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Old 12-19-2006, 06:26 PM   #21
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Seems good ... As for the skimmer you are correct in skiping it because of the bubbles . I would continue even after you are up and running using carbon as well
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Blazy got it, Tonga branch. I have a chunk in my tank. It's not too big, but if you want it, you can have it, mel! I actually took it out of my tank about a month ago, I have never put meds in my tank either. You are only a few hours away, so shipping might not be that much.
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I already went today to the LFS and bought 12 lbs of tonga rock. Thanks anyway.
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This the tank after a few days. It `s been running since Monday. All the Rock in it is cured LR. I`ll be getting the light for Christmas. I put in a few flakes to feed the nitrifying bacteria. I `ll post when I get the light.
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You may want to add a bit more branches to your system and try to make it a weave of sorts it gives them more places to hang better filtration and better grounds for pods to populate JMHHO
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Will Do. I plan on getting more tonga rock.
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Which of these would be a good hardy choice.

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I diagree sorry Mel. I have done a lot of research and have some very succesful sea horse keepers tell me that generally it is better to not have much LR if at all in a sh tank due to their tendancy to hurt themselves on the rock.

Do you know not to mix captive raised seahorses with wild collected horses or pipes?

Also, make sure you get ones that are comaptible as far as temp.

And I am sure you are aware how easily they become victims to disease due to weak immune systems.

I am sure you will do great because all the research you do! I am planning one in a year or so. The person I got much of my info. from about the LR, captive vrs. wild species etc. is a well known breeder.
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Mine did well with the ammount of rock we had ... But this is opinion ... They require alot of hitching spots ...plain and simple . I had a redi and he use to come and hitch to my pinky for feedings ..... I do agree do not mix one with the other , CB/WC specimines it is true that if in the wrong envroment they can become stressed and diseased ..... also from the reading and talking with others that I have done most (not all ) have about a 1-2 year life span ... there are so many things to yet learn with these fascinating creatures
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