New here from the states!

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  1. softiegirl

    softiegirl Zoa queen!

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    Hi all! Just happened across your site while looking for new forums to see! Its nice to be able to see how things are done in another country so thanks for having me! Currently I have 2 tanks. One is a 100 gallon mixed soft-coral reef. Mainly zoas, anemones and LPS. I am running 2-250 watt 14k phoenix metal halides with 4 actinic pc's. It has a euroreef skimmer inside of a 30 gallon sump with a deep sand bed refugium full of chaeto, caulerpa and live rock. The tank has been running for 3 years now and is very happy! My second tank is a 29 biocube. It is being lit by 6 t5's and has a teensy skimmer. The tank is inhabited by 4 seahorses, 2 pipefish and many different types of crabs and shrimp as well as being a zoa-based system. It has only been up for 2 months. Here are a few pics....
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    Welcome to MASA! Nice looking tanks!
     
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    butcherman Moderator

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    welcome to MASA. Good to have you with us
     
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    Welcome to MASA…...:thumbup:
     
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    Wow what a beautiful tank!

    I love the pipefish! One day i should be able to house them!
     
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    i warm welcome softiegirl, great to have a few more states side reefers join us:) those tanks look great, youve obviously got a kind touch:)

    i must confess when i see people have pipe fish and sea horses it often gets my pulse racing, eother beacuse they arent housed correctly, or as in your case, they look like they are housed correctly and look magnificent :)

    well done on two lovely looking tanks....


    now ummmm will you send me those rics please :)


    welcome and happy postings:)

    PS a few pics of your engine room, especially the bio tank would be most intresting :)
     
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    Atilla Sponsor

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    welcome to Masa softiegirl! nice setups youve got there. i especially love the pipefish!! awesum. please elaborate on this system with regards to feeding etc
     
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    welcome to MASA Softiegirl:thumbup: lovely tank:)
     
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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    ooooohhh nice you guys are spoilt for fish and coral variety.. jealous..
     
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    softiegirl Zoa queen!

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    Thank you everyone! dont have equipment pics up yet... but the feeding schedules go as follows..... big tank get mysis , cyclopeeze, pellets, chopped clams topped with some garlic extreme, approx 3x a week. biocube gets p.e. mysis a very tiny bit at that, thawed in some tank water with occasional chopped clam for a treat. The cyclops are more for the shrimp and crabs, and to keep them from trying to steal the ponies meals.
     
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    softiegirl Zoa queen!

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    the pipefish were really only a second thought to the horses! But boy have they grown into their own wacky and cute personalities. they usually eat the cyclops as they require very small food. Not to mention both the horses and the pipes are scavengers and are always scrounging around for pods,etc. to eat.:slayer:
     
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    softiegirl Zoa queen!

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    sure thing, wonder what postage would be for overnite frags!
     
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    Welcome to MASA! Amazing tanks love the pipefish!
     
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    What temp are you keeping your seahorse tank at? Just curious, as I'm eventually going to be mixing my seahorses with soft corals.
     
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    softiegirl Zoa queen!

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    i keep the tank around 74 degrees, everyone seems happy so far and it does not seem to affect my corals. The only issue I am having with this tank is cyano. I believe it is due to lack of flow but the horses/pipefish cannot tolerate any major current. I also believe it may be due to the fact I am using tap water and plan to purchase an ro/di unit after the holiday.

    Thanks again for all the compliments, I enjoy your forums quite a bit! Everything on my usual forums here are mainly selling threads, that gets old. Cheers! :1:
     
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    Hi and welcome to MASA
     
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    wow welcome welcome. I love the your tanks. i am in the process of making a new tank as well that will be softie and LPS dominated as well, Looking forward to seeing some more pics as well as a detailed description of your equipment please
     
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    Hey welcome,very nice tanks!!
     
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    A very warm WELCOME to MASA, SoftieGirl! Great to have you on-board!

    Fantastic tank setup! WOW!

    Very interesting that you are keeping pipe-fish and sea horses (tigertail sea horses) together in the coral tank!

    Can you please tell me how long have you had the "many banded pipefish" and the tigertail sea-horse in your tank for? What do you feed them?

    I love your lighting unit. What brand is it? And what is the wattages of the metal halides you have in there?

    Please post pics of your filtration system/setup as well?
     
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    welcome softiegirl!

    love those pipefish very very cool tanks.:thumbup:

    and also love that goby whats it called again?cold water species right?
     

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