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Old 10-19-2013, 12:37 AM   #81
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Very very nice!! Great job! Advanced aquarist has a good read on seahorses if you haven't read it yet. Smart move turning off the bubbles that can harm them.
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Seahorses weren't eating and one was hiding for a time and very pale. In a last ditch effort to save them, we followed the instructions that the owner of the company gave and did a 12 minute freshwater dip then put them in a 10 gallon hospital tank. This would eliminate distractions that have been stressing them out. They still wouldn't eat until we turned off the air pump. Now they're finally eating and there's still hope they'll pull through.
Come on little seahorses, pull through! Hope they make it ok. Goodluck
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Old 10-19-2013, 10:42 AM   #83
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Aw that sucks. Did you think they were hard to keep?
Yes they required a lot of attention with live foods daily and little flow. I found it hard to keep up with the cyano because of the lack of flow. But eventually it became part of my routine and they just became beautiful little guys. It's fun to watch them hitch on to there little gracilaria hitches. Finally once everything was under control I had to rehome them.
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Old 10-20-2013, 06:07 PM   #84
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I wish. I'm a freshwater guy. Just can't quite make the jump when there's so many freshwater fish.
No problem with that
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Old 10-20-2013, 06:08 PM   #85
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Very very nice!! Great job! Advanced aquarist has a good read on seahorses if you haven't read it yet. Smart move turning off the bubbles that can harm them.
I've read it before thanks I meant power heads, never were there bubbles.
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Old 10-20-2013, 06:16 PM   #86
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Yes they required a lot of attention with live foods daily and little flow. I found it hard to keep up with the cyano because of the lack of flow. But eventually it became part of my routine and they just became beautiful little guys. It's fun to watch them hitch on to there little gracilaria hitches. Finally once everything was under control I had to rehome them.
Sounds great. Cyano problem doesn't sound fun though.
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So how are the little guys doing? Hope they are acclimating well. I've always wanted sea horses and even have a tank sitting empty with them in mind. Your tank looks fantastic and colorful. (I know a guy setting up for seahorses and his is all fake, it looks sad especially in comparison to yours). Hope they get acclimated and can get into their new home healthy and strong.
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So how are the little guys doing? Hope they are acclimating well. I've always wanted sea horses and even have a tank sitting empty with them in mind. Your tank looks fantastic and colorful. (I know a guy setting up for seahorses and his is all fake, it looks sad especially in comparison to yours). Hope they get acclimated and can get into their new home healthy and strong.
That would be cool How big is the tank? You'll want a sump and skimmer since there is so much food going in each day. That's why I upgraded to a larger tank/better filtration.


Well we're feeding 3x a day live brine and frozen mysis and doing 50% (sometimes more) water changes a day to keep ammonia down. The female is eating more than the male (kinda worried about him). But they're eating enough where it looks like they can go back in the main tank. Both are notably stressed, but at least they're making a little progress. The older the harder it is for them to adjust. Maybe it's the species too.
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I have a 90g reef with a 55g sump, I plan to just plumb it off that when the day comes. Other things are higher priority at the moment.
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I have a 90g reef with a 55g sump, I plan to just plumb it off that when the day comes. Other things are higher priority at the moment.
Cool idea or make a large display refugium and put them in there.
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