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Old 07/01/2018, 07:09 PM   #151
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Here is my new tree sponge. It looks to me that it is still healthy and appears to be feeding. I am optimistic about its future in my tank.


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Old 07/01/2018, 07:28 PM   #152
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Here is my new tree sponge. It looks to me that it is still healthy and appears to be feeding. I am optimistic about its future in my tank.
Very nice. Pretty in Red.


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Old 07/01/2018, 07:33 PM   #153
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Its been unusually hot here in western PA and the seahorse tank was almost 75. I submerged ice bags in the DT tank. I have the chiller that I can hook up if necessary but prefer not to if possible.

I did a WC in case the heat causes an outage. They seem to be weathering the weather just fine.

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What is target temperature?


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Old 07/02/2018, 08:43 AM   #154
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What is target temperature?
For H erectus seahorses the target temperature is 70-74. For every degree over that ideal range the pathogenic bacteria that negatively affect seahorses reproduce exponentially. Typically I keep my system running more like 70-72 just to be safe. If I suspect a seahorse is fighting infection then I target 68. That is another limiting factor for coral as most do not grow at their optimum rate in those temperatures. My coral are mature enough that it does not matter to me. The macro algae don't seem to mind the cooler temps at all.


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Old 07/02/2018, 10:02 AM   #155
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For H erectus seahorses the target temperature is 70-74. For every degree over that ideal range the pathogenic bacteria that negatively affect seahorses reproduce exponentially. Typically I keep my system running more like 70-72 just to be safe. If I suspect a seahorse is fighting infection then I target 68. That is another limiting factor for coral as most do not grow at their optimum rate in those temperatures. My coral are mature enough that it does not matter to me. The macro algae don't seem to mind the cooler temps at all.

I think that macro grown at lower temperature would grow much cleaner. Yours looks magnificent.


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Old 07/03/2018, 11:14 AM   #156
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I think that macro grown at lower temperature would grow much cleaner. Yours looks magnificent.
I never thought of that but you may be right. Also once a week I shake the macro algae that are not attached in a 5 gallon bucket of tank water. Macros that are attached get a good shaking in the tank to dislodge detritus. Thanks for the kind words.


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Old 07/03/2018, 01:41 PM   #157
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The tank looks fantastic, as does the sponge!


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Old 07/05/2018, 08:55 AM   #158
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The tank looks fantastic, as does the sponge!
I am really excited about how well this tree sponge is doing. Even a small tree sponge I got 5-6 months ago has perked up and looks better now that I am dosing Nualgi. If in a few months they continue to look so healthy I am going to order ball and frilly sponges too.


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