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

Pete Giwojna

Dear Clintos:

Okay, sir — that sounds like a plan!

If you can adjust the lighting and bring the water temperature down closer to 75°F, adjust the water movement using smaller powerheads, relocate the LPS corals and active fishes that would outcompete Mandarins or seahorses for the precious live foods, you should be able to design a workable system that will achieve most of your goals.

I don’t see a problem with keeping Montipora in the upper 1/4 of the tank and a garden consisting of assorted soft corals and gorgonia that don’t need as much light of the lower the tank. Tubastrea often work well with seahorses, so the sun polyps are certainly worth a try providing they will thrive under your care.

If the link won’t work for you, copy the URL and paste it in your web browser and then press "Enter" — that should take you to the right page.

Kenya tree corals are great with seahorses and I like the supplemental feeding regimen of wet food to develop for the filter feeding corals. I should think if you can scale up the feedings, there’s no reason that they should work as well in the 90-gallon setup as well.

Best of luck with your ambitious project, Clintos! That’s going to be a very interesting aquarium system and I will be eager to hear how your experiment works out in the long term.

Pete Giwojna

Post edited by: Pete Giwojna, at: 2009/05/06 02:36

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