Re:Sealed Palmtop reef for h. zosterae

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brandon429
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Pete,

I have been posting frenetically on web boards for almost ten years and I have never, and I mean never, seen a more helpful or well-written post in my entire life on any board I am truly amazed at your professionalism. Sorry I just barely got back to you. After reading that I cannot fathom another individual one should take advice from on responsible zosterae husbandry.

I was looking for a place to brainstorm how to modify these tanks in a way that would work well for these horses, as we have all frequently read that smaller tanks concentrate the food sources better provided you can keep up with the chemistry and I learned a lot about hydroids from your post so I can see live rock and corals will be unwise but I have a few follow up ideas.

Let me say first of all I was banned/locked from another popular seahorse site because the lady admin didn’t like the fact she’s seen my posts on other boards. I discuss these picos on different forums for a reason, they can work as planted environs, sps tanks, etc, as the vid shows and I wanted to review it thoroughly before discounting them as ideal zosterae environs when changed, not for sale or profit, but just to continue the valid science of pico reefing in new ways, that’s all.

thank you for the ambassador nature you are promoting instead of turning new ideas away coldly.

so two ideas I had were, stock the tank only with plastic fake decor which nowadays can look pretty realistic…the refugium part would still have to be ran because the sealing requires gas exchange in some manner. If it’s impossible to clear the refugium of hydroids then I may not consider the square tank for zosterae and just do a reefbowl with fake, sterilizable innards. The continual airflow (really the turnover) keeps 02 stable in a reefbowl. Not going to rush out and throw one together, Im just starting the early brainstorms and your feedback is wonderful.

Tell me this-can h. zos ever be raised on cyclopeeze or are they strictly live-feeding horses>
I am also interested to know how they cohabitate with hydroids in the wild without being killed, it would seem like the ocean fulfills all the growth requirements for these colonial nightmares! I will check back much quicker, thank you for your professional response all other seahorse websites could stand to follow your example.
Brandon


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