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Old 10/24/2007, 12:00 PM
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time for another update.

the system has finished cyclign and i've added 9 snails and 2 small peppermint shrimp to the tank. i've also added some corals...some australian lps pieces including a small brilliantly colored lord acan colony, a shamrock green scoly, an orange and an crush acan echinata frag. i've also added some frags - neon orange zoas, neon green zoas, an orange ricordia yuma, and a red mushroom.

this morning i ordered a pair of small true captive bred southern erectus horses from seahorsesource.com! they will ship on monday and should be here tuesday morning. i'm going to keep them in a bare bottom 10 gallon for at least a few days, per seahorsesource's recommendation. this will allow me to ensure they are eating and pooping as they should be. i'm super stoked!

here are some pictures of the corals:







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Old 10/30/2007, 08:55 PM
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we have seahorses!!! they are southern erectus from seahorsesource.com - and i couldn't be happier!







good news - they ate 5 minutes after being in the 10g holding tank! this holding tank is tied into the bigger system. they are being held in this tank because they have never seen liverock or sand before, so the transition will be easier for them in the small bare bottom tank they are accustomed to. i was instructed to make sure that they are eating (check) and pooping properly, then after a few days introduce them to the display.
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Old 10/30/2007, 09:43 PM
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how big do those erectus get? those things look amazing!
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Old 10/31/2007, 09:13 AM
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thanks!

these guys should get to be about 6" (w/ tail uncurled).

i'm stoked - after i took the pictues last night, the darker of the two turned bright yellow.
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Old 10/31/2007, 02:46 PM
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Do you have a full tank shot Benny? Congrates. Those are some real beauties!
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Old 10/31/2007, 03:15 PM
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sure! it's not the best, but here goes... *note that i still need to build the faux stand cover to hide the guts.

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Old 10/31/2007, 03:29 PM
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Wow. Looks great! That back wall will look awesome once it gets some Coralline Growth. Are you planning on adding any Macro to the main tank for the Seahorses?
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Old 11/01/2007, 01:37 PM
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thanks...

this actually is the main seahorse tank... the 10g they are in at the moment is a temporary holding tank.
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Old 11/09/2007, 01:40 PM
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very nice so far man cant wait to see more
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Old 12/11/2007, 10:57 PM
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It looks great!!! Any updates?
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Old 12/23/2007, 08:33 AM
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Updates???? Can't wait to see the tank with coraline growth. Beautiful rock layout!

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Old 12/23/2007, 11:13 AM
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I would love to see how much the seahorse babies have grown - please post pics!
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Old 12/26/2007, 10:29 AM
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i agree on the demand for pics

lets see em' in there!
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