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Old 01/11/2008, 04:12 PM   #1
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Question pods

I've been looking for a while to get live pods of all different kinds, but haven't had any luck. Do any of you know of a website that sells, or do any of you sell them?


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Old 01/11/2008, 04:27 PM   #2
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Well best way to get pods is to get chaeto, and fuge, Sent PM


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Old 01/11/2008, 04:50 PM   #3
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My fuge has been up and running for a few weeks now. Originally it started with one ounce of chaeto and now it's more than doubled. I've looked for pods in it, but haven't seen them (I know that you can't see all of them since they are too small)


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Old 01/11/2008, 06:26 PM   #4
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do you see anything on the Chaeto? On Glass look closely see if anything is moving, Where did you buy the live rock from? Also how long has tank been up for? I suggest you get chaeto or buy pods, I heard this stuff called reef bugs may work.


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Old 01/11/2008, 07:07 PM   #5
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you can buy tiggerpods to seed your fuge. after a few weeks they start breeding like crazy


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Old 01/11/2008, 07:10 PM   #6
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I have gotten cultures from IPSF.com and InlandAquatics.com, although they aren't cheap. Many times, live rock will provide a reasonable starting point by itself.


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Old 01/11/2008, 07:53 PM   #7
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I have purchased tigerpods from the LFS and liver rotifiers (a smaller organism) from e-bay. There are at least 2-3 pod sources found on e-bay by searching for "copepods" on the website. A google search will provide you with several sources.


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Old 01/11/2008, 08:45 PM   #8
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I heard this stuff works:

http://www.absolutelyreef.com/catalo...dgqrn2jf9ak166


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Old 01/11/2008, 09:31 PM   #9
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I was replying to your question hours ago but was called away. Reefscavengers.com sells them. Someone on another post got some today and was happy with them.


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Old 01/11/2008, 09:47 PM   #10
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My tank has been up and running for about 7 months now, with LR being in there since the beginning. I did see a few pods in there, but I completely redid my tank. I had to take the tank off the stand to fit the sump and fuge in (from the top). Since then, I haven't seen any.
Thanks Deb91...I went to Reefscavengers.com and found exactly what I was looking for.
And thanks to everyone else. I'm still kinda new, so all this advise is sinking in.
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Old 01/11/2008, 09:59 PM   #11
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Originally posted by bertoni
I have gotten cultures from IPSF.com and InlandAquatics.com, although they aren't cheap. Many times, live rock will provide a reasonable starting point by itself.
I agree--so it is a good idea to put some live rock rubble in the refugium.


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Old 01/12/2008, 12:17 AM   #12
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I bought some chaeto for my new tank, and stupidly threw it into the water even before I had added the salt (rookie mistake). Immediately I saw pods start falling dead out of the chaeto, but I added salt and the pods returned and apparently survived. Sometimes I see a big one crawling around right away, and sometimes I have to stare for quite a while before I notice a tiny dot that could be detritus and is actually a pod.

Point is.... I bet there are pods in your chaeto, wether you see them or not. Dunk it in fresh water... you'll see them dying and falling out!!! jk.


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Old 01/12/2008, 09:51 PM   #13
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I bought some chaeto for my new tank, and stupidly threw it into the water even before I had added the salt (rookie mistake). Immediately I saw pods start falling dead out of the chaeto, but I added salt and the pods returned and apparently survived. Sometimes I see a big one crawling around right away, and sometimes I have to stare for quite a while before I notice a tiny dot that could be detritus and is actually a pod.

Point is.... I bet there are pods in your chaeto, wether you see them or not. Dunk it in fresh water... you'll see them dying and falling out!!! jk.
I agree that the cheato you buy comes with alot of pods--

but as far as fresh water dipping cheato--I'll pass


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Old 01/13/2008, 08:26 PM   #14
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Just go my pods from Reefscavengers, have not seen anything yet. Only been couple days, another order due in tomorrow.


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Old 01/13/2008, 09:07 PM   #15
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i ordered quite a bit (i think 200) from reefscavengers a few days ago. I also ordered brine shrimp eggs and a hatchery so i can start growing fish food. We'll see how it goes.
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Old 01/13/2008, 09:17 PM   #16
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If you have a friend that has an established tank, you can have him/her seed a rock or some sand for you. Get a cupful of sand from their tank and add it to yours. You can also, take one of your most porous rocks and put it in their tank for a few days.

You can also check to see if one of your local Reef Speciaty stores carry Reef Nutrition. You can buy a bottle of Tigger pods and add them to your sump.

This should do it.


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Old 01/14/2008, 03:00 PM   #17
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I did get some Tigger pods, but they are not live. I got them for my blenny until the live stuff arrives (which should be tomorrow). Surprizingly, he doesn't mind the refridged stuff. Having a friend help would be great, but I havn't met anyone local that has a salt tank. I'm sure that there are, and I've put out feelers, but I haven't heard of anyone.


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Old 01/14/2008, 03:10 PM   #18
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The Tigger pods should be live. I'd get a refund, if possible.


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Old 01/14/2008, 03:17 PM   #19
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I went to look at the bottle, and my mistake, it's Arctipods. Says live feeds, but I haven't seen them move. Who knows. The 100% sure live ones will be here soon.


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Old 01/14/2008, 03:32 PM   #20
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I think ArctiPods aren't supposed to be live.


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