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Aquarium Related Classifieds : LF Complete Smaller Tank Setup

Recent Message Board Posts - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 03:49
Author: Mark Peterson
Subject: LF Complete Smaller Tank Setup
Posted: September 17 2017 at 9:49am

A seahorse tank is a very admirable idea which comes up on this forum more times than you might think. There is even an entire internet forum similar to this one that is devoted exclusively to keeping and raising Seahorses. I need to add a word of caution right up front. Keeping Seahorses requires a lot of reefkeeping skill, diligent attention and advance preparation. It's my opinion that beginning hobbyists should not try Seahorses until they have successfully kept several reef aquarium(s) for a year or more. 
Suzy is our local expert at keeping and raising Seahorses. She was, for many years, very active on this utahreefs forum and was in the WMAS Presidency. Unfortunately for us, a long time ago she had a falling out with other members of the Presidency. This is old history, but is good to be aware of when one discovers how passionate Suzy is about the hobby. So these days, Suzy doesn't come to this forum but, lucky for us, she lives in the Salt Lake valley and has her own website where a ton of info can be found. http://www.suzysreef.com
As you will see on that website, keeping Macroalgae is quite helpful in keeping Seahorses because many species live among seaweed and in sea grass lagoons. Some coral, like Photosynthetic tree Gorgonia, are ideal for Seahorse tanks. In the wild, Seahorses will be seen hanging on to Sea Fans and branching Sponge. Unfortunately for us, these two types of animals are very difficult to keep alive in an aquarium. It saddens me when I see Sponge, Sea Fans and Non-Photosynthetic Gorgonians for sale at the LFS, knowing that someone is taking them home where they will starve to death. 
Regarding feeding, it's important to provide a Seahorse tank environment where "bugs" can flourish. Many purchased Seahorses still require live food (Amphipods, Copepods, etc.) for their subsistence so a larger tank provided with conditions just right for a large population of bugs is one of the best ways to keep Seahorses. If a small tank is set up, advanced knowledge of Biofiltration, how to feed the Seahorses without polluting the tank, is critical. This is why I mentioned above that gaining moderately advanced reefkeeping skill is important before trying Seahorses. 
Also, a hard thing for the hobbyist is that Seahorses don't live long, often less than a couple years. This makes it hard when a cute horsey pet is lost so soon to old age. 
I had the opportunity to tour a Seahorse breeding facility when I lived on the big island of Hawaii, Ocean Rider Seahorse Farm. It was awesome fun.  http://www.seahorse.com
Hope this helps.Aloha,Mark  
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : LF Complete Smaller Tank Setup

Recent Message Board Posts - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 01:22
Author: p_hefe
Subject: LF Complete Smaller Tank Setup
Posted: September 17 2017 at 7:22am

What size are you looking for?
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General Discussion : Vida Rock

Recent Message Board Posts - Sat, 09/16/2017 - 16:18
Author: chuckfu5
Subject: Vida Rock
Posted: September 16 2017 at 10:18pm

Me! I grow all my zoa colonies all over it.
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : LF Complete Smaller Tank Setup

Recent Message Board Posts - Sat, 09/16/2017 - 13:59
Author: paigehinson
Subject: LF Complete Smaller Tank Setup
Posted: September 16 2017 at 7:59pm

Looking for a small saltwater setup for cheap want to do a seahorse only tank.
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General Discussion : Vida Rock

Recent Message Board Posts - Sat, 09/16/2017 - 13:15
Author: Mark Peterson
Subject: Vida Rock
Posted: September 16 2017 at 7:15pm

Recently I saw some Vida Rock in a tank I visited. Maybe it was it yours? Are you asking because you are considering it or because you have some and are wondering what can be done with it?
Aloha,Mark  
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Nano tank / stand, pump, sump for sale

Recent Message Board Posts - Sat, 09/16/2017 - 11:59
Author: paigehinson
Subject: Nano tank / stand, pump, sump for sale
Posted: September 16 2017 at 5:59pm

Is this still available
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : metal halide/hps lamps and ballasts

Recent Message Board Posts - Sat, 09/16/2017 - 05:58
Author: MasterJ
Subject: metal halide/hps lamps and ballasts
Posted: September 16 2017 at 11:58am

got a few lamps and ballasts and a couple things that people might be interested in. 
i have 1000,600 250, and 150 watt lamps.
100 bucks for the 100060 for 60045 for 25030 for the 150 sun systemduct fan 40reef link 30


















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Aquarium Related Classifieds : fish and corals for sale

Recent Message Board Posts - Sat, 09/16/2017 - 05:43
Author: MasterJ
Subject: fish and corals for sale
Posted: September 16 2017 at 11:43am

more pics
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : fish and corals for sale

Recent Message Board Posts - Sat, 09/16/2017 - 05:03
Author: MasterJ
Subject: fish and corals for sale
Posted: September 16 2017 at 11:03am

price changes and updates.
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Introduce Yourself : New into this community!

Recent Message Board Posts - Sat, 09/16/2017 - 01:24
Author: Reefer4Ever
Subject: New into this community!
Posted: September 16 2017 at 7:24am

Welcome Nathan tell us a little about your setup?
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Show Off / POTM (Picture of the Month) : September POTM

Recent Message Board Posts - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 16:17
Author: Echidna09
Subject: September POTM
Posted: September 15 2017 at 10:17pm



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Show Off / POTM (Picture of the Month) : POTM FINAL AUGUST

Recent Message Board Posts - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 16:09
Author: Echidna09
Subject: POTM FINAL AUGUST
Posted: September 15 2017 at 10:09pm

Thanks again. Happy to share :)
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General Discussion : Vida Rock

Recent Message Board Posts - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 14:29
Author: Hogie
Subject: Vida Rock
Posted: September 15 2017 at 8:29pm

Who here has vida rock in their tank currently?
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : LF Jack O Lantern Lepto

Recent Message Board Posts - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 13:45
Author: Mwells
Subject: LF Jack O Lantern Lepto
Posted: September 15 2017 at 7:45pm

I'll have a frag in a month or so.
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Red Sea Reefer

Recent Message Board Posts - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 10:57
Author: Mwells
Subject: Red Sea Reefer
Posted: September 15 2017 at 4:57pm

SOLD
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Large old coral head/live rock

Recent Message Board Posts - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 10:43
Author: Jeepj667
Subject: Large old coral head/live rock
Posted: September 15 2017 at 4:43pm

Sold. Thanks
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Equipment for sale

Recent Message Board Posts - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 07:46
Author: e46slc
Subject: Equipment for sale
Posted: September 15 2017 at 1:46pm

Stand available.  dimensions are 36Lx24Dx38H (height might be a little off, but it's around there).  Not sure what to ask, throw an offer and I'll let it go cheap.  Thanks
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : t5 ho

Recent Message Board Posts - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 06:51
Author: Mwells
Subject: t5 ho
Posted: September 15 2017 at 12:51pm

I have 6 36" Ati bulbs still in the box.

Edited by Mwells - 23 hours 8 minutes ago at 12:52pm
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Tank Threads : Not My 270 Gallon Peninsula

Recent Message Board Posts - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 06:46
Author: Corey Price
Subject: Not My 270 Gallon Peninsula
Posted: September 15 2017 at 12:46pm



Starting to glue up parts. Cardboard keeps the glue off the floor.



The sump, under the tank.



You know you're going big when the ball valve is as big as the return pump! I like the Reeflo Gold series with good Baldor motors. We're going for just under 5x water flow thru the main tank, so a Snapper return pump is a great, low maintenance, reliable pump that can be fully serviced.

Stay tuned next week for some pictures of plumbing gymnastics due to a few things in the way!
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Tank Threads : Not My 270 Gallon Peninsula

Recent Message Board Posts - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 06:38
Author: Corey Price
Subject: Not My 270 Gallon Peninsula
Posted: September 15 2017 at 12:38pm

Eddie,

Yes, it's a two-chamber. Simple. I plan to set up an algae reactor and keep the light out of the sump (and keep algae from growing in there).
Eric built in the filter sock holder but I'm not going to tell my friend to use it. It didn't cost extra.

Mark,

I like the KISS principle. Just a bubble trap, an area for a skimmer, algae reactor, heater, and that's it.
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