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Old 11/06/2018, 09:35 AM   #276
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That's amazing! You're the Seahorse Wisperer!

I was wondering, now that you have two, separate tanks, are you going to start a thread for the new tank?


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Old 11/06/2018, 05:45 PM   #277
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That's amazing! You're the Seahorse Wisperer!

I was wondering, now that you have two, separate tanks, are you going to start a thread for the new tank?
Thank you Michael, but if I were truly the seahorse whisperer, they would not have been subjected to an enviroment that got them sick in the first place!

I thought about it. This thread will be more about the 56 gallon fish tank but the Title does not represent it very well. LOL I will have to think on that for a while too.


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Old 11/13/2018, 01:54 PM   #278
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I have decided, both tanks will still be represented in this thread until I take 1 down and just focus on 1 tank. I am not good at maintaing 2 threads so the tanks will get lost if I don't post on them both here. Technically they both are macro gardens, just not both are seahorse tanks.

So, tomorrow I have some macros coming in with my ghost shrimp order. I do not know exactly what I will get since they could not get all of what I ordered, but I was asked to trust them, so I am sure they will do right by me. Its kind of like Christmas. All the macros are going in the 56 gallon blenny tank. Here is what it looks like today.
2018-11-13_02-34-59 by Dawn Gilson, on Flickr
As you can see, I am still fighting cyano. Its not overtaking anything, just being ugly. I will continue to work on that.

Here is the seahorse tank. It is much more sparce and clean but that is how I need to keep seahorses.
2018-11-13_12-36-08 by Dawn Gilson, on Flickr
Its growing on me and should get better as the macro algaes in it grow. Because husbandry on the tank is so much easier I am feeding the seahorses more than I ever have. They are really liking that part...3 full meals a day.



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Old 11/14/2018, 06:52 AM   #279
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Your tanks look great! I really like the fang blennies too. Are all the blenny species getting along OK? Are the blennies within each species getting along OK?


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Old 11/14/2018, 11:26 AM   #280
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Your tanks look great! I really like the fang blennies too. Are all the blenny species getting along OK? Are the blennies within each species getting along OK?
Thanks Kevin. If only I could get the cyano gone. It makes me crazy, ha ha! Today I added significant more flow to see if that helps. The dual powerhead is pretty intrusive to the aesthetics of the tank but maybe its the lesser of 2 evils.

I love them all (the blennies)and they are doing quite well together. The linear blenny is the boss and on a seldom occasion he will lunge half heartedly at a yellowhead fang blenny. It never results in even stress to either blennies. The little barnacle blennies hang in their holes with their heads hanging out. On occasion they will come out and stretch their fins but not often. Nobody bothers them though.

I have been wondering if I could add a large midas blenny since their shape and swim style is completely different. Probably only the linear might object. Its a risk so I need to think on it more. Also I wondered about a starry blenny too because they have more of a sailfin shape. Lots of things to think about.


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Old 11/14/2018, 01:58 PM   #281
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Starry blennies get quite big, and the midas gets pretty large also. Starry blennies get to be about 5" long or more. Midas about 4" or so. I think that the midas blennies are less aggressive. Starry blennies can get mean, and they also are omnivores (although most reefers think that they only eat algae). That is important to know, in your case, because they can and will eat small fish or shrimp.


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Old 11/14/2018, 03:33 PM   #282
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Starry blennies get quite big, and the midas gets pretty large also. Starry blennies get to be about 5" long or more. Midas about 4" or so. I think that the midas blennies are less aggressive. Starry blennies can get mean, and they also are omnivores (although most reefers think that they only eat algae). That is important to know, in your case, because they can and will eat small fish or shrimp.
Whoa, thank you for the info. A starry blenny is definitely out if thats how they can be. I had a midas blenny that was awesome. I loved him. He was like a benevolent king who ruled his kingdom kindly. Thats why I thought a big midas blenny might work.


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Old 11/14/2018, 06:11 PM   #283
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Good luck with the fish hunt, Dawn! You're going to have quite the community! When does the new macro arrive?


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Good luck with the fish hunt, Dawn! You're going to have quite the community! When does the new macro arrive?
Thanks Michael. Yes, I love pedators but this gentle fish tank has been really nice. Aquariums can be so serene, except when your fish are killing or eating each other. Its wonderful not having to try and stop bullying.

My macros arrived this afternoon. I only had time to temperature acclimate them and then drop them in the tank before I had to run. Now the lights are too low for a pic but I am very pleased. I got 3 shaving brushes, a mermaid fan, a lg halimeda, some ulva and a red macro. I also got 4 emerald crabs and 1 is red, a multitude of nassarius snails, and a pom pom crab.


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Old 11/14/2018, 06:41 PM   #285
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Agreed. Serenity please! That's very important, both for the fish and me.

It sounds like you hit the jackpot with your macro/critter order! Enjoy! And of course, when you're ready, pics please!


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Hey Dawn! My wife and I are in the art biz and we just sent off a design that reminded me of you. It will be printed on a pillow.




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Hey Dawn! My wife and I are in the art biz and we just sent off a design that reminded me of you. It will be printed on a pillow.

O my goodness, that is just too cute!

And look what I found in with the ghost shrimp/macro order.

Baby seahorse came with my order. by Dawn Gilson, on Flickr

She has probably been without food for at least 4 days so her chances are dismal. Still I am picking up copepods and starting bbs hatchery to give her a fighting chance.



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Wow, that's amazing! If anyone can save her, it's you! Good luck!


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Wow Dawn, that's awesome. Yes, she has a fighting chance with you there to save her!

Very cool artwork Michael. That's gonna be a really cool pillow!


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