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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Hi all, I have a 220g reef tank set up,maybe 150# live rock, running well last couple years. Ive started small tanks to culture phytoplankton and pods to be able to continuously feed and increase tank pod population. Id love to put 1 or more Mandarins in the tank, but wondering how many I can...
  2. Reef Fish
    As the title asks, whats the best type of pods to buy for a mandarin goby. He has been in the tank for about a week. He eats all day and night, and has put on some weight since ive had him. Id like to keep my good luck going and buy some pods this weekend. Whats types, not necessarily brands...
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    I am new to the salt water community and was curious about setting up a refugium. I have a 36 gallon bow tank with only two clowns and I eventually want to add a mandarin goby (5-6 mnths). Now from what I understand they like to eat copepods. So if i setup a 20 gallon refugium with copepods and...
  4. The THINK Tank
    I have some questions about copepods. 1. Should I make a 20 gal refugium to house them so they can expand and feed my tank fish considering my fish will be: Dwarf Flame Angel Clowns Pistol Shrimp Diamond Goby or Mandarin Goby Blue Damsel 2. How many copepods should I buy to have a steady...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    So I have a EXTREMELY weird question, I moved a spotted mandarin goby to a bigger tank that has less pods, almost none. The tank it was in before with covered in Copepoda and amphipods so I was worried he would starve. I made sure he was eating for the first week and was happy to see he ate...
  6. Reef Fish
    Will Lenny survive in my new 6 gallon tank? (First fish ever owned) She lives with a star fish and five small hermit crabs. The tank holds ten pounds of live rock and has a live sand substrate. I currently do 20% water changes every other day to keep nitrates tolerable. She spends her days...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    So after getting my coral issue back in line ( calc alk problem) I've been watching my tank to get copes going, I was about to buy a batch of 2000 for the refuge and main tank ( 75g tank 33 long refuge) when I noticed a couple on the rocks. So I've been keeping track of them for about a month...
  8. Reef Fish
    I have a friend that has had one eating frozen food for three years byt everywhere online says they only eat copepods, so whats up? Can i have advice plz?
  9. Reef Fish
    I bought a Mandarin goby about a week ago, he's hanging out in the QT tank right now and I have been adding pod, live brine shrimp and pellets in there nightly, but he doesn't seem to notice them. He has been hiding behind one of the rocks since I got him. What do I do? Should I be concerned...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    So I fed this morning, today was some brine shrimp with a little bit of flakes mixed in there, so I was watching them eating just making sure that they're still doing good ya know and I see "Ricardo" "my daughter named the mandarin" come out and check out the food and just starts going to town...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    I have a scooter blenny and a spotted mandarin goby in my tank and ive just added a green mandarin goby to the mix. Since adding him the spotted mandarin seems to have his radar up and i was curious if they would have issus? It any general description of these dragonettes it says they dont...
  12. Reef Fish
    Got a nice almost 2 yr established aquarium finally got one of the fish that made me fall in love with saltwater, i got some pods on the way and hopefully he thrives and lives for a long time..... and the most important thing my wife loves him already:dance:
  13. General Reef Discussion
    http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=15+1635+551&pcatid=551 My LFS has a pretty decent deal of this beautiful little guy however I have some concerns in regards to his care level and requirements. Please provide feedback.
  14. General Reef Discussion
    ok, ive had my mandarin for about a year now, and hes done great! but ever since ive got my copperband, hes changed. hes .losing his color. and i think its because of the cb. he ocasionaly picks at him, and the mandarins lost his color. wats goin on!!
  15. General Reef Discussion
    Ok, so when i got home i saw a pretty surprising sight. My copperband pickin at my snails(not a big surprise) and at my Mandarin Goby!!(big surprise). my question is this: 1. why hes dooing it? 2. is he just hungry?
  16. General Reef Discussion
    So there's tons big pods everywhere in my tank which has been running for 9 months and is a 100 gallon tank with 150 lbs LR, even if it's a good time to add one I probably wont for another month or two or three lol, but I was just wondering when would be good time to add one?
  17. Reef Fish
    I just got a beautiful mandarin goby today and i also got Tigger pods i put 3/4 of the bottle in today with the light off when half my fish were asleep and i inserted the tigger pods in the crannys of the live rock with a Eye dropper. and some straight into the water. My question is will these...
  18. Reef Fish
    i have a question about buying dragonets, and i dont' think it's one of the usual dragonet questions either, which seem to be about tank size, feeding, pods, "training" onto frozen/pelleted/flake foods etc my question is about quarrantine. do you have to qt a mandarin dragonet, considering...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    I was thinking about trying one in the tank. I have copepods and rotifers in the tank, with one clown, one damsel, and one royal gamora and about 25lbs of live rock.
  20. General Reef Discussion
    Hello everyone, I have 90g 115# LR, 3-4" LSB (see profile pics) and it is teaming with copods and micro-organisms. I currently have a green mandarin and he is very very happy. Swims around everywhere, loves being the center of attention, and his belly is stuffed. The question I have is will a...
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