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Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Saratoga, NY
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Re: Hippocampus Erectus Input
I think the pipes were a better choice.They were way more active,intersting and lasted longer.I got lucky and actually got a real pair.One was loaded with eggsalmost every month for over a year.When he/she died I couldn't get a replacemnet into the tank.My existing male just hunted down the newcomer like a shark(twice!).He still lived alone for about another year.I also had a pair of mandarins in with them.
I ran a reef octopus HOB skimmer/overflow to my sump as my 29 is not drilled and kept my skimmer and equipment in it.I can't even imagine having any DT(especially a salt) without surface extraction and a sump.My pipe never got drawn into the overflow although he ate bugs off it all the time!