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Old 03-26-2011, 01:41 PM   #1
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auto food feeder and fake decorations.

Ok first question, Will an automatic fish feeder work for frozen mysis shrimp or is it just for dry food? I understand that the shrimp wont be frozen so that could be a problem. Any one tried or know someone who has?

Second question, I want to buy some fake decorative plant's and things for my sea horses to hang on to, and to decorate just because all I have is rock. Will this affect my tank in anyway? or my sea critters? I just didn't know if I could with saltwater compared to freshwater.
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it's just for dry food.
no, plastic plants won't effect the tank negatively. as a matter of fact, seahorses require some sort of "branchy" terrain to hold on to as far as i've heard.
just rinse them off before adding them.
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I told my husband that I want more color in the tank. and that's a problem im having. Right now we have a 20 gallon tank until we get a big one so we are testing this out before buying big one. I have 2 harlequin shrimp, 2 sea horses, a peppermint shrimp, 2britle stars and a goby. just need advice for decorating real or fake
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It might help make things pop out more if you had a background.
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It might help make things pop out more if you had a background.

You mean like one of those pictures you tape up behind the tank? I need some thing for the sea horses to cling to there is this live rock I want that looks like a tree branch I just need to find them. I just want some coloful plants that that can have some cohabitation with each other.
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You could grow some macro algae maybe. Or I you have the money and time a reef tank with acros and stuff.
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Sorry for double post but, the background could be painted, or plain construction paper like I have( I'm a very cheap person lol). I have seen 3d backgrounds too. They look cool.
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hmmmm interesting. we are things of getting another tank a lot bigger so maybe thats what we will do.
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I love the looks of some macros. It is really beautiful. If you ever get a sump you will love chaeto.
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did you know that those harlequin shrimp need to be fed starfish? that's all they eat.

-fake or real plants, it doesn't matter. they just need something to hold on to.
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