Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 01-28-2007, 06:22 PM   #91
SW REEF 18+ YEARS
Community Admin
 
melosu58's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 38,249
2 more recent pics. They seem to be doing quite good and they love to eat mysis shrimp. One thing I have found out is that they love calerpa to hang onto.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 100_0567_182.jpg (56.9 KB, 128 views)
File Type: jpg 100_0568_203.jpg (43.9 KB, 117 views)
__________________

__________________

SITE ADMINISTRATOR

You can view many of my fish and corals in my photo albums in my profile.

View my tank


AA Community Rules|AA TOS

Forums 101 - posting, accounts, basics
melosu58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2007, 10:10 PM   #92
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
lando's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Savage, MN
Posts: 7,889
WOW MIKE!!! They look great. Makes me think of maybe starting a new project...I will give my wife your number and you can help me out of this one!
__________________

__________________
Some people are like slinkies...they serve no real purpose yet can still bring a smile to your face when you push them down the stairs!:p
Have a great day! Brian
lando is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2007, 11:08 PM   #93
SW REEF 18+ YEARS
Community Admin
 
melosu58's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 38,249
Be glad to help. LOL
__________________

SITE ADMINISTRATOR

You can view many of my fish and corals in my photo albums in my profile.

View my tank


AA Community Rules|AA TOS

Forums 101 - posting, accounts, basics
melosu58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2007, 08:58 PM   #94
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Michigan
Posts: 574
Hoping to get some more updates from you on this project. I believe someone else (STARFYRE?) posted she was getting some seahorses too. I think I read a post that she was going to, or all ready had baby seahorses.

I am cultivating a 90g corner tank (about 30" tall) but am real unsure about being able to handle the multiple daily feedings (work does interfere with life sometimes). Thinking about setting up another 55g just to breed critters (copepods & stuff) as a food source.

So for us less adventurous (aka super cautious) people out there - please let us know how your endeavor is going.

Thanks
__________________
kimberly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2007, 09:13 PM   #95
SW REEF 18+ YEARS
Community Admin
 
melosu58's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 38,249
So far so good Kim. You really dont need the live food unless you want the extra work. I feed mine twice a day with frozen mysis and they eat very good. You want to make sure that you get captive bred ones as the wild caught ones will only eat live foods and to me that is one headache you dont need. I think you would do good at it. Just follow mine and starfyres learn as we go threads and if you have any questions just PM me. Have a good one.
__________________

SITE ADMINISTRATOR

You can view many of my fish and corals in my photo albums in my profile.

View my tank


AA Community Rules|AA TOS

Forums 101 - posting, accounts, basics
melosu58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2007, 05:20 PM   #96
SW REEF 18+ YEARS
Community Admin
 
melosu58's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 38,249
Little update here. Having what looks like the starting of some cyano. I`m feeding twice a day. I dont see how I can feed less to SH`s. I went on down to the LFS and bought a few things. I got a better bulb then the one I had which was just a regular flourecent. I also got me 10 narsirus snails to stir up the sand in there as it is surely needed. I believe I have enough flow as the mysis just swirls around in there time after time until eaten. I also got a tiger cowrie even though that has nothing to do with the cyano. One last thing I did was to get a bag of chemi pure. It`s the resin in a bag that works better than GAC. Hopefully all these will help. I will post a pic or two in the next few days. It`s a new experience to me because I have not had any type algea in my reef tank in over 7 yrs now. I guess it`s time to put all that talk into practice. First thing up is more frequent PWC`s. Thanks
__________________

SITE ADMINISTRATOR

You can view many of my fish and corals in my photo albums in my profile.

View my tank


AA Community Rules|AA TOS

Forums 101 - posting, accounts, basics
melosu58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2007, 07:14 PM   #97
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Sadielynn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 1,835
You may find that the best treatment for the cyano in your SH tank is to manualy stir it weekly and run a tandum filter ... however you could look into a couple of cleaner shrimps to help eat the uneaten food ... you could also look into perhaps dropping the power behind the rock work to also agitate it up some. The other thing is perhaps a bit of purigen and some phosguard (running the phosguard 1 week a month ) may also help ya out a bit
__________________
Sadielynn
Nanoreefing site
2 nanos
10 gallon ~6.5 gallon custom
Sadielynn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2007, 02:12 PM   #98
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: MA
Posts: 494
As far as uneaten food goes, some folks train their horses to a feeding station. I couldn't find the pic, but recently I saw a photo online from someone who built a feeding station - a small wide plastic dish suctioned to the glass, then a clear acrylic tube, like the ones used for undergravel filter powerheads, running from the top of the water down into the cup. He placed a small strip of eggcrate on the side of the cup, where the seahorses hitch to feed. To feed, he dumps defrosted mysis into the top of the tube and it slowly sinks down the tube into the cup. With the pumps off, the food mostly stays there - the seahorses eat out of the dish and then he sucks up the uneaten food using a turkey baster. It's really a great idea. Some people use big oyster shells as feeding stations instead of plastic cups so that it isn't such an eye sore.

Something to think about. I'm starting a big seahorse tank next week (converting my 110g tall tank) and I'm going to try to set-up this type of feeding station. I'll try to send or post pics when it's done.

- Skins
__________________
SkinnyPete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2007, 02:39 PM   #99
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: MA
Posts: 494
If anyone cares - here's a whole article on feeding stations and training your horses to them.

http://www.wetwebmedia.com/ca/volume...se_feeders.htm
__________________
- Skins

-------------------------------------------------
210 gallon aggressive tank in process.
SkinnyPete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2007, 03:33 PM   #100
SW REEF 18+ YEARS
Community Admin
 
melosu58's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 38,249
Thanks Pete. Great info. I`ll check into it. I hope you are able to use some info from this thread on the start up of your SH tank. Alot of people contributed. I did add a pouch of the chemi pure to my filter Sadielynn. And yes Pete, post some picks of the whole process. Maybe even do your own SH thread.
__________________

__________________

SITE ADMINISTRATOR

You can view many of my fish and corals in my photo albums in my profile.

View my tank


AA Community Rules|AA TOS

Forums 101 - posting, accounts, basics
melosu58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
seahorse

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My 38 Gallon Diary! MrMalta Show Off/Photography 35 11-19-2008 08:30 AM
Melosu58 melosu58 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 7 06-07-2008 06:46 PM
diary of a 10g nodoubt471 Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 5 10-01-2004 10:33 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:21 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.