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My New 65 Gallon Seahorse Tank Build

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Re: My New 65 Gallon Seahorse Tank Build

« Reply #15 posted: 10 months ago »


   Hi,Welcome to fusedjaw.com, :)
   
     Your tank is looking very nice,you have some nice hich's for them.I don't know if you have any medicine's for your seahorse's(it's bet to be safe then sorry) you can find out on here for what you may need.

     I look at it this way,if you have them then hopefully you will not need them.Best of luck when you get them.
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Re: My New 65 Gallon Seahorse Tank Build

« Reply #16 posted: 10 months ago »
Thanks Suew,
Thanks for your comments.  I always have prazipro, copper, and formalin on hand but I do want to stock up on some more meds that I hopefully won't need for seahorses.  I was going to pick up a broad spectrum antibiotic for sure.  I will review the list for seahorse meds. 
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« Reply #17 posted: 10 months ago »
It will need anchored in the beginning but eventually sprigs will show up different places anchored to the rock.  Pinch off the ones that are not where you want them and leave the ones that are in good spots.
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Re: My New 65 Gallon Seahorse Tank Build

« Reply #18 posted: 10 months ago »
It will need anchored in the beginning but eventually sprigs will show up different places anchored to the rock.  Pinch off the ones that are not where you want them and leave the ones that are in good spots.

Good to know vlangel, thanks!
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« Reply #19 posted: 9 months ago »
The horses have arrived!   I am excited to let you know that I received 3 healthy, beautiful, female erectus seahorses from seahorsesource.com yesterday.  I can't say enough good things about Abbie and Dan who run seahorsesource.  They are super helpful, patient and professional.  This was my first time ordering from them and I am very pleased.

But, back to the seahorse!
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« Reply #20 posted: 9 months ago »
Hooray! And they are beautiful.  I love it.  Are they all adjusting well and eating?
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« Reply #21 posted: 9 months ago »
Beautiful girls!!!!!!!!!💕💕💕💕
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Re: My New 65 Gallon Seahorse Tank Build

« Reply #22 posted: 9 months ago »
Thanks vlangel and laurasea!  Yes, they have adjusted very quickly, are very active, and are eating like pigs! 

I am getting a handle on how much they eat at each feeding.  I am currently feeding almost a full cube of either PE Mysis or Hikari mysis 2-3 times per day.  They seem to eat most of it (except for some smaller bits) with 15-20 minutes so I think that is pretty good.

Currently, I am broadcast feeding and it is fun watching them feed but I am considering eventually changing to a feeding dish.  Any opinions on this?

BTW, their color has lightening up significantly to a pale yellow.  Very pretty.

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Thanks vlangel and laurasea!  Yes, they have adjusted very quickly, are very active, and are eating like pigs! 

I am getting a handle on how much they eat at each feeding.  I am currently feeding almost a full cube of either PE Mysis or Hikari mysis 2-3 times per day.  They seem to eat most of it (except for some smaller bits) with 15-20 minutes so I think that is pretty good.

Currently, I am broadcast feeding and it is fun watching them feed but I am considering eventually changing to a feeding dish.  Any opinions on this?

BTW, their color has lightening up significantly to a pale yellow.  Very pretty.

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They are stunning. 

I began using a feeding dish and its cleaner for sure.  I have a long acrylic tube and I use a turkey baster to squirt food down the tube to the feeding dish.  As soon as Eve spots the tube in the tank she speeds over to her feeding dish.  I placed the dish in a lower flow area so that I do not have to turn the pumps off.  If she doesn't eat it all it is easily removed, but that never happens.
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