Felicia's 30 Gallon Seahorse Tank - Seahorses have arrived!!!

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  1. aqua-nut

    aqua-nut Supporting Member

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    Have you seen the new 'Coral' magazine? All about them ponies! There's a great pic of a tank full of babies. SOOOOOoooooo cute!
     
  2. HiFidelity

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    Felicia, was that gorgonian frag at the last swap yours? (orange with white polyps) I picked it up and it's my very first gorgonian to have, I don't feed it anything, I have it in a good flow area and every week or so when algae manages to grab a hold of it I give it a few squirts or brush off the algae, seems to be doing good but I would love some advice if there is anything else I should be going.

    I read in several forums that with most people they only last about a year or so until they die, I'd like to make this puppy last as long as possible :)
     
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    I saw that the new issue is seahorses, but I don't have a subscription. I just bought a subscription today so I'd get access to the online copy immediately. The order just has to process and then I should be able to access the digital copy tomorrow :)
     
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    I actually didn't make it to the last member swap, so its not a frag from me. However, I do have a yellow finger gorgonian in my tank, so I can tell you what I do to care for it. I have only had it for like a month and a half though, so I'm still unsure how it will do long term. They're NPS, so I would definitely say that you need to start feeding it. I feed my tank a mix of Phytoplex and Marine Snow everyday and then feed Coral Frenzy every other day. Otherwise, it sounds like you have it right with the good flow and algae removal.
     
  5. HiFidelity

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    Aha I guess I am feeding it (not directly) since I dump a mix of coral food in the tank once or twice a week, I totally forgot who it came from I just remember it was the only of its kind there
     
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    patchin Facilities / Event Coordinator

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    Check out the last issue of Reef Hobbyist Magazine. Has an article on NP corals.
     
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  7. Lawrence Yang

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    all of those gorgonians are ridiculously gorgeous! such an awesome seahorse set up!
     
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    Time for a LONG overdue update!

    Angled FTS 3/14/14
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    Do you see Pixie (the seahorse)?
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    Coris Wrasse. He never holds still so he's always blurry in photos.
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    Pixie
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    Mushies!
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    Spirals
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    Red ball sponge with encrusting zoanthids
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    Its so fluffy!
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    Zoanthids
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    Ric garden
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    I love the big polyps on this one [​IMG]
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    And a video of me feeding the seahorses live brine shrimp.


    Also, I added a male yellow coris wrasse to eat the annoying red flatworms in this tank. Here's the new coris wrasse.
     
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    What a beautiful tank! I've never seen spiral wire corals, I had to look them up. Those are awesome!
     
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    Thank you! They're very cool, unique corals. Mine are from Aquatic Collection. They get them in pretty frequently.
     
  12. bondolo

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    Really beautiful tank Felicia.
     
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    Thanks so much, Mike!
     
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    How often do you feed those gorgs? and by what method?? Ive always wanted to try them!
     
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    The majority of the gorgonians are photosynthetic, but I have two NPS gorgs and then the spirals wires, sponges, and christmas tree worms all have to be fed. I usually feed once a day with a mix of Phytoplex and Marine Snow. Then every couple days I add in some Reef Frenzy or frozen coral blend food.
     
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    Your seascape is just so stunning and I love the video of the ponies gobbling up the live brine shrimp! I look at your tanks and am speechless!
     
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    Thank you, Geneva! I like how different this tank is from my other tank with all the gorgonians :) I'm glad you enjoy the video!
     
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    So has that wrasse put any dent into the flatworm population? Does he eat them at all?
     
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    I assume he's eating the flatworms because he doesn't eat the frozen mysis I feed the seahorses and he isn't getting skinny. He's fat and happy, so he must be eating something. However, there are still a TON of flatworms. I think they've decreased some though, and I've been working on suctioning them out at water changes, so hopefully over time we can decrease the population to a reasonable level.
     
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    Looooooove the tank! Where did you get the spiral gorgonians?!

    Lovely tank... Jealous
     
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