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Old 11/16/2017, 08:05 AM   #1
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Some pics of my horses

Hi, I just wanted to share some pics of my seahorses since it has been over a year since Iíve had them and they have grown significantly since then. The horses are 3 erectus from Seahorse Source 2 females and one male. They are in a 65 gallon tank with 20 gallon sump. Live rock filtration and skimmer. Battling a major hair algae outbreak right now so thatís why I donít have a full tank pic to show. When I get things under control I will post. Note the very pregnant male pic. He gave birth a few days after that photo.
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Old 11/16/2017, 07:43 PM   #2
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Nice pics. Your seahorses are looking good.


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Old 11/17/2017, 12:27 PM   #3
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Nice pics. Your seahorses are looking good.


Thanks vangel. So far so good. Just tying to keep them healthy.


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Old 11/17/2017, 01:15 PM   #4
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Beautiful seahorses. A local hobbyist had some fry for sale recently (hippocampus erectus), and I considered picking up a few, but the feeding issue over long vacations seemed like too much of a hassle.

I just travel enough that it would be difficult to keep them well-fed, and I just don't know anyone I would trust with my tanks AND my house. How do you manage?


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Old 11/17/2017, 04:31 PM   #5
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20171117_175645 by Dawn Gilson, on Flickr
A pic of all 3 of my ponies.


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Old 11/17/2017, 09:56 PM   #6
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Beautiful seahorses. A local hobbyist had some fry for sale recently (hippocampus erectus), and I considered picking up a few, but the feeding issue over long vacations seemed like too much of a hassle.

I just travel enough that it would be difficult to keep them well-fed, and I just don't know anyone I would trust with my tanks AND my house. How do you manage?
Thank Fiver, fortunately I have a cousin that lives close to me and she feeds my fish and seahorse tanks when I go on vacation. I understand how big a challenge it would be if you don't have someone you can trust to do it for you.


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Old 11/17/2017, 09:59 PM   #7
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20171117_175645 by Dawn Gilson, on Flickr
A pic of all 3 of my ponies.
Very nice vangel. Love the Cirri on your horses! Also, your tank looks immaculately clean. Is that a starboard bottom?


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Old 11/18/2017, 07:45 AM   #8
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Very nice vangel. Love the Cirri on your horses! Also, your tank looks immaculately clean. Is that a starboard bottom?
Thanks SaltyMember, I too love the cirri on Delilah. She is only just a year old or so and I am really hoping she keeps it. Her buddy Samson would love to dance with her but she seems to be a late bloomer, he usually ends up dancing with the matriarch, Eve.

I painted the bottom of the tank from underneath when I was building it. My 2 previous seahorse tanks had sandbeds, (which I love) but I decided that husbandry would be better attained with a bb. I love the ease of the powerheads blasting the bottom and keeping particles in suspension. What does fall to the floor swirls toward the front of the tank where it is easily syphoned out.


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Old 11/18/2017, 07:48 AM   #9
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Very nice vangel. Love the Cirri on your horses! Also, your tank looks immaculately clean. Is that a starboard bottom?

20171103_211142 by Dawn Gilson, on Flickr

Here is a FTS of my tank. In my opinion the over all appearance is a bit sterile and not as natural as a sandbed. To keep healthy seahorses it was a concession I was willing to make.



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Old 11/18/2017, 07:50 AM   #10
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Vlangel painting the bottom white is an interesting idea. I can appreciate the ease of maintenance with the bare bottom tank. I just have a hard time giving up my sand, lol. BTW I apologize, I realize I have been misspelling your name in my previous posts.


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Vlangel painting the bottom white is an interesting idea. I can appreciate the ease of maintenance with the bare bottom tank. I just have a hard time giving up my sand, lol. BTW I apologize, I realize I have been misspelling your name in my previous posts.


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It looks white but I actually painted it a yellow ochre color. Its crazy how the T5s influence the color. Hey, I totally get you not wanting to part with your sandbed. If I had not been fighting cyano and a sick stallion, I might still have sand.
No apology necessay for misspelling my username. I didnt even notice until you said something, ha ha! The vl is because of my other passion...I have a Suzuki volusia motorcycle. A VL800.


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I know of a local breeder.....I will be getting some because of this post.


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Old 12/11/2017, 09:14 PM   #13
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Smile

He's Huge!


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looks great


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nice and fat! is he pregnant ;P


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20171103_211142 by Dawn Gilson, on Flickr

Here is a FTS of my tank. In my opinion the over all appearance is a bit sterile and not as natural as a sandbed. To keep healthy seahorses it was a concession I was willing to make.
Beautiful, I love your setup.


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Old 03/01/2018, 08:53 PM   #17
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Beautiful, I love your setup.
Thanks Ron. I set it up to be husbandry friendly with a bb but I missed the sanded too much and recently added one to the tank.


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