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Sea Fan experience

Cody

Secretary
Board Member
Joined
Jul 23, 2014
Location
The Woodlands, TX
#3
I need some for my sea horse tank that I'm wanting to build. I still have the 1/2" thick acrylic from Greggs old tank. I'm gonna mill it and make me a sea horse lagoon. That or an octopus. Haven't decided yet.
 

Matyas

Supporting Member
Joined
Oct 21, 2017
Location
Cypress
#4
I need some for my sea horse tank that I'm wanting to build. I still have the 1/2" thick acrylic from Greggs old tank. I'm gonna mill it and make me a sea horse lagoon. That or an octopus. Haven't decided yet.
Is the seahorse tank going to be tall? Will you be feeding the sea fan?
 

frankc

Supporting Member
Joined
Jun 11, 2012
Location
The Woodlands
#6
I have never tried one of the fan-shaped ones, but always wanted to. I have had good success with regular gorgonians - one I've had about 7 years, one about 4, and one I just got last year. They are all photosynthetic, which I'm sure are a lot easier than the NPS ones.
 

Matyas

Supporting Member
Joined
Oct 21, 2017
Location
Cypress
#7
I have never tried one of the fan-shaped ones, but always wanted to. I have had good success with regular gorgonians - one I've had about 7 years, one about 4, and one I just got last year. They are all photosynthetic, which I'm sure are a lot easier than the NPS ones.
Thanks frank. What flow do you keep them in?
 

frankc

Supporting Member
Joined
Jun 11, 2012
Location
The Woodlands
#8
Thanks frank. What flow do you keep them in?
It would probably be considered medium flow. They don't need a lot, but something to help keep algae from building up on them. I sometimes have to blast them with a turkey baster to get algae off, but they do have the ability to slough it off themselves pretty well. I feed them about once a week along with the other corals.
 
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