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    Copepods Should i add them??

    Hey guys i was wondering what kind of benfits do i get if i add copepods to my refugium?

    let me know what you guys think

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    They are detritivores and they're a source of food for your fish. All you need is some live rock or cheato that already contain copepods and they'll multiply.

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    hmm ok is there a certain amount that i can have in my tank and is there certain species of them

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    I add around 2000 a month but now I'm working on a breeder tank so I will always have tons to add
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    Quote Originally Posted by 253 FISH View Post
    Hey guys i was wondering what kind of benfits do i get if i add copepods to my refugium?

    let me know what you guys think
    If you have live rock in your display tank, and have a little cover for them to live around in the sump, they will end up there.
    No need to add extra, unless you have a plan for them.

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    my mandarins and blennys lovem as do all the other fish in my tank
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    I have a mandarin and a couple other fish that eat pods. I get a bag of tisbe reef pods about once a year and a pack of amphipods & copepods about once a year and add them to my sump. They reproduce and are plenty for the fish to eat.

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    how are those bottled ones
    I always get the big juicy ones from reefs2go there huge and plump
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    I get the ones from reefs2go also.

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