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Old 05/21/2015, 11:12 PM   #76
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If you watch the TV show Fish Tank Kings on Nat Geo Wild, Kara from KP Aquatics is the one who takes Francis out to find a 1.5' foot puffer for one of their builds.(Season 3, Episode 8) Her dad, Ken Nedimyer, is also on the same episode. He handed the business over to Kara so he could run the conservation non profit "Coral Restoration Foundation". They are fragging and growing coral on farms in the ocean to rebuild dead reefs.


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Old 05/23/2015, 08:38 AM   #77
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If you watch the TV show Fish Tank Kings on Nat Geo Wild, Kara from KP Aquatics is the one who takes Francis out to find a 1.5' foot puffer for one of their builds.(Season 3, Episode 8) Her dad, Ken Nedimyer, is also on the same episode. He handed the business over to Kara so he could run the conservation non profit "Coral Restoration Foundation". They are fragging and growing coral on farms in the ocean to rebuild dead reefs.
Thanks for that info. Everyone that I heard of that placed a coral order from them have been very pleased. I also hope to order gorgs and easy sponges from them.


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Old 05/23/2015, 08:56 AM   #78
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If you watch the TV show Fish Tank Kings on Nat Geo Wild, Kara from KP Aquatics is the one who takes Francis out to find a 1.5' foot puffer for one of their builds.(Season 3, Episode 8) Her dad, Ken Nedimyer, is also on the same episode. He handed the business over to Kara so he could run the conservation non profit "Coral Restoration Foundation". They are fragging and growing coral on farms in the ocean to rebuild dead reefs.
Good stuff and solidifies my decision to do business with them.

It looks like they ship on Mondays and Tuesdays, but it's Memorial Day weekend so I would guess it will be more like Tuesday which would be fine for me. I will have an order together and placed over the weekend.

Also, I am planning on finally buying a pair of H. erectus from seahorse source this weekend!


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Old 05/23/2015, 07:40 PM   #79
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O wow, you must be excited! I will be anxious to see everything.


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Old 06/03/2015, 12:20 PM   #80
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Hi, do you have am update? Did you get your horses?


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Old 06/29/2015, 04:37 PM   #81
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Sorry guys still no livestock due to other setbacks that got in the way. The tank is still running smoothly, however, and still awaiting its much anticipated tenants.


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Old 07/01/2015, 09:36 AM   #82
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Well, the tank will be good and stable for its tenants when they arrive.


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Old 07/23/2015, 04:59 PM   #83
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Finally there is some life in the tank. I received an order from KP Aquatics and am impressed by what they sent me. I ordered a few gorgonians and a tree sponge, and they all look real nice once settled in and are larger than expected.










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Old 07/23/2015, 05:02 PM   #84
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Old 07/24/2015, 07:24 AM   #85
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Very nice!


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Old 07/24/2015, 03:53 PM   #86
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Very nice!
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Old 07/24/2015, 09:28 PM   #87
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I think I remember you saying that you plan to have the tank going a while before ordering the seahorses? So how long until you can get them?


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Old 07/25/2015, 06:10 AM   #88
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I think I remember you saying that you plan to have the tank going a while before ordering the seahorses? So how long until you can get them?
I know it has taken me a lot longer than planned, but I'm getting pretty close. I think the tank has stabilized pretty well.

My last concern before adding seahorses is temp. I was hoping that fans blowing across the sump would be sufficient to keep it at or below 74, but now I'm pretty certain I will need to buy a chiller. Tank temp stays around 78 and fans bring it down a couple degrees, but not enough. During the winter months I will be fine but Florida summers are pretty brutal.

Any advice on a good chiller? Also, I need an ideal location for it. I don't want to keep it in the filtration closet because of the exhaust it will put out in that small of a space. The best place for it would be through the wall in the garage, but will that be too hot of a location? I've read that ideally you want it outside but it may not be feasible for me.


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Old 07/26/2015, 08:29 AM   #89
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I know it has taken me a lot longer than planned, but I'm getting pretty close. I think the tank has stabilized pretty well.

My last concern before adding seahorses is temp. I was hoping that fans blowing across the sump would be sufficient to keep it at or below 74, but now I'm pretty certain I will need to buy a chiller. Tank temp stays around 78 and fans bring it down a couple degrees, but not enough. During the winter months I will be fine but Florida summers are pretty brutal.

Any advice on a good chiller? Also, I need an ideal location for it. I don't want to keep it in the filtration closet because of the exhaust it will put out in that small of a space. The best place for it would be through the wall in the garage, but will that be too hot of a location? I've read that ideally you want it outside but it may not be feasible for me.
My old chiller recently gave out and I bought a Coralife chiller to replace it. It has a built in temperature control that keeps it within 2 degrees. It is reasonably quiet as far as chillers go. Mine is a 1/6 hp and plenty adequate for my 65- 70 gallon system.


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Here is a pic of it sitting beside the cabinet of my tank. Although it's not beautiful it's not unsightly either and was easily plumbed into my sump.


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Old 07/27/2015, 08:07 PM   #91
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Thanks for the info. Looks like I will be buying one shortly when I find the best deal.


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Old 07/28/2015, 11:16 AM   #92
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great setup, looks awesome!


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Old 08/03/2015, 02:49 PM   #93
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great setup, looks awesome!
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Old 08/12/2015, 03:52 PM   #94
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I ordered a Coralife 1/10 HP Chiller that should be here on Friday.

I used this sizing guide to help me, so hopefully it will be strong enough. I'm pretty confident that it will work fine.
http://chiller.jbjlighting.com/prod_chiller_size.asp


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I hope it's ok. I used a Coralife size guide to choose. You have a fair bit more water volume than my system but your chiller is smaller. If it's inadequate it will run longer to get the temperature down that 2 degrees.


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I hope it's ok. I used a Coralife size guide to choose. You have a fair bit more water volume than my system but your chiller is smaller. If it's inadequate it will run longer to get the temperature down that 2 degrees.
I hope it's ok also but I guess we will see. I should have followed the tank size suggestions for Coralife chillers and not JBJ. I guess I'll find out in the next couple of days.


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Old 08/17/2015, 11:24 AM   #97
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I'm also confused by Coralife's tank size suggestions. On the box it says for tanks up to 55 gallons, but if you look on the back of the chiller it says up to 75 gallons which is kinda weird.
I should have time to hook it up today so that will let me know if it will be sufficient.

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Old 08/19/2015, 04:56 PM   #98
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Very impressive tank you have there.

I am a huge fan of seahorses and i have 4 Erectus currently. Let me know if you have any questions along the way! I will follow along

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btw they love the sponges


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Very impressive tank you have there.

I am a huge fan of seahorses and i have 4 Erectus currently. Let me know if you have any questions along the way! I will follow along

42 Gallon Half Moon


btw they love the sponges
Thank you. Your tank looks pretty nice as well.
That's a huge sponge. What do you feed it?


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Old 08/20/2015, 05:09 PM   #100
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So i feed this tank very often, hence the hair algae. Maintenance on this tank is tough cause of the deep tank. I feed hatched baby brine three times a day. Also a late night snack the tank gets Brine, beef heart mixed flake food from brinedepot and i use a turkey baster for target feeding of mysis shrimp and brine frozen food.

Every third day i use photoplankton. You cant see it but there is actually an upside down jelly that lives behind the rocks in the back right corner. The sponge and him survive from the photoplankton.


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