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    tiny, tiny, tiny little bugs???

    I was looking in my tank today, and noticed 8 hundred million (or so) tiny little white bug-like things on the glass. What in the heck are these? Are they good or bad? Should I get rid of them? If so, with what (or whom)?

    The only things in my tank right now is live rock and sand. I was hoping to add critters and a fish or two soon, but with these whosits, I don't know if it's a good idea. Help!

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    Sounds like Copepods, very good sign

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    PODS...keep em ,,they're grrreat! live food

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    awesome sara! They are good news! They are important to the eco system of the tank. Alot of fish will eat them, and they'll contribute to making the sand bed 'live' too.
    I've noticed that raising kids & fish are similar: Patience & dedication really pays off!

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    hee hee aquaman you read my mind! loL!
    I've noticed that raising kids & fish are similar: Patience & dedication really pays off!

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    lol

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    So, my tank has been running for 1 month with just live rock, now I have these guys. Can I add critters or fish yet, and if so, what should I add?
    Thanks

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    It's possible that you're done cycling but I would still hold off on adding fish for a bit. I'm sorry I don't recall what size tank you said you had?

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    25 gallon tank, 25lbs live rock, DSB. My levels leveled off 4 days after I added live rock (i think it was mostly cured when I bought it). I don't want to rush into anything, but at the same time, I'd like to have action in my tank if possible. What about adding critters?

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    If your nitrates, nitrites and phosphates are 0, then you could start adding your clean up crew - crabs, snails, etc. This will get you started. Don't forget that since you don't have fish to feed, you will have to feed your clean up crew. I used a few shrimp pellets every other night.

    Vickie

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