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My name is Alpo. I've been a member for a couple days now and I'm finally getting around to an introduction. I started my hobby about 4 years ago, growing ancient triops in a fish bowl. After that the tanks kept getting bigger and bigger. 2 years ago I really wanted to start a new saltwater tank so I researched for months and started raising dwarf seahorses.

I also put a upside down jellyfish just for good measure ( of course in his own section ;)

I kept up with making a fresh batch of sea monkeys every day for about 11 months. For some reason I couldn't get my fry to eat enough and all died off and then my adults slowly went one after the other. It was a awesome experience though. After that i moved up to a bigger tank and nice colorful fish and a snowflake eel.
 

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I also have a vivarium filled with all live plants and frog, lizards and such. I Also added a fogger in there for a swampy look.

Finally I got a really good deal on some larger tanks and ideas started brewing in my head. Now I maintain a 60g freshwater stingray tank

and a 30g saltwater community tank w/sump

(that pic was taken right after I turned the lights on so the corals are unexposed) I also have a 10g misc tank that has freshwater fish and plants. Anyways I just thought I'd say hey from Greenville, SC. You'll probably see me around asking tons of questions.
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Oh yea I forgot to say in case anyone has any questions I'm pretty knowledgeable about Cephalopod care as I've been a member on TOMCO for some time. I keep up a 10g Octopus tank that houses a pygmy oct, a firefish, and some pencil urchins

 

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Welcome to the site! Nice pics! Cool octopus! the only problem i see is the 30gal reef: ALL the fish u have in it(with the*Possible*exception of the clownfish) will quickly outgrow that tank!
 

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All I can say is WOW! I am totally speechless and any one who knows me around here knows that you have acheived a lot with those pics if you have made me speechless. LOL.

Seriously though, I want to welcome you and thank you for sharing those wonderful pictures. It is always great to see the tanks and inhabitants thereof of others.

Please be sure to get a gallery started for your pictures and then we will all have a place to go to admire them.

Thank you for joining us and making our group that much better. I hope that you love it here as much as I have.

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Thanks rose! I know about the current space issue. Soon I'll be moving into a home where I can keep building up, up, and up.
 
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not to go off topic, but the size tank should be at least 100 gallons(preferrably larger) to fit the needs of those fish-u better be able to get that 100 quickly, or all the fish will quickly die off, and eventually u will need to get an even LARGER tank when the koran angel starts to grow up.
 

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Don't worry guys, even if I couldn't meet they're size requirement I would trade with friends that could around the area.
 

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Hi there Alpo. I have never gone salty but when I was considering doing dwarf seahorses I was advised to go with one of these. Continuous Hatch 'N Feeder
The idea was that there was a continuous supply of BBS that the fish could just use at their own discretion. The intended approach was to use the breeder and put hitching posts close to the feeder outlet so that all of the fish could easily congregate there to eat whenever they wanted to.
 

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hah you did some good research:) Thats exactly what I used and it worked great but the only drawback is that the egg cases needed to be cleaned out from time to time. Doing this ment that you didn't have any food for your seahorses for almost 3 days....ooo I dreaded the stress that would come from this. Although the brush and baster that came with it still come in handy from time to time.
 
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