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Aquarium Related Classifieds : LF Complete Smaller Tank Setup

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 05:17
Author: Mark Peterson
Subject: LF Complete Smaller Tank Setup
Posted: September 17 2017 at 11:17am

Correction:Above I said that Gorgonia are ideal for Seahorse tanks. What I should have said is that large species of Seahorses do fine with Gorgonia but that baby Seahorses and Dwarf Seahorses, owing to their small size, can be irritated and even killed by Gorgonia nematocysts (stinging cells).
Aloha,Mark  
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : LF someone to help

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 05:07
Author: Mark Peterson
Subject: LF someone to help
Posted: September 17 2017 at 11:07am

Moving a fish to another tank out of the hobbyists control can risk the fishes health and survival. Stress is compounded by being moved to a new place where the surroundings and even the water is different with the smells of a different reef. The moved fish may also pick up a sickness from the other tank that the current residents have previously become able to resist, but to which a new fish may succumb. 
When this issue comes up, to help resolve the issue, the questions that I usually ask are:How much does this tank get fed?What kind of food?How much live food is available, growing in the tank?How much Macroalgae is in the tank?What size and how old, how mature is the tank?Which type are all the different fish populating this tank?Which fish are involved in the disputes?What is the aquascaping like, or in other words, how many holes and crevices available for cover?A hobbyist may like the aquascaping but the question is, "Is it conducive to fish health and happiness?"What is the environment like, where these fish normally live and thrive?
During acclimation of a new fish or extended isolation of an older resident, the new or troublesome fish can see the other fish swimming free. They can have time to get accustomed to each other, or a time-out, before being allowed to have direct contact, again. Sometimes keeping the fish in a box for a few days to a week can help to alter its behavior. It's best not to keep the boxed fish high up front under the lights, but rather around the side or on the sand.
Also, the behavior of the other fish needs to be considered and perhaps changed. Each tank has it's Alpha and that should be you, the hobbyist. These are pets after all. They can learn to behave. See the Reefkeeping Tip about Fish Training. Click here and look on the Reefkeeping Tips list for these topics:
"Adding new Fish, Fish Training, and....""How to grow "bugs and worms" to aide in feeding Carnivores...."
The amount and type of available food, even the perception of what food is available, has a huge effect on fish behavior. Most aggression is about territory and the food that a limited territory can provide. Fish need to learn that there is more food available than this small tank would normally provide. Some fish coming into the tank from the wild do not automatically perceive this, so must be properly taught and trained.
Hope this helps.Aloha,Mark  
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : LF someone to help

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 04:08
Author: brandonp
Subject: LF someone to help
Posted: September 17 2017 at 10:08am

I wad wondering if someone in between west valley and sandy would allow me to throw my pink margin fairy wrasse in their sump for 3 or 4 weeks? He picks on a couple of my smaller fish. Need him to feel he's at the bottom of the pecking order. My aquascape looks to good to redo. He's already caught and in the floating box. Thanks everyone
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : LF Complete Smaller Tank Setup

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 03:49
Author: Mark Peterson
Subject: LF Complete Smaller Tank Setup
Posted: September 17 2017 at 9:49am

A seahorse tank is a very admirable idea which comes up on this forum more times than you might think. There is even an entire internet forum similar to this one that is devoted exclusively to keeping and raising Seahorses. I need to add a word of caution right up front. Keeping Seahorses requires a lot of reefkeeping skill, diligent attention and advance preparation. It's my opinion that beginning hobbyists should not try Seahorses until they have successfully kept several reef aquarium(s) for a year or more. 
Suzy is our local expert at keeping and raising Seahorses. She was, for many years, very active on this utahreefs forum and was in the WMAS Presidency. Unfortunately for us, a long time ago she had a falling out with other members of the Presidency. This is old history, but is good to be aware of when one discovers how passionate Suzy is about the hobby. So these days, Suzy doesn't come to this forum but, lucky for us, she lives in the Salt Lake valley and has her own website where a ton of info can be found. http://www.suzysreef.com
As you will see on that website, keeping Macroalgae is quite helpful in keeping Seahorses because many species live among seaweed and in sea grass lagoons. Some coral, like Photosynthetic tree Gorgonia, are ideal for Seahorse tanks. In the wild, Seahorses will be seen hanging on to Sea Fans and branching Sponge. Unfortunately for us, these two types of animals are very difficult to keep alive in an aquarium. It saddens me when I see Sponge, Sea Fans and Non-Photosynthetic Gorgonians for sale at the LFS, knowing that someone is taking them home where they will starve to death. 
Regarding feeding, it's important to provide a Seahorse tank environment where "bugs" can flourish. Many purchased Seahorses still require live food (Amphipods, Copepods, etc.) for their subsistence so a larger tank provided with conditions just right for a large population of bugs is one of the best ways to keep Seahorses. If a small tank is set up, advanced knowledge of Biofiltration, how to feed the Seahorses without polluting the tank, is critical. This is why I mentioned above that gaining moderately advanced reefkeeping skill is important before trying Seahorses. 
Also, a hard thing for the hobbyist is that Seahorses don't live long, often less than a couple years. This makes it hard when a cute horsey pet is lost so soon to old age. 
I had the opportunity to tour a Seahorse breeding facility when I lived on the big island of Hawaii, Ocean Rider Seahorse Farm. It was awesome fun.  http://www.seahorse.com
Hope this helps.Aloha,Mark  
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : LF Complete Smaller Tank Setup

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 01:22
Author: p_hefe
Subject: LF Complete Smaller Tank Setup
Posted: September 17 2017 at 7:22am

What size are you looking for?
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General Discussion : Vida Rock

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 16:18
Author: chuckfu5
Subject: Vida Rock
Posted: September 16 2017 at 10:18pm

Me! I grow all my zoa colonies all over it.
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : LF Complete Smaller Tank Setup

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 13:59
Author: paigehinson
Subject: LF Complete Smaller Tank Setup
Posted: September 16 2017 at 7:59pm

Looking for a small saltwater setup for cheap want to do a seahorse only tank.
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General Discussion : Vida Rock

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 13:15
Author: Mark Peterson
Subject: Vida Rock
Posted: September 16 2017 at 7:15pm

Recently I saw some Vida Rock in a tank I visited. Maybe it was it yours? Are you asking because you are considering it or because you have some and are wondering what can be done with it?
Aloha,Mark  
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Nano tank / stand, pump, sump for sale

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 11:59
Author: paigehinson
Subject: Nano tank / stand, pump, sump for sale
Posted: September 16 2017 at 5:59pm

Is this still available
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : metal halide/hps lamps and ballasts

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 05:58
Author: MasterJ
Subject: metal halide/hps lamps and ballasts
Posted: September 16 2017 at 11:58am

got a few lamps and ballasts and a couple things that people might be interested in. 
i have 1000,600 250, and 150 watt lamps.
100 bucks for the 100060 for 60045 for 25030 for the 150 sun systemduct fan 40reef link 30


















Edited by MasterJ - Yesterday at 11:59am
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : fish and corals for sale

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 05:43
Author: MasterJ
Subject: fish and corals for sale
Posted: September 16 2017 at 11:43am

more pics
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : fish and corals for sale

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 05:03
Author: MasterJ
Subject: fish and corals for sale
Posted: September 16 2017 at 11:03am

price changes and updates.
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Introduce Yourself : New into this community!

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 01:24
Author: Reefer4Ever
Subject: New into this community!
Posted: September 16 2017 at 7:24am

Welcome Nathan tell us a little about your setup?
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Show Off / POTM (Picture of the Month) : September POTM

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 16:17
Author: Echidna09
Subject: September POTM
Posted: September 15 2017 at 10:17pm



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Show Off / POTM (Picture of the Month) : POTM FINAL AUGUST

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 16:09
Author: Echidna09
Subject: POTM FINAL AUGUST
Posted: September 15 2017 at 10:09pm

Thanks again. Happy to share :)
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General Discussion : Vida Rock

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 14:29
Author: Hogie
Subject: Vida Rock
Posted: September 15 2017 at 8:29pm

Who here has vida rock in their tank currently?
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : LF Jack O Lantern Lepto

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 13:45
Author: Mwells
Subject: LF Jack O Lantern Lepto
Posted: September 15 2017 at 7:45pm

I'll have a frag in a month or so.
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Red Sea Reefer

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 10:57
Author: Mwells
Subject: Red Sea Reefer
Posted: September 15 2017 at 4:57pm

SOLD
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Large old coral head/live rock

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 10:43
Author: Jeepj667
Subject: Large old coral head/live rock
Posted: September 15 2017 at 4:43pm

Sold. Thanks
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Equipment for sale

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 07:46
Author: e46slc
Subject: Equipment for sale
Posted: September 15 2017 at 1:46pm

Stand available.  dimensions are 36Lx24Dx38H (height might be a little off, but it's around there).  Not sure what to ask, throw an offer and I'll let it go cheap.  Thanks
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