Setting up a Copepod tank.

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    PringlesLFE Mmm...Salty.

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    I have an old Aqueon 2.5 Gallon tank and want to set up a copepod tank. If I put some LR rubble/pieces in it with a little bit of sand, would I be able to cultivate them?
    If so, I'm also curious what can you keep in a copepod tank? Might be a stupid question but I'm just curious if there's some kind of invert or tiny fish I could keep in the tank with the copepods just to add a nice little touch.

    Thanks everyone.
     
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    Yes that would be great to grow them in. You could also throw a piece of cheato in there for them. They just need a little flow and i think they would be able to live off the cheato growing in there so you wouldnt have to worry about feeding them.

    Liveaquria.com has a secion of nano fish so you could look there, but you could also put a shrimp in there too. However, im not sure if they would eat the copepod and you would still have enough for your other tank.
     
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    I just ordered a hang on back refugium to do this same thing. Do you need to seed the copepods?
     
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    All you really need to get the pods going,is a little bit of live rock and some live sand from an estabilished tank.
     
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