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update on reef bugs

joefish84

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ok everyone im a believer...

i have never had this many pods and bugs in my tank in my life... the lights went off tonight and about an hour later there is almost a cloud of mysids shrimp and other pods covering the bottom of the tank. there is no doubt that there is plenty of food for the baby octos. i scooped up a bunch of the pods with a brine shrimp net and put them in the breeder cage with the babies and it looks like the babies are going to town on them. i guess they all hatched today also along with the baby octos. anyway ill keep yall updated still on both and let yall know how it goes
 

Nancy

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That's good news.

Do the Reef Bugs come in a bottle? How long did it take from the time you put them in the tank until you had lots of mysids and other small food?

Nancy
 

joefish84

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they come in a ziplock filled with a dried powder. you mix the powder in a cup of water and pour it into the tank. it took about a week and a half for the bugs to start showing up but now they are everywhere
 

joefish84

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i think if you look at the pictures of the first post about them there is a webadress or something on the box. i got them from my friend who owns a fish store in sumter south carolina and he is friends with the man who invented them. i was basically one of the testers of the product. and as i said before dont let the Marc weiss' name fool you, he did not develope or invent this he is just marketing it. anyway if you want i will get u in touch with my friend who is selling the stuff already i think and yall might be able to work a deal out with shipping or something
 

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