Re:90G set up for mandarin,seahorse,coral system etc?

Pete Giwojna

Dear Clintos:

Outstanding! Wow, you’re innovative concept has come a very long way since you first begin planning this project in the early stages, sir! Thanks again for keeping us updated on the progress of your grand experiment!

From what I can see and hear thus far, I like pretty much everything about the new aquarium system you have designed, Clintos — the 25-gallon sump, the 20-gallon shrimp tank plumbed right into the system, the algae turf scrubber, the 40-gallon soft coral nutrient scrubber, and the 50-gallon refugium — all terrific additions to a superb aquarium system!

For the shrimp tank, sir, I would suggest a colony of 6-8 hermaphroditic peppermint shrimp (Lysmata wurdemanni) plus at least as many Rhynchocinetes uritai or Rhynchocinetes durbanensis shrimp, which should then provide your main tank with a fairly regular supply of live shrimp larvae

I agree that Nannochloropsis aculata and Isocchrysis galvana are exceptionally good phytoplankton species for you to culture for this application, and certainly culturing Harpacticoid copepods such as Nitokra lacustris would be ideal as well.

And the tigerpods (Tigriopus californicus) should be an interesting species to grow in the pond.

I cannot see any reason why a pair of Mandarins and the other specimens you are interested in should not thrive in a setup such as this.
It certainly looks like you’ve got a good handle on everything, Clintos. Please keep us posted on the progress of your fascinating project, sir!

Best of luck treating your vision and concept to fruition, Clintos!

Pete Giwojna

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