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Old 09-19-2011, 05:30 PM   #971
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I have not read the article yet but sea horses was one of our first sw talks and figured we had to keep them in a species only tank.

Yet another article to read. How serious are u about seahorses?
Pretty serious... Going to read article as soon as I get home...
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Old 09-19-2011, 06:20 PM   #972
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You have to be careful with wht you add with them, their bodies are really flimsy and they swim up right, almost bobing up and down which makes them a really slow swimmer. They are not at all fast so when feeing time comes along and there is another fish by the time they swim to it, it'd be gone. Poor things would starve. Then the issue with flow as well, dont want to much to blow them away!
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Old 09-19-2011, 06:40 PM   #973
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You have to be careful with wht you add with them, their bodies are really flimsy and they swim up right, almost bobing up and down which makes them a really slow swimmer. They are not at all fast so when feeing time comes along and there is another fish by the time they swim to it, it'd be gone. Poor things would starve. Then the issue with flow as well, dont want to much to blow them away!
Yeah... It'd be a species only, maybe some goby or blennies... I'll defiantly do my homework...
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Old 09-19-2011, 06:45 PM   #974
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Well, came home to every fish out and about! It was awesome for the 5 secs it lasted... Lol... The clowns where exploring, fox face and tang running around, and the damsels off in the corner... Lol... On the sad note, lost a damsel... It was the weaker one, so not sure if it got taken out... It wasn't lookin like the others in the QT... Cuc all but left pieces, so couldn't tell what exactly happened.... But tank looks awesome and running great... Next thing is the new sump tomorrow..... Get new titanium heater and I'll be ready to go...
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Old 09-19-2011, 07:08 PM   #975
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If you keep any corals you need to keep check on both your Alk and calcium.
I measure calcium but never really alk. I do bi weekly 30% water changes and dose calcium when it drops under 400 ppm. Coralline is exploding and my LPS have been fragged several times. I don't see a need to measure Alk if nothing goes awry without my knowing it.
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Old 09-19-2011, 07:15 PM   #976
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I measure calcium but never really alk. I do bi weekly 30% water changes and dose calcium when it drops under 400 ppm. Coralline is exploding and my LPS have been fragged several times. I don't see a need to measure Alk if nothing goes awry without my knowing it.
I'm surprised you are having to dose calcium if you are doing a 30% water change twice a week in a 28 gallon.You shouldn't have to dose anything.
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Oh I thought bi weekly meant every other week. My bad haha.

googled it just now out of curiosity...seems it is every 2 weeks.
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Old 09-19-2011, 07:27 PM   #978
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Oh I thought bi weekly meant every other week. My bad haha.

googled it just now out of curiosity...seems it is every 2 weeks.
LOL,I googled it to,seems it has two definitions ,we are both right.Anyway doing the 30% "every two weeks"if you are having to dose calcium ,your alk level might be staying low.You might want to check.
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Old 09-20-2011, 08:35 AM   #979
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Woke up today and got to see the Tang running around. As soon as he saw me he just stopped and stared... Didn't run or hide. Few seconds later he went back to swimming in the currents... lol. Awesome personality!
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Woke up today and got to see the Tang running around. As soon as he saw me he just stopped and stared... Didn't run or hide. Few seconds later he went back to swimming in the currents... lol. Awesome personality!
Lol thats awesome! My tang has adhd I swear. He NEVER stops swimming, and its never the same pattern
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