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Old 12-13-2006, 09:39 AM   #1
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Keeping live coral aquariums

Anybody out there keep live coral ? Very fun hobby that can be done all year long no matter the weather. Fun to learn about and not that hard to keep them in a home aquarium. Some people frag coral which is to propagate small
pieces and then they trade or sell them.
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Old 03-19-2007, 01:50 PM   #2
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I do! I have several reef tanks. Facinating, aren't they?
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Old 03-19-2007, 01:58 PM   #3
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Old soul just how long have you been in the hobby ?

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I do! I have several reef tanks. Facinating, aren't they?
I have been doing it for years and they just keep getting better filtration and lighting so the kind of corals that we get are getting better too. I have a 270 gallon reef tank and one that is a 125 gallon all coral . Do you do any fraging of corals?
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No, I'm not at that level of expertise yet. LOL. I did manage to get sea horses to breed in captivity though!
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I have a 135 reef tank, but no sea horses. I have not had good experiences with seahorses. Do you find your coral and fish local or on the web?
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The secret to sea horses is in what you feed them. I stay away from brine shrimp, I find they pollute the water more than anything else. I keep a 10 gallon for live food such as grass shrimp and feeder guppies. I feed the shrimp and guppies marine flakes. I scoop out a few shrimp and guppies, a few times a day to feed the sea horses with.

I ordered the sea horses but I can't remember the company. It was a few years ago. I ordered about 10 and split it with a few friends. They all fed brine shrimp and their horses died within months. None of theirs bred.
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Anybody out there keep live coral ? Very fun hobby that can be done all year long no matter the weather. Fun to learn about and not that hard to keep them in a home aquarium. Some people frag coral which is to propagate small
pieces and then they trade or sell them.
I used to have a reef tank many years ago. I followed the technology up until about 8 years ago and got to busy at home and work. But I do remember the advent of such things as "dry filters", "metal halide lamps", "calcium reactors", and so on.

Anytime I travel, I try to stop by any public aquariums that might be around. San Francisco has the Stienhard Aquarium (sp?) in Golden Gate Park. It's awesome. Went to the Wakiki Aquarium on my honeymoon 24 years ago next month.

To me, aquariums are like boats. I really enjoy them, especially when someone else owns it! But who knows, maybe someday I might get back in. Sometimes I think about a koi pond, but then my back starts hurting....
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