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Old 08-06-2013, 07:39 PM   #31
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Tank looks great! I plan on doing a seahorse tank middle of next year so I will be following.
Thanks Oh awesome, you have lots of time to plan/research.
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Old 08-06-2013, 08:07 PM   #32
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So here's how the tank is coming along. A few hours after I added Dr. Tim's One & Only Nitrifying Bacteria, the ammonia went to 0. It has stayed 0. Over the days the nitrate went from 20 to where it's at now, 5! I was a bit skeptical, but that stuff was a lifesaver!

I have also added a Copperband butterfly. My dad's favorite fish so I had been looking for one that ate frozen foods and finally found one. I know these are hard to keep, but there will be almost no competition for food, will be fed 2-3 times a day frozen & live foods. So I think it has a better chance than most.

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Gorgonian is finally completely open after 2 weeks of being partly open.


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Newest addition, Copper (bit camera shy)
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Old 08-06-2013, 09:48 PM   #33
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That tank is looking great! I like all the macro algae and especially that branching coralline! When are you getting the seahorse?
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Thank you. It serves as a more suitable and appealing environments for seahorses. I have my order on hold and am just waiting to get the nitrates and temp down before getting them. A LFS owner said he could get aquacultured orange/red brazilian seahorses at a really great price so maybe Wednesday I'll know if the wholesaler has them in stock.
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Sounds pretty cool
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Old 08-07-2013, 06:50 PM   #36
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I'm having a heating issue and I've pinpointed it down to either the pump or the refugium light.

I want to replace the CFL bulb/reflector w/ this LED strip. Will it be strong enough to grow chaeto & mangroves?

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Old 08-10-2013, 03:01 AM   #37
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Well I went ahead and ordered the light and an Aquatek 4 fan system to help with the heating issue.

Some random things that I've noticed:

Snails escape the tank often! In 3 days I've picked up about 8 nerite snails from the floor. They always revive.

My gorgonian shed. Didn't know that was possible, but I guess it is and it's finally opened completely.

Worst that's happened. Copper has ich! This could set back getting the seahorses

I don't want to use copper on Copper..haha..get it? I feel the hyposalinity treatment would stress him out more. The last method is transferring, but doesn't seem like a likely solution.

Can fish fight ich on their own?

If the ich disappears from Copper, I'm assuming it can still be a threat if I added seahorses?
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Got some awesome buys yesterday. A red and orange sponge and a sea pen. The sea pen moves sometimes which is really cool to watch. Going to fix the aquascape and placement of the corals, but here's how it looks now. Also ordered macroalgae.

Anyone have suggestions/references for green, yellow, or fancy marine plants?
What is the coral at the bottom left of the first picture? I really like it....
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It's a sea pen. I wouldn't have gotten it if my mom didn't buy it. Very cool coral. It buries itself completely in the sand every night and comes out in the morning. If it's appearance isn't a wow factor, that behavior definitely is (at least to me). They're filter feeders so I feed phytoplankton daily.
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It's a sea pen. I wouldn't have gotten it if my mom didn't buy it. Very cool coral. It buries itself completely in the sand every night and comes out in the morning. If it's appearance isn't a wow factor, that behavior definitely is (at least to me). They're filter feeders so I feed phytoplankton daily.
I meant to say that it is the white colored bushy plant on the front left of your tank
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