Re:Thank you

Pete Giwojna

Dear Liisa:

Thank you for all the kind words! I was more than happy to give Robin all of the help and support I could muster, and Robin was extremely diligent and devoted in her care for Romeo and Lyra, but ultimately there was nothing more we could do to save them. That’s just a shame because Robin certainly deserved a better outcome, but she was fighting a losing battle right from the start…

Regardless of the events that transpired, I must say that the aquarium was a heckuva great birthday gift, Liisa. The 24-gallon Biocube is a very smart, compact aquarium system with efficient filtration — a very nice package, indeed, for a reef tank. But it has some drawbacks when it comes to seahorses and requires some substantial modifications to make it more suitable as a seahorse tank. That can be done successfully and Robin was on the right track in that regard, but the Hippocampus kelloggi seahorses have been nothing but trouble for hobbyists. If Robin is willing to try again at some point, we’ll make sure that she has a good set up for her ponies as well as highly domesticated seahorses that are very well suited for beginners, and I am sure she will be successful.

Given your background as a reefkeeper, Liisa, I have no doubt that you would do well with cultured seahorses. The lessons in the training program will explain everything you need to know to keep and raise seahorses successfully, and I will be happy to work with you and Robin personally as you make all of your preparations. You can contact me off list ([email protected]) anytime you have any questions or concerns. Let me know when you have completed all the lessons, or if you need any of the lessons to be resent, and I will see that you and Robin are certified for finishing the training course. Once your seahorse tank is ready and you have received the training certificate, you can order your seahorses anytime.

Best wishes with all your fishes (and invertebrates), Liisa!

Pete Giwojna

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