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Old 03-14-2011, 06:07 PM   #21
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Sorry I didn't see this post earlier (haven't been online much). Garden eels require at least 5"-10" of fine substrate depth, 2-3 times daily feedings of minced fish, shrimp, mussel, mysis, cyclop-eeze, etc., increased flow, and quiet surroundings. They also seem to appreciate lower light levels. I don't recommend them for home aquariums.
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Old 03-14-2011, 06:08 PM   #22
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So let me ask this....is there such a thing as a "reef safe" eel?
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Old 03-14-2011, 06:14 PM   #23
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Here's a better question, is there such a thing as "reef safe"? It's a marketing term, nothing more; everything feeds from the reef in one way or another. For a 45g I'd recommend a dwarf eel such as Gymnothorax melatremus or Pseudechidna brummeri.
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Old 03-14-2011, 06:16 PM   #24
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Lol! Fair enough!
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Old 03-14-2011, 06:27 PM   #25
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I can do about 6" and feeding is fine, seemed "reef safe" enough for me and no I haven't contacted the place I might buy them from because I'm not sure where I will get them from yet!
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Old 03-14-2011, 06:33 PM   #26
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Gm is too expensive and isn't pb like four feet long!?
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Old 03-14-2011, 06:36 PM   #27
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ha, so you are still getting one....poor mr. garden eel.
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Old 03-14-2011, 06:41 PM   #28
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I don't want to be cruel! What makes you say that? It's practically going to be a dedicated setup, and fully stable when/if I do get one!
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I have not seen the first person yet that has recommended that you get one. You have several opinions that have suggested that you dont. Innovator is one of the best on this site. I would definitely heed his advice about them not doing good in the home aquarium. JMO
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Oh, sorry, I guess I kind of got the idea in my head and stuck with it. Ok.
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