Re:Hello – Looking seriously into Seahorses!



I *finally* caught the mantis! He’s going to live with someone obsessed with mantis shrimps, so the world is good again.

Got my books ‘How to Raise and Train Peppermint Shrimp" and the working notes on seahorse diseases.

Tank is still cycling…the 2nd batch of rock doesn’t come until the beginning of July. We are having a custom built stand made so that the 25G sump can fit beneath the 45G tank…currently the stand made for the tank is too slender for the sump. We also ordered a Tek T-5 fixture with 4 geisemann bulbs (our LFS was having an amazing sale). I am working out the details on getting the 45G drilled – it will have a long, horizontal cut-out near the top for an overflow (it will be covered by mesh to prevent free-riders), overflow will plunge into an overflow box mounted on the backside. Box will have dual bulkhead drains to the sump. Water will be sent back by an eheim 1260…still pondering if I should get the return drilled or go over the top…but i’m thinking drilled. The black sand you (Peter) recommended has been ordered…there seems to be problems getting it but hopefully that won’t last much longer.

In my 75G reef tank I’ve put 3 peppermint and 2 cleaner shrimp in. 2 peppermints came with visible eggs attached. Will try the spawning process in this set-up first.

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