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April 26, 2006 at 7:23 pm #804ecogirl22Member
(if anyone knows how to post pics please let me know!, I have some cute ones!)
I wanted to post here as well as in other forums because i believe in giving credit where it is due. My first SH pair I ever got was from OR–unfortunately I was new to SH keeping and made lots of (deadly) mistakes. I was frustrated and held a poor opinion of OR. But in retrospect, most of it was my fault.
This time i had everything right- a 46 gallon 4 yr cycled reef with SH friendly corals, a pair of CB reidi/kuda and a yellow headed sleeper goby. I was enticed by the super special sale on Sunbursts and all the freebies this month.
WOW I am NOT DISAPPOINTED!!!
Seahorses arrive on time and in good shape. Pic are after 2 min in tank. They are as bright and colorful as I\’d hoped. They ate some \"disabled\" red shrimp 5 minutes after being released into the tank!
I also received an unexpected freebie of red shrimp (i also got free copepods), a free seahare (which my boyfriend LOVES), and a new species of ogo to add to my collection and three dry feeds. ALl for 187$!!!
Anyways, OR has been responding to my detailed and anal copepod culturing questions every day for a week now and as been very helpful.
I am a very very happy customer and I fully encourage anyone on the line that might be put off by negative stories to take advantage of the specials. Whatever problems may have been in the past with OR, I can say that I am fully satisfied and more with my order. THANKS OCEAN RIDER…enjoy the pics
PS–Are there any SH photo contests going on? I love my new camera and would like to submit some photos.April 27, 2006 at 2:46 am #2465Pete GiwojnaGuest
I would love to see some pictures of your new Sunbursts! You can’t post photographs on the discussion forum, but you can put them up at the photo gallery instead. You’ll have to create a folder to put them in, but then you can display as many photos as you like. (Leslie Leddo has more experience when it comes to digital photographs, so she can fill you in all the details if it’s not self explanatory.)
By all means, start getting some colorful photographs of your Sunbursts in your reef tank right now, and save the best of them on your hard drive for the next photo contest. No contests are currently underway, and I’m not sure when the next one will be scheduled, but the photo contests happen quite regularly. At least annually, I believe, so the next one should be coming up before long. If you go to the photo gallery, one of the folders there contains past photo contest winners, so you can get a good idea of the type of pictures that have been well received by the Club members and highly esteemed by the judges in the past.
A well-established 46 gallon reef tank with compatible corals is an excellent system for seahorses! Since you are now an experienced seahorse wrangler, I’m sure you’re already aware that it’s a good idea to target feed your seahorses, or perhaps train them to use a feeding station, in order to reduce wastage and uneaten Mysis in an elaborate environment like your reef tank. That will greatly reduce the leftover shrimp as opposed to scatter feeding, which will help safeguard your water quality and cut down on the nutrient loading in your reef system.
But you may not be aware that some of the seahorse-save corals make great natural feeding stations. Toadstool corals (Sarcophyton sp.), for example, are ideal for this if they have the right shape, and seahorses readily accept them as their feeding trough with very little training needed. I wrote an article in Conscientious Aquarist about feeding stations recently that you may find to be of interest, ecogirl. It discusses all the different kinds of feeding stations, including natural feeding stations, in some detail and is well illustrated with lots of Leslie’s colorful photos. It’s available online at the following URL:
Click here: Seahorse Feeders
Best of luck with your new seahorses, ecogirl! When you get your copepod cultures going, it sounds like your reef system will be teeming with !pods, which should make your galloping gourmets very happy.
Pete GiwojnaApril 27, 2006 at 5:53 am #2466ecogirl22Guest
hmm I went to the photo gallery but i don’t see anywhere to create a folder with my Pics–its looks like only the administrator has access to do that but i could be missing the link. If Leslie is around maybe she can help me figure out how to post some pics if possible? I just want everyone to see how pretty "Lemon Peel" and "Tangerine" are! I am such a proud Mom!April 27, 2006 at 8:34 pm #2468LeslieGuest
I thought there was a way for you to post photos here but I can’t see it with my log in. I emailed Carol. Hang on and I will get back to you.
PS if you would like to post a photo here in this forum, in a post, you can do so by using the
"Select Image File to Attach" feild just below the text message feild. This allows you to add a photo from your hard drive right into your post.April 27, 2006 at 9:37 pm #2470ecogirl22Guest
I don’t see the "select image file to attach" either. I do see IMG tag which i assume is some sort of HTML code for attaching photos but i certianly am not that advanced! Thanks for checking with Carol, I’ll check back here in a few days.April 30, 2006 at 3:22 am #2473LeslieGuest
Here ya go…..
Hmmmm I am not sure why you can neot see the file attachment feilds. No worries I am posting your photos for you here…..April 30, 2006 at 3:25 am #2474LeslieGuest
Ecogirls SunburstApril 30, 2006 at 3:27 am #2475LeslieGuest
Ecogirl’s SunburstApril 30, 2006 at 3:35 am #2476LeslieGuest
Ecogirl’s SunburstApril 30, 2006 at 3:36 am #2477LeslieGuest
Another….April 30, 2006 at 3:36 am #2478LeslieGuest
And one more….April 30, 2006 at 5:04 pm #2483Pete GiwojnaGuest
Wow, those are real beauties! Very healthy looking specimens that will definitely add a bright splash of sunshine to your tank! I’m very happy to hear that you’re new arrivals settled on so quickly and are eating great right off the bat.
But I’m not surprised that they feel right at home — the tank you have provided looks like a little patch of paradise for seahorses, Andrea! Lots of structure and shelter, plenty of assorted hitching posts, a variety of microhabitats, yet plenty of open swimming space too — very impressive!
Best of luck with your new Sunbursts, Andrea!
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