How do I Acclimate my Copepods?
Particularly for animals that live in water, jumping from one environment to another--even if quite similar physically and chemically--can present serious stress. Yes, “pods” (copepods, amphipods, etc.), are known to be incredibly resilient and ...
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Why is My Chaeto Brittle or Crumbling?
Good water flow allows the algae to efficiently release wastes as well as take in nutrients and carbon dioxide. It's very high surface area (the result of its thin, wiry form) helps with this. However, if water movement through the mass is weak, the ...
Will my filtration / pumps kill the Copepods?
Copepods are very hardy marine organisms accustomed to the strong ocean currents found on natural coral reefs. Typically the water movement in an aquarium is significantly less than in the ocean. Copepods have no problem navigating your aquarium, ...
How do I Acclimate my Macroalgae?
The first thing you might be wondering is, "should I acclimate my macroalgae?" Absolutely, you should! It's true, macroalgae don't experience all the same types of stress that fish or invertebrates do during shipping. However, they can and do get ...