update on reef bugs

Discussion in 'Octopus Care' started by joefish84, Jun 9, 2006.

  1. joefish84

    joefish84 Sepia elegans Registered

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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
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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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
     
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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
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Do you have any idea what a bag will sell for?

    Nancy
     
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    That could be very useful for my project to. Were did you get them?

    -Tom
     
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    joefish84 Sepia elegans Registered

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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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