Been very naughty - I got some new life in my 2nd tank - the 1.2 metre :-)

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    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    Here you are folks..... our new kids...... A LOT OF WORK AHEAD of US:

    I know..... I know.... leave the preaching for another day ;-)

    Basically - the tank is my old Jewel 300 (300 litre) without sump.
    I have a DSB in tank, with quite a bit of live rock in the tank..... I have placed my old WeiPro SA-2013 skimmer with a 3000 litre/hour pump on it, IN TANK (no sump at all)...

    So, I have a FOWLR tank......

    With these:
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    Hippocampus Comes - a.k.a Tiger Tail Sea horses....
    And a striped pipe-fish, for company.....



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    jacquesb Thread Starter Retired Moderator

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    Wow thats cool man!
    Any hangon skimmers on the system?
    I would really love to start up a tank like that but sea horses need live food :(
     
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    Congrats, welcome to the world on work.....

    Looks like you got too females there bud? could you provide a close up of pic 3 to confirm?
     
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    from the 1st batch of pics
     
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    OK - I have thousands of pods in the tank, busy breeding artemia naupli, and have gotten hold of some (hopefully) broodstock live artemia....
    I have also spent about 16 houts reading up on our new kids....
    I have already started trying to "train" them to eat frozen mysid.....
    No luck yet, after 3 days, but I will continue until I succeed.....


    OK - shoot with your questions/comments/advice.....
     
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    What other options are available for these guys in terms of feeding? Is there any ready made food for them?
     
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    Nice!!

    Those are some pretty mean looking aiptasia's you got there! :lol:
     
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    Hi - thanks guys....

    lIghty - I was not sure - I studied their anatomies..... the one, which clearly have an indentation at the "belly" and is more dull colored, definitely seems to be a female.
    The other one, is far more "brightly" colored (more yellow and darker grey/brown/black coloration) and does not have a clear indentation. But, I am not sure either whether I can see the pouch either.....
    The abdominal fins on the 2 ponies differ very much as well....

    I will try and see if I have a more close-up picture of the "darker" one of the 2....

    BTW: I have started with arranging the live food....

    lIghty - I have also today bought 2 pairs of guppies, and acclimatized them to semi-salt water.... hopefully they will breed, and the babies be slightly used to salty water, enabling them to survive until such time that they can become pony food in the pony tank...

    AND hopefully I can breed the live mysid as well... I have been reading up on breeding mysid as well....

    I already have my 1st batch of artemia nauplii busy hatching....
     
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    I know Matt - this was my "aptaisia farm" before it became a pony tank..... At the very least, they are awesome filters for the tank water....

    Mekaeel - no - you do not get "prepared food" for them.... the live food I have mentioned are what they are supposed to be fed.....

    Also - I have an IN-TANK SKIMMER running.......... No hang-on skimmer.....
     
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    Cool, thanks Jacques. Reason i ask,i've got a Starfire cube and want to make into a Seahorse tank.
     
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    congrats Jacquesb, looks amazing
     
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    lIghty - I just had a look again at the pics. The 1st pic of the 2nd batch shows (although the pic is a little bit blurred) the belly of the "darker" one which I think MIGHT be a male.....

    What species do you keep? The same? Also H. Comes? If so, could you please perhaps post a pic of one of your males and females?
     
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    Thanks Burt..... I appreciate it.

    Mekaeel - StarFire glass is REALLY awesome.... This Jewel Rio 300 I got when we lived in The Netherlands.... I too has starfire glass.... with black silicone! The glass is much clearer than my other tank's glass....
     
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    Comes, but 1 pair could be kuda but leaning more to the come. I'll try find a pic.
     
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    tThe other is def a female, any chance of a pic more square from the side but with a slight front angle....if that makes sense?
     
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    hope this helps, pic of one of my males.

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    Looking good JACQUES i was very tempted to take as well but with my flow i dont think so
     
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    Very interesting project on your hands here Jacques. good luck, they are awesome creatures :)
     
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