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  1. smitchell

    smitchell

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    Hello all!

    My name is Scott. I am happy to be a part of this group. I am best friends with Brenda/Anemone. We have been friends for about 20 years. I’ve spent a lot of time on here already reading some of the threads over Brenda’s shoulder, so I’ve decided to create my own account.

    Several years ago I kept four seahorses in a 55 gallon tank. This lasted about two years. With little to no knowledge of seahorses, they managed to survive those two painful years until a heater malfunction cooked them. I like to think I’ve come a long ways since then. I now know what a refractometer is and how to use it and why you can’t just mix salt with water and dump into your tank! I also know that you shouldn’t have a heater with seahorses, and they shouldn’t live on frozen brine shrimp. Brenda was NOT impressed with my seahorse keeping skills. Needless to say, after a lot of these looks :nono::1hissyfit::arghh::hammer: I learned a lot QUICKLY when I was asked to help build her seahorse fry set up. After many failed setups, we finally got it right. Raising fry has been put on hold for the time being, but I know I’ll be back at it someday soon.

    At this time I have 2 reef tanks that each contains a pair of clowns, assorted corals and some RBTAs. I also have three 35 gallon salt water mixing stations so there is always fresh saltwater for the reef tanks as well as the seahorses. It has been an educational ride, learning as I go, but having Brenda as a tutor has been less painful. I am enjoying each day, the frustrations of mistakes made, and the rewards of things going well. This hobby is truly one of the most unique that I’ve ever seen.

    My future plans include a 120 gallon seahorse tank, and a 90 gallon reef tank. I’ve got a long ways to go, but I’m definitely looking forward to the build.

    I am interested in learning more about the algae turf scrubbers. So any help on ATS would be appreciated.
     
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  3. Sentari

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    Welcome Scott!

    Great to have you here. Thanks for sharing your experiences with us. It would be great if you could post some pics of your current setups and well as some of the pony's :) My girlfriend if very keen on having a sea horse only tank and would be nice to share some info regarding feeding and maintanance.

    Regarding ATS. i would suggest reading this thread.

    Algal Turf Scrubbers - Marine Aquariums of South Africa

    Adee's v2 - Marine Aquariums of South Africa

    Also

    Algae Scrubbers • View topic - ALGAE SCRUBBER FAQ (12/17/09)

    Mudshark and Adee both know quiet alot about ATS. I'm sure they will be able to help you with alot of questions.
     
  4. dallasg

    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Hi and welcome!
    Sounds like some great systems, please start a thread with pics etc :)

    Does brenda allow u to have more than one anemone in a tank? Lol
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    Welcome to MASA!!!
     
  6. flipwhip

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    Welcome to MASA…...:thumbup:
     
  7. Anemone

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    Good one Dallas! The answer is Yes! Clones!
     
  8. Anemone

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    :lol: Now you got to clean your tanks! Clean mine while your at it! :razz:
     
  9. Mauritius-aquarist

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    welcometomasa
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  10. butcherman

    butcherman Moderator MASA Contributor

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    :welcome6: :thumbup:
     
  11. Mekaeel

    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Welcome to MASA Scott. :)
     
  12. Nsteyn

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    One of these days it will be MAUSA - :p welcome scott.
    You will learn a lot on the site!
     
  13. clinton stanford

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    welcome to MASA Scott!:thumbup:
     
  14. Tobes

    Tobes Retired Moderator

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    Welcome to MASa Scott, glad you joined. Now show us some pics of your tanks :slayer:
     
  15. Boegie

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    Welcome - nice intro
     
  16. seank

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    Welcome Scott.Pics is a must- with or without clean glass ;)
     
  17. smitchell

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    Ok will work on getting some pics thanks for the warm welcome! Looking forward to sharing and learning from all of you.
     
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    Singularity Hmmm amper!

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    masahello
     
  19. crispin

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    hello scott, welcome to masa.

    great to hear brenda keeps you on your toes as much as she does us! :)

    welcome and happy postings
     
  20. Anemone

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    I have to, he's babysitting my tanks so that I can babysit grandma!
     
  21. crispin

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    scott! go do a water change!
    :) there you go brenda, i'll tell him for ya :)
     
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