
2x Sunburst Platys (2M, 2F) // 3x Neon Tetras (?) // 2x Cherry Barbs (1M, 1F) // 2x YoYo Loaches (?) // 1x Bushy Nose Pleco (M) // 1x Clown Pleco (?) //
-30# Live Rock
-Mixed Snails (Nassarius // Cerith // Astrea // Black Turbo // Mexican Turbo)
-8x Blue Leg Hermit Crabs // 1x Banded Serpent Star // 1x Cleaner Shrimp
-1x Royal Gramma // 1x Percula Clownfish
-2x Mushroom Leather // Metallic Green Star Polyps // Pulsing Xenia // Striped Xenia // Blue Mushroom
-Remora + Maxi-Jet 1200 // 2x Maxi-Jet 600 // Maxi-Jet 400 // Visi-Therm Deluxe 50 // Current USA Orbit 2x 40w PC