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I teach at the Roy Hyatt Environmental Center. I've developed a beach program out there that contains about 400 gallons of marine aquaria for our second grade program. Here's tank number one. The pics aren't that great but you'll get the idea. Most of our tanks and equipment are earned through grants or donations so the may look a little cobbled.

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90 gallon containing a lion fish with striped leg hermits

Fluval canister for circulation

Reef octopus for skimming

Marineland reef led light for illumination

Lion fish is fed 3 peeled shrimp 3 times a week.

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Thanks, I also placed the tanks in the pavilion where everybody eats lunch, so that all visitors can enjoy the tanks even if they didn't choose the beach lesson.

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We see about 6000 total elementary kids on site annually, a little less than half are second graders

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Display tanks

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Fiddler crabs

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Killie fish and Mollies

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55 gallon odd couple, a puffer and jackknife (we just bought a 125 to replace this tank)

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125 jetty tank and sump

Slippery wrasse, sergeant majors, cocoa damsel, slipper lobster, stone crab

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Just how big is that hermit?

You talking about the last pic Trent? That is a shovelnose or slipper lobster.

What a bunch of neat tanks. Used to have a jack knife in my first tank that I caught out here diving. Mine was tiny, but we used to see those all the time.

Richard

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wow, you're right. I didn't recognize it. I just thought it was one giant ugly hermit.

Lol, those were my favorite to catch when we were diving out here. It is the best tasting meat of all the lobsters if you ask me. And we seem to have more of them here than anywhere else I have dove.

Richard

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TrentN   

Lol, those were my favorite to catch when we were diving out here. It is the best tasting meat of all the lobsters if you ask me. And we seem to have more of them here than anywhere else I have dove.

Richard

We've got better quality trash for it to eat here.

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Thanks for looking. Yes I love the jackknife, he goes toe to toe with the puffer for food, which worries me. The skimmer in the big tank does sit low but Its adjusted to skim well at that depth. I actually have very little room to take the skimmer cup out.

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Last installment of tanks for the beach program

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The sandbox for identifying the names of the creatures that left the shell behind and discussion on beach stewardship

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The living sandbox, which houses many of our benthic bay creatures.

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I simply heat and skim this tank.

Here are a couple of friends. We also have conch, olive, shrimp, blennie, dwarf hermits and more.

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What do you guys think about the comparability of the Lion fish with the southern puffer in the new 125?

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*compatibility

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Since they have very different eating habits I thought they'd be fine. The puffer chases the jackknife if he has shrimp hanging out off his mouth, so they need tip be separated. So the jackknife will get the 90 to himself until I can catch a file fish.

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What do you guys think about the comparability of the Lion fish with the southern puffer in the new 125?

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*compatibility

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Can the puffer fit inside the lion fish?

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