My low tech marine tank

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JayneAlison
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Here is my 120 litre marine set up.
It's very basic, no sump or skimmer.
Biological filtration is taken care of by the live rock, there is an internal filter for chemical and mechanical filtration, and a wavemaker for water movement.
Lighting is by 2 relatively inexpensive pendants, and a heater set to 25 degrees keeps things warm when cold whilst a fan helps to keep things cool when hot 😄
There are mainly soft corals, with a handful of lps and sps, which seem to be okay slumming it, as they are growing.
I love macro algae so there are several, blue, red and brown mainly.
Fish stock is a pair of seahorses and 3 gobies.
Inverts are the main attraction, lots of shrimps, crabs, snails, starfish etc.
I use ready mixed salted ro from my lfs for water changes and plain ro for top ups. Once a week I add a general vitamin,mineral type thing and that's about it.
Hope you like it.
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I don't think I've ever seen anyone post pics of seahorses in a marine set up. How lovely . Is it unusual to keep them?
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They are popular these days as most are captive bred and readily eat frozen foods, but they have to be fed frequently as they don't have proper stomachs so they can't digest food properly .
They are slow and methodical movers so that mean they can't go into busy tanks with active fish or aggressive inverts such as anemones which can easily eat them.
In a quiet tank like mine they are fairly straightforward, I just make sure I target feed 3 times a day so they don't go hungry.
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Very nice Jayne. :)
There's a guy named Martin (or was it Martina ;) ) from another site who used to breed seahorses, not sure whether he still does or not, haven't been up-to-date about him lately.
Seahorses and gobies are my favourite marine pics. :D
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Lovely!
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What lovely simple reef aquarium, well done. :] Maybe instead of going all out like I did, I should of stuck to a simple setup like yours.
WARNING - DO NOT BREED, FEED OR PET THE PUDDLE! :dodgy2:
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That's nice,how long has it been running?
What lights are you using?
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piker wrote: Fri Aug 21, 2020 21:29 pm That's nice,how long has it been running?
What lights are you using?
Was just gonna ask how long has it been running. Lovely! Good work!
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Thanks for the nice comments :)
It's been running about 16 months now, and I use 2 lumini 120 pendants to light it although they are seldom on full power.
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Serpent starfish a.k.a. 'Big Leggy'
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