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Old 05/03/2012, 09:02 PM   #1
MaineReef88
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Anyone ordered from SWSEAHORSE??

I saw an add in a reefing magazine and checked out the swseahorse website and all looks good, but they only guarantee live arrival, so I just wanted to see if anyone had any experience with them and if they really do ship nice specimens.
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Old 05/03/2012, 10:13 PM   #2
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If in doubt, order from a place where there would be absolutely no doubt, seahorsesource.com, the most recommended site in the US.
Also, DanU usually has a better selection of species.
Whatever you do, don't buy for colour at swseahorse or anywhere else as the odds of them keeping the colour are slim to none.


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Old 05/04/2012, 01:59 PM   #3
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Thanks I checked them out and they look great, One question though, I noticed under there acclimation steps they only suggest you temp acclimate the horses?? Everywhere else says drip like everyone does with there other fish, Is it really safe to temp acclimate the Seahorses??


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Old 05/04/2012, 03:02 PM   #4
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It is more safe just to temp acclimate, and I do that with other fish also. When shipped, the bag accumulates ammonia, no matter how well shipped, but the CO2 build up in the bag keeps the pH low enough that the ammonia isn't as dangerous. As soon as the bag is opened, the pH shoots up, making the ammonia even more dangerous, so it is best to remove the fish as soon as the bag is opened.


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Old 05/04/2012, 03:16 PM   #5
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nicely said Ann i knew i had read the reason before but couldn't think of it for the life of me.


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Old 05/05/2012, 09:25 AM   #6
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Dan is temporarily (I hope) not selling. Swseahorse.com is a good alternative with good stock.

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Old 05/05/2012, 09:49 AM   #7
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Do to illness in the family seahorsesource has delays in responding to orders and emails but they have not stopped selling.


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