How to increase copepods

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  1. devesh.r

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    Hey guys.

    My tank is running for about 3months now and i have not seen any copepods as yet or if there is any . how do i get them to increase in my tank.
    Thanks
     
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  3. FrancoisJou

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    If you buy decent live rock there should be copepods on/in it.

    Do you have any Livestock in the tank? Fish also eat copepods, so that could be reason why they are gone.
     
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    Try watching the sand bed late at night (after lights out) with a red light.

    A refuge with some chaeto will also contribute.
     
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    hi

    i have a 4ft tank around 280l with a ts1 and (np pellet reactor runing for 1 weeke now) 20kgs live rock(kenya)
    the rock seem good as there are alot of stuff starting to grow on them.
    I have
    1x cleaner wrasse.
    1x clown fish
    1x humbug damsel
    1x dotty back
    1x fire fish
     
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    I know cleaner Wrasses eat copepods.

    I have read websites that say you should have between 1lbs and 2 lbs per gallon of water. Roughly 1-2kg of liverock per 10l of water. So you probably have too little liverock in your tank. I've got a 132l nano with 16kgs of liverock in it.

    Do you have a sump? Some liverock in there will keep your pods from being eaten?
     
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    I have allways had copepods, but not a lot. I started feeding my fish and corals more about 3 weeks back. Since then I saw a definate increase in number of copepods.
     
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    Buy some new glasses!
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    I also have so few pods in the DT now days.. Sad lol
     
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    Take a torch and shine it on different areas of your live rock and sand at night. If your fish are eating them then that will be the time that they all come out ;)
     
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