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

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  1. FeliciaLynn

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    It has a suction cup to stick it to the tank or sump to light the fuge. I'm going to leave a window in the black paint on the back of my tank for it to shine through into the fuge compartment.

    http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/jbj-nano-glo-led-refugium-light.html
     
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    Sounds like a great idea, although I think you could only keep one seahorse in a 12 gallon. Most sites recommend 10 gallons per seahorse minimum, but ideally 30 gallons for a pair. Unless of course you do dwarf seahorses, then you could have a bunch in there. They just need live baby brine multiple times a day which is a lot of work.
     
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    Yeah unfortunately. A lot of people seem to really like it though and I need something I can mount to the back of the tank.
     
  4. zeroinverse

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    Velcro, double-stick tape, plastic hooks over back edge of tank to a "holder", ... ^_^
    Sorry, el-cheapo DIY guy talking here.
     
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    Yeah, I normally am too. I splurged for once since I'm doing so much other DIY stuff on this tank. Oh well, probably overpaid for that.
     
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    I was really thinking you would DIY the light(s) since you did such a good job on the 30
     
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    I probably should have! Thing is though, I wanted to order through BRS because I wanted to get their dry rock. I used it in the main tank and really like it. BRS's shipping is ridiculously expensive unless you hit the $175 minimum. My shipping cost before I hit the minimum to get free shipping was going to be like $73. Someone suggested that light so I threw it in to make the minimum for free shipping. Better than paying $73 in shipping. BRS is a pain on the shipping front.
     
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    Man we blew this up to 6 pages in no time!
     
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    Seriously. Apparently DIY and seahorses are popular topics. :)
     
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    For future reference, I almost always have something (only $11.61 worth at the moment as it turns out) in my BRS cart that could be added to help get past the free shipping threshold.
     
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    Good to know! I actually ended up canceling my BRS order because a friend on NR offered me her used JBJ Nano Glo light for only $15. I had realized a few more little things I should have ordered for this build, so I cancelled the order and then re-ordered the same stuff minus the light and plus a few little things to hit the $175 mark. Its all taken care of now, but in the future, I'll have to go in with you guys so that we can hit free shipping. Usually I need just a few things and shipping comes out to like $20.
     
  12. zeroinverse

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    Check out RC. I periodically post "request for BRS orders" ^_^
     
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    Yeah, this would be a good idea. Maybe we can get orders in on a somewhat regular basis so that everyone's schedules are aligned to make a purchase. We'll have to post something in the Group Buys sub-forum.
     
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    You should post that on BAR as well because I don't ever check RC. :)
     
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    Yeah, I know there are things I need regularly like B-Ionic, epoxy, frag plugs, etc. that are cheaper to buy on BRS except for the shipping part. If we could get a regular group order going, that would be awesome.
     
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    I figured it was time for a photo. Lily (the 8 lb cat) is there for size perspective :D
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    It's a trap!
     
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    Cats on display eh? :)

    Where you buying your seahorses from?

    And do you know if the guy in Danville SanRamon is still selling?
     
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    I'll probably end up getting mine online from either seahorsecorral.com or southwatchseahorse.com

    I found one guy on craigslist in the bay area. I forget exactly where he is located though. I e-mailed him to ask about his seahorses and this is what he said,
    "Hi Felicia,

    I’ve been breeding now for a few years and have decided to take a break. I still have around 50seahorses left to sell, which could take another month. Demand in the summer is usually low. Check back in August, I should have a few left.

    Rob"
     
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    Someone should hit up BRS to become a BAR sponsor. A monthly or bi-monthly group buy sounds awesome!
     

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