How do I Acclimate my Copepods?
Hobbyists are often told to carefully acclimate new additions to their aquarium. Fish and inverts such as snails and shrimp need to be acclimate (corals do not), but what about copepods? Are you supposed to drip acclimate them or float them? Do they ...
Will my filtration / pumps kill the Copepods?
A lot of hobbyists, especially those with a mandarin or other finicky fish, find themselves concerned that their pumps or filtration system will kill copepods, causing a smaller population. Is this something you should be worried about, or is it ...
Are Copepods a Good Sign?
There are tons of little critters and creatures that can make their way into your aquarium. Some are good, others are neutral, and some are very bad. Some will help keep your aquarium clean, while others will feast on your corals. It can be hard to ...
Pods & Phyto are Not like Fish or Coral
Copepods and phytoplankton are much hardier than fish and coral and they are much easier to ship, too. That is why we can offer such low shipping rates and free shipping. In their natural environment, which is the ocean, they have evolved to be ...
Why is My Chaeto Brittle or Crumbling?
Growing macroalgae in your aquarium as part of your filtration system can prove to be very beneficial. Macroalgae such as chaeto can help with nutrient export, gas exchange, providing a habitat for copepods, and cleaning the water of harmful ...