ive devised a well thought out plan for raising these planktonic young of ahabs... the way this will work is this... step one. unplug sump return just before eggs hatch. this way i wont have to worry about the young going through the filtration and skimmer. i will leave the skimmer running in the sump though. step 2 only run 1 or 2 802 powerheads in the tank with the big cylinder filter on bottom of them to prevent the young from being sucked into the powerheads. step 3 im getting the reefbugs this afternoon for the food source. i am also getting a large amount of acheatomorpha algea and kalearpa for the bugs to live and breed in. step 4 once the eggs hatch i will used a hose with a similar filter that is being used on the bottom of the 802s to syphon off water for water changes. the water that is syphoned of will replace the still running sump water which will in turn be pumped into the tank. this way i can keep recycling the water and not have to worry about losing any young to filtration or at least keep it to a minimum. this will also allow the skimmer to clean the tank water still. once the syphoning is complete and all the sump water is moved to the tank and tank water to sump i will turn off the sump return again and repeat the process in a week. i will continue to do this untill the young become benthic then i will return to normal operation and just as a safety precaution i will put a sponge over the teeth of the overflow. i will also try seperating some of the young while in both the planktonic stage and the benthic and put them in their own individual tanks to try and give them a little more personal attention. hopefully by doing this i will keep most of the planktonic young alive and i will only have to worry about cannablism. (and the stupid cardinals if i cant catch them ... and if i cant i will keep them well fed enough that they wont want to mess with the babies). hopefully by doing this i will also be able to keep the water quality high enough that the tank wont crash... anyway thats my plan so far and if anyone else has any suggestions please tell me. this will be a first time adventure for me and i just hope it works... i know its almost impossible to raise planktonic young but i think with these reefbugs ive actually got a chance at an ample food supply... anyway any input will be great.