How to increase pods in ones tank.

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  1. devesh.r

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    Hi guys.

    I'm planning on adding a dragonite in my tank in the next few months.
    What would be ye best way to increase the pod in my tank from now till then.

    Thank you all.
     
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    Are you sure you want this in your tank? It gets 7 feet 3 inches tall and flies...you may need a tight fitting lid and the worlds largest pods. Do not keep with a Pikachu, as it is weak to electricity.

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    Lol @Brendan6 :lol:
    Personally would have gone with a magikarp :p
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    The best is to get the mandarin eating frozen and pellet foods and not rely solely on pods. They can demolish those in record time. An alternative is to also make the brine shrimp feeder (Paul B's invention) to help in this regards. How is your tank coming along?
     
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    Will be following this thread, want to boost my pods also.
     
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    Only way to increase the pod population is to give them a safe place to breed such as an added refugium. I have seen some very interesting breeding houses for pods made from straws.
     
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    Hanging baskets and old marg containers upside down in the sump work well too ;)
     
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    I have tried a lot of different things, what I found works best for me is makro algae in sump-refugium for hiding place plus flake food everyday, they love it. The makro-algae is obviously mainly for nutrient export but it doubles nicely as a pod hotel
     
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    devesh.r Thread Starter

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    Thank you all for your feedback. Much appreciatedm
    How would you build breeding houses for pods.
     
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    Also feed them what they need. We ship quality phytoplankton and zooplankton every Monday
     
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    Hi guys.
    What would be the best way to build a mini refugim for pods in my sump.
    See below pic.

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    Use a plastic basket that you hang from the side.

    At Plastic land they got some with a little handle that you can hook over the side.
     
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    Thank you RiaanP
    Do i just add live rock rubble in there.
     
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