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Hello Everyone!

I am a Crazy Seahorse Lady. I'm an avid diver new to the reef building community but super excited to be here. I can't wait to be able to share the beauty of the ocean I get to see 60 ft down with family and friends. My husband and I started our journey with a ton of research (read information overload!) about a year ago and we were finally ready to take the plunge when we found a 'rescue tank' that needed some TCL and came with some pretty cool equipment perks. The down side was that we had to go tear it down and that meant taking the livestock with us. While I was over the top to find that the tank held two fantastic clams (I so want a clam & seahorse tank!!) along with other beauties unfortunately at this time we only have 2 10 gallon hospital tanks to take care of these little beauties and as you all know that's just not sustainable.

At this time we have a Toadstool coral, a small zoanthid coral, Picasso Clown (?) approx 2" head to tail, Cleaner Shrimp, Engineer Goby 4", Blue Devil Damsel 1 1/2 - 2", Black Tang 2", File fish 1 1/2 - 2", multiple hermit crabs, one Turbo Snail, and 2 beautiful clams. I'm only guessing but I believe one is a Tridacna squamosa, and the other is a Hippopus. I've posted pics below.

I would really love for these beautiful creatures to go to a loving home so if you are able to take them in please let me know. I am not putting a price on these amazing creatures because making sure they live is more important but if you would like to make a donation to our first reef tank we would certainly appreciate it.

Thank you,
Crazy Seahorse Lady

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Welcome to MARSH! Given the size of your livestock, I'm not so sure that you couldn't keep it in those tanks for a while, depending on how long you think it will take to get the main tank ready. I have a 20 gallon tank you could borrow if you want to try to keep some of the livestock.

BTW, that clown is some variety of maroon clown, which is a different genus from the Picasso clowns. The maroon clowns can be pretty aggressive, but they're really cool, and can live a long time - I've had my gold stripe maroon for 17 years.
 

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Welcome to Marsh!

I'm with frankc and believe it's quite possible for you to hold on to them depending on the length of their stay in the tanks, especially with a slightly larger tank like he offered. It just might take a bit of extra work to keep the tanks clean and stable, but the fish should be no problem. My biggest concern would be the clams, as they need the right parameters and good lighting. What lights are they under now? I'm not exactly close, but I'm sure I could find a spot in my tanks with my own clams to hold onto them until your tank is ready if you find no other options.
 
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Welcome to Marsh!

I'm with frankc and believe it's quite possible for you to hold on to them depending on the length of their stay in the tanks, especially with a slightly larger tank like he offered. It just might take a bit of extra work to keep the tanks clean and stable, but the fish should be no problem. My biggest concern would be the clams, as they need the right parameters and good lighting. What lights are they under now? I'm not exactly close, but I'm sure I could find a spot in my tanks with my own clams to hold onto them until your tank is ready if you find no other options.
Thank you both Seaworthy & frankc, but unfortunately due to some recent family issues we're still probably 6 months away from putting a fish in our big tank. The lighting we are using is not optimal especially for the clams and our biofilters can't handle the load. The tanks we're using were only set up as hospital/quarantine tanks. I would really hate to see these guys die due to poor environment.

Seaworthy, if you have the room and are already raising clams I would love to have you take these two on if it's possible.
 

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Thank you both Seaworthy & frankc, but unfortunately due to some recent family issues we're still probably 6 months away from putting a fish in our big tank. The lighting we are using is not optimal especially for the clams and our biofilters can't handle the load. The tanks we're using were only set up as hospital/quarantine tanks. I would really hate to see these guys die due to poor environment.

Seaworthy, if you have the room and are already raising clams I would love to have you take these two on if it's possible.
Bummer that it will be so long until your tank is ready, but yes I should have room. Though they have only been in the current tank a few months, I've kept several clams for multiple years and would be happy to take care of them for you.
 

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