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Old 04/08/2014, 10:17 PM   #101
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There has been an explosion of questions from Mrs Perez's students about her new tank.




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Old 04/08/2014, 10:18 PM   #102
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Lizabeth is referring to the large orange tree sponge in the tank.


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Old 04/08/2014, 10:20 PM   #103
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The large brittle star has fascinated the students. I can't wait to show them how to feed it shrimp. They are concerned that it's 'hiding' in the back if the tank.


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Old 04/08/2014, 10:21 PM   #104
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Derek has been hash tagging a lot of aquarium concepts in his writing and now apparently his own name.


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Cycling of new tank is definitely progressing. Can't wait to move more stock in.


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Old 04/08/2014, 10:27 PM   #107
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Hi Derek! There are several kinds of starfish we can have in our reef aquariums. There are some that do eat coral though so we will want to avoid those. Here are some stars we consider "reef safe".

Sand Sifting Starfish. Many people have these to stir up their sand bed and keep it healthy.



Blue Linkia. These ones are pretty safe but may eat some sponges. They are very delicate though and need a very healthy tank.



Orange Linkia. These are also very delicate.



Chocolate Chip Starfish. These guys are best kept in tanks with only fish as they can eat some corals and other smaller animals.



Those are just some of the starfish people like to keep in aquariums. All stars are different and have different diets so we have to be careful to research what kind of things they eat and make sure we don't get any kinds that eat things we don't want them too. Some stars are way more easy going that others too, and some need very large tanks to keep them happy.



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Old 04/09/2014, 07:52 AM   #108
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Lizabeth is referring to the large orange tree sponge in the tank.
Hello Lizabeth

The orange plant sure looks like a tree doesn't it?

In fact it as a type of tree, an orange tree sponge. It is not a plant, but a living animal! There are many types of sponges in the Gulf of Mexico. This grows near my aquaculture site in the Gulf of Mexico and I collect them from the bottom of the ocean when I am also harvesting the live rock! You can identify more things that I sent for your classroom tank here

http://tbsaltwater.com/thepackage/organisms.html


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There has been an explosion of questions from Mrs Perez's students about her new tank.

Hi Alexandra -

No, you can't keep a goldfish in a seawater tank. Goldfish are members of a family of fishes called Carp, and they are usually freshwater fish. Some goldfish keepers do use a little bit of salt in their tank water because goldfish prefer hard, alkaline (basic) water. But the recommended amount of this salt is way, way below the amount of salt that seawater has in it.


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This is awesome! I had something similar back when I was in third grade as well. Great learning experience!


Hi, my name is Jenna. I am in Mr.Rutherfords third grade class and I bet the reef tank in your third grade sounded cool i was wondering if you remembered any thing about it? Like what corals were in it or how many fish you had if you could get back to me that would be great because I have only gotten 3 reply's before



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Here are some more cool creatures. You can see the tiny baby octopi or octopuses that are one day old and about as big as an ant. They hunt small fish and shrimps and when they wrestle with it, they shoot a little squirt of ink to confuse whatever it is they are wrestling with.

Hi, my name is Alex (the punny dude).You can call me fuzzy. Those little octopuses look whoops, accidentally pressed enter! O.K., as I was saying, they look pretty epic.(Epic is my word).So, do those octopuses make it hard for you to feed them or do they eat other things in the tank? It sounds pretty dangerous to hear that they eat a ton of meat.O.K.

Im interested in knowing the things about octopuses


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Hi my name is Soren I am in Mr. Rutherford's third grade class.We have two classrooms in our school that have tanks in them.I have a question about sponge crabs.What body part do they use to cut the sponge off to use it for there shell.And why do they not use hard shell.Dose the hard shell damage there body.


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Hi I'm Ashton and I would think that this would be cool but i'm not sure,

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So, do those octopuses make it hard for you to feed them or do they eat other things in the tank? It sounds pretty dangerous to hear that they eat a ton of meat.O.K.
Fuzzy, Those tiny octopi eat tiny food such as amphipods which are like tiny shrimp and they are very common. As the octopi get larger, they eat larger things like small crabs and shrimp. Crabs are an octopus favorite food and they can stick the tips of their arms all the way into crab legs to suck out the meat.

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Soren, good question. A sponge crab is a hard shell crab, they just call it a sponge crab because it rips apart pieces of sponge with it's claws and the crab has tiny hooks all over it's body that it sticks the pieces of sponge on it's body.
They do that to hide from fish (and Octopus) that would eat them.


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This is Sherell, how can you tell the gender? do you look at there belly's and see how big it is and tell if it is a female or just a male or sometimes a baby. if the seahorse is small. i could tell if it is a baby seahorse just by looking at it. i can even see if it is a baby from far far away because there so small. potbelly seahorses are easy to tell because females have big belly and males don't.

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Sherell, male seahorses have a pouch that is usually a darker color and looks a little different from the rest of the belly. Females don't have anything noticeable.

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Hello.This is Giniah again asking about the most remakable fish you had.The most remakable fish in my tank is the three brittle stars we have.They are really hard to feed you need a special to feed it.Thank You!We have also gotten donations from other reef companies,by sending letters to all of the companies.Once more,Thank You!
Hello again Giniah!

It was many years ago so it's hard to remember everything but I remember having a pair of beautiful clownfish. And in another tank that was not with a reef, we had triggerfish (these are one of my favorites).
Brittle stars are really cool! Glad your class is enjoying them.


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Hi, my name is Jenna. I am in Mr.Rutherfords third grade class and I bet the reef tank in your third grade sounded cool i was wondering if you remembered any thing about it? Like what corals were in it or how many fish you had if you could get back to me that would be great because I have only gotten 3 reply's before



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Hi Jenna,

yes it was very cool! Don't remember everything but the fish not from our area, like the tangs and clownfish we got from the local fish store. Most of the fish and coral was from our area, The Florida Keys, our teacher and others from the area would go out and catch different things for our tank that we are allowed to catch.
There is about 50 different species of fish here on just one of our reefs. So we definitely had a good variety of different species of fish and corals.


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You look like a handsome man who may become a marine biologist.
I agree, future marine biologist! Good questions Sherell


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Hello. My name is Lyons. My question today is about what kind of creatures live in the very bottom of the sea where there is no light. I am asking this because if there ever was a shipwreck we can be prepared. I also am asking this question because then scientist can learn the deep and find out what lives down there. Then we can also can make submarine so that the submarine doesn't get crush.

My favorite thing in my aquarium is how cool the fish moves though the water. And how the fish gets fed. And hides. And swim.



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Hello. My name is Lyons. My question today is about what kind of creatures live in the very bottom of the sea where there is no light. I am asking this because if there ever was a shipwreck we can be prepared. I also am asking this question because then scientist can learn the deep and find out what lives down there. Then we can also can make submarine so that the submarine doesn't get crush.

My favorite thing in my aquarium is how cool the fish moves though the water. And how the fish gets fed. And hides. And swim.



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Hello. My name is Lyons. My question today is about what kind of creatures live in the very bottom of the sea where there is no light. I am asking this because if there ever was a shipwreck we can be prepared. I also am asking this question because then scientist can learn the deep and find out what lives down there. Then we can also can make submarine so that the submarine doesn't get crush.

My favorite thing in my aquarium is how cool the fish moves though the water. And how the fish gets fed. And hides. And swim.



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Hello. My name is Lyons. My question today is about what kind of creatures live in the very bottom of the sea where there is no light. I am asking this because if there ever was a shipwreck we can be prepared. I also am asking this question because then scientist can learn the deep and find out what lives down there. Then we can also can make submarine so that the submarine doesn't get crush.

My favorite thing in my aquarium is how cool the fish moves though the water. And how the fish gets fed. And hides. And swim.



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This is a very good question, and while many interesting animals have been found in the deep oceans it is a mostly unexplored area. We know more about the moon than what is at the bottom of our oceans. Maybe you'll be the one to discover something new down there in the future.

Here is a really neat list on the National Geographic site.
I like this one:Fangtooth Fish
It's been found as deep as 5,000 meters and has the longest teeth of any fish compared to their size.


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Hi my name is Soren I am in Mr. Rutherford's third grade class.We have two classrooms in our school that have tanks in them.I have a question about sponge crabs.What body part do they use to cut the sponge off to use it for there shell.And why do they not use hard shell.Dose the hard shell damage there body.
Hi I'm Ashton, you know me. The crabs use there claws and they try to hide it not use it.


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Hi I'm Ashton and I was wondering what this thing does and how it lives?


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