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Old 10-19-2013, 10:45 AM   #1
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20 gallon long sea horse tank..

Well I never did abuild thread on this system as i had no plans to build this system...First let me tell you how it started...Every year hear in Florida on the gulf coast we have scallop season..One day a freind of mine called me and toldme he had a five gallon bucket for me of scallops to meet him at the boat ramp and come get them .So I get my bucket of scallops and drive the 30 mins back to my house..after cleaning nearly the entire bucket there was a big ball of macro algae in the bottom ,after carefully looking at it there was a sea horse and star fish traped within, I thought surely they were both dead ,but to my surprise they were not . After realizing a drive to the ocean at this point was not possible I desided to give them a fighting chance.. I set up a 20 long I had ,grabed some rock from my sump on my reef tank and and filled up the tank tank had no cycle at all ,I used two small hob filters and a compact pc light... I thought they both would die due to what they been through but wanted to try to give them a chance...well four months later and two of them he would not eat he's doing great ..He only eats live ghost shrimp and brine so its twice a week to lfs for food which I don't mind...just thought I would share the story btw I run the tank bb because he eats a lot and is kinda messy. There is very minimal flow because sea horses like calm waters ...
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Old 10-19-2013, 10:51 AM   #2
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I will get some pictures up hear in a little bit..
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Old 10-19-2013, 10:55 AM   #3
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Here is my sea horse and starfish...

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Here is the whole tank ...Tell me what you guys think...
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Old 10-19-2013, 12:21 PM   #5
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Wow, great story and scape. Belive it or not, in the wild, some sea horses thrive in high current places and are actually more active.
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This guy loves to swim up to the glass and look at you...
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That's a great story, I'm glad it worked out for those two. Have you considered adding some macro algae to the tank, it will help keep nutrients down and provide the horse a nice natural habitat.
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I did I got a bunch of chualpa in there ..I think I miss spelled that..
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Old 10-20-2013, 12:18 AM   #9
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I did I got a bunch of chualpa in there ..I think I miss spelled that..
Lol caulerpa. Love the seahorse, btw! I love hearing stories like this.
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Haha, if you could get your seahorse eating a chalupa I would be impressed.
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