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Old 03/10/2008, 02:03 PM   #201
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Hello Matt, i dont now if they produce resting eggs i never look at this. I cant test moina with Tiger Pods we dont have these copepods in Germany
IrisundUdo,

Were you ever able to determine if the Moina Salina lay viable resting eggs, and do you know of anyone stateside that has aquired them. I have been on the lookout for quite a while for these with no luck. If you can help I would greatly appreciate it.

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Old 05/04/2008, 09:10 PM   #202
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Thanks for the info, it is great!


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Old 05/05/2008, 12:10 PM   #203
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Have people checked out the so-called Golden Pearls?


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Old 06/10/2008, 01:52 AM   #204
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Given that most aquarists don't have immediate access to beaches, I don't disagree with individual collectors doing what the previous poster suggested. But I disagree with the proposals that plankton and inverts should be harvested from the wild and sold. They're not endangered because the populations haven't declined - yet. I make frequent trips to Hawaii for work and while diving have seen a noticeable decline due to collection of reef-fishes and tide-pool inverts there over the years. Our hobby definitely can have a negative impact if we're not careful. Additionally, many inshore habitats (particularly tide-pools, mud-flats, etc) are key nurseries for young fish. Again, not a problem if only a few people do this but exporting it in quantity for profit is almost certainly not sustainable. Given many of these critters can be readily grown at home people should be encouraged to pursue aquaculture.

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Old 06/10/2008, 02:40 PM   #205
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What, checking out Golden Pearls? can you link or quote the post your referring to?


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Old 07/30/2008, 04:33 PM   #206
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Otohime is way better than Golden Pearls. IMO !


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Old 10/28/2008, 04:56 PM   #207
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wow I seem to just be digging a deeper and deeper hole as I read on....

I hope to one day have my clowns spawn, when they do I wanted to be ready with rotifers. As I read on here I can't seem to figure out what to do. I was rather set on starting to grow my own phyto (via the book "clownfishes), then I read it is easier and cheaper in the long run to buy instant algea....?

For now I would like to concentrate on growing phyto then move on to rots..

so I guess my question is should I be growing or buying phyto?

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Old 10/28/2008, 05:46 PM   #208
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It depends on your budget. I say buy phyto. That being said I'm cheap and I grow it.


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Old 10/28/2008, 05:53 PM   #209
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I am also cheap so it seems the better (cheaper) way to go is to grow it?
BTW I read alot of your thread (that rymes) and seems you starter from knowing very little to be quit successful! I hope I can do the same, how hard is it rasing clowns over all?


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Old 10/28/2008, 05:54 PM   #210
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so I guess my question is should I be growing or buying phyto?
Buying definitely if you only plan to raise clowns by now.


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Old 11/18/2008, 07:37 AM   #211
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great thread... i was wondering if there is something like the zinn reactor available in the states for not mega bucks... i would like a in-stad unit to dose using dosing pumps a small amount throughout the day.. it would haveto be able to be left for say a week if went away....

anything like that around?


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Old 12/17/2008, 02:18 AM   #212
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I guess you can use a small powerhead, HOWEVER, you got to protect the input from sucking in nauplii.
So IMHO- I would use an airpump and stone
Thanks so much for your articles; I am just getting started with reef tanks.


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Old 12/19/2008, 03:38 PM   #213
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so I guess my question is should I be growing or buying phyto?

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ime iwould do both,i feed the rotifers with reed rotifer diet but also keep a couple of live nanno cultures on the go,i use these to color the larvae tank water a pale green
,this keeps any uneaten rotifers alive,absorbs ammonia and enables the larvae to judge the distance to to prey




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Old 03/01/2009, 09:59 PM   #214
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This may sound like a dumb question, but I just started my phyto culture a few days ago and i seem to have a problem with it settling after mixing the bottles up. I only disrupt the culture twice a day so it stays settles most of the time. Is this normal?? Could it be due to the fact I have the 2L soda bottles with the dimples on the bottom? Any advice would help!


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Old 03/02/2009, 05:52 AM   #215
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Are you aeriating the culture steph? keeping a light amount of air bubbles going keeps everything suspended in the culture.


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Old 03/02/2009, 11:01 AM   #216
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Hmmm....that's weird, I definitely have a constant stream of air bubbles going to my system. I even turned it down to the recommended 10-20 bubbles/second.


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Old 03/11/2009, 12:32 PM   #217
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I use very strong aeration,a dedicated small air pump for each bottle,no air stones.


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Old 04/29/2009, 06:56 AM   #218
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Hi again. I just got done reading fmarini's articles on cultivating phytoplanktons, rotofers, and brine shimp. In those articles he talks abou using 2L soda bottles. I understand about areation but do you have to cut the bottom of the bottle off? some images looked like you do, some look like you don't. My next question is about clown fish. I work nights and I work crazy hours. How do I successfully feed my clownfish fry provided I've done everything else right? Do I need someone at my apt. all the time or can I feed them before work, when I get home and again when I get ready to leave again. I work 10- 11 hrs a day? One more question, where is this guy (Fmarini)? he seems smart I think his articles are interesting wonder why he hasen't contributed in a long time???


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Old 05/02/2009, 03:19 PM   #219
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For phyto and rots, keep the bottles intact sitting on their bottoms with the airline going in from the top (neck). For the brine shrimp hatching, typically the bottle is inverted (top down) in some kind of stand, and the bottom cut off. It's the homemade version of what's called an Imhoff cone. With the crazy work schedule, you would probably be best off working out a constant drip of rotifers into the larval tank that you start up each morning.


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Old 05/07/2009, 11:18 PM   #220
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Cuz he's really busy......

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Old 05/18/2009, 08:48 AM   #221
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Here is one...

http://www.seahorse.org/library/arti...ulturing.shtml

There was also a presentation at the last big national fish convention (don't remember the name). There was a post on RC about it and where to order the transcript/video of the presentation, but I guess it is older than 6 months or has been deleted as it doesn't show up in a search anymore...

I think that Dr. Frank is going to do one in the future too, not sure, but I think he is.
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Old 05/18/2009, 01:07 PM   #222
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is it a pain in the but to grow or is it just better to buy dt's
it's simple and imo is safe and reliable to use if you done your homework and strickly filtered and date/density harvest at the right time with just enough fertalizer daily it is rewarding but there are thing's you have to do in order to use it in your aquarium imo


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Old 05/18/2009, 01:31 PM   #223
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Another good reference. FAO FISHERIES TECHNICAL PAPER
will take awhile to go through that thank's


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Old 05/18/2009, 01:40 PM   #224
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nanno setups are very easy to start and fairly easy to maintain. Although mine crashed after 3 months, but I supplied about a 15 miles radius with nano for 3 months. All you need is one nanno disk, some F/2 or equiv, light, air bubbles and a clean environment and you are off. My 100G SPS tank had sponge and feather worms like you would not believe. Plus all that primary food supplied quite a population of copepodes/amphipods, etc.

Go for it!

Mysis shimp are fresh/brackish water. I'd suggest try rearing some ornamental shrimp (peppermints, etc).

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wow more great info I've been doing it the hard way for 5 year's lol I'll be needing some bigger dose's for my 200G instead of my old 20G


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Old 05/18/2009, 02:15 PM   #225
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It is now impossible to use DT's as a starter culture as they have mixed phyto strains. As far as storage even if you could grow it you will not be able to concentrate it enough or strip it enough to get the self life DT's claims.
one of the reason's why i alway's made my own alway's found home made for dosing to be much more reliable imo

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