Collecting

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  1. Paul B

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    Today is a beautiful day for collecting. There are no tropical fish yet this time of the year in NY but I go for grass shrimp, worms, snails, seaweed and most of all amphipods. Those things are all over the place, especially on my anchor line. When I pull the anchor, they jump all over the boat.
    I still have a breeding population in my tank from years past but I like to refresh the supply every year. Of course I also collect bacteria from the mud but I think that is just me who does that.
    I don't usually dress as nice as this unless I am looking for shrimp with "class"
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    ...but was it a good day for doing drugs?
     
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    You got to give us the full story behinds that picture...
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  7. Paul B

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    Thats me and thats where I collect.

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    Of course the tuxedo was from my Daughter's wedding. No, it's not my car
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    Paul, I had a friend who went shrimping in his tux once - got the crab kicked out of him by trucker shrimps in baseball caps and "Earl" shirts!
    You have to be careful man:)
     
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    Thats a Rolls Royce that was for my Daughter's wedding last year.
    It aint mine.
     
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    This is where I usually gollect shrimp, amphipods, tiny anemones, fiddler crabs and blue claw crabs (for dinner)
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    Perfect fiddler crab habitat.
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    My wife waiting by the boat. (she loves me)
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    And of course friends stop by to help us finish off all the alcohol we have on board.
    Somebody has to do it.
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    Nice name for a boat Paul;)
     
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    Thanks, this is actually my second "Euphoria" Two boats ago we also had a boat we named Euphoria.

    Here is a five gallon bucket of amphipods.
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    Love Wikipedia's description- maybe the reason for the boat name?? :p

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    It may have something to do with it.
     
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    I was back on the boat all day today with my daughter and some of her friends so I went collecting. I collected 17,873 amphipods and this cool bottle that had a baby eel in it. I let the eel go because some day I may eat it in a sushi restaurant and besides they get 3 feet long, but the amphipods are in my tank, all over the place.
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    How do you catch the pods Paul, just with a net running over the rocks?
     
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    Leave catching them .... how did you count them ....... Before or or after finishing all the :peroni: on the boat :1:
     
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    :lol: I was thinking the same thing, how do you count to 17,873..... :eek: I can barely count to 100...
     
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    I had to take off my shoes and socks to count them. I may have counted one twice though. :1:

    As for collecting them, I bring a bucket and fill it with seawater, then I take rocks that are stuck in the mud and they are usually covered in amphipods. I just shake them in the bucket of water. That bottle was also covered in them. :peroni: I can easily collect millions of them and they average about 1/4" long.
    After I have as many as I want I dump out most of the muddy water and the pods stay near the bottom. I fill the bucket a few more times and dump out most of it until I have clean water with all the pods.
    Many of them are babies and inhabit every nook in my reef. They also re produce in the tank as I find them next year still in there.
    I feel they make great food for the larger fish and also the offspring feeds the corals.
    I am not a big believer of sterile tanks.:)
     
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    Yoh awesome stuff man, I only have 3 in my tank that are quiet big now, Im not sure how long they were there or how they got in, but I hope they reproduce, I dont recall seeing your setup, how big tank do you have, to have sooo many pods...
     
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