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    Senior Member ZXZXZ's Avatar
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    Sea Pen

    Does anybody have any experience with Sea Pens. Do they do well in aquaria?? Are they stirctly filter feeders??

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    Senior Member solowma's Avatar
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    I had one in the past. It lasted a while but I my tank crashed after a I moved the tank. I lost it.
    I believe they are just filter feeders. Out during the day and in the sand at night. I know they like a deep sand bed 4" or deeper. It like my sand bed.
    With using the right food you might be able to keep one. Such as reefroids etc.
    I have heard they are very hard to keep and I don't know how I would have made out if my tank didn't crash.
    Here is a pick of it.
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    150 (reef) 56 (FOWLR)
    75 gal sump 25 gal refuge
    300lbs CaribSea Aragonite Reef Sand
    280 lbs of Assorted rock
    Tunze 9010 skimmer, Current USA 48" Fixture
    1 cleaner shrimp, pistol shrimp
    50 blue legged hermit, 15 nausaurus/astrea snails
    Yellow tang, 2 clowns, 1 blue chromis, 1 yellow watchman 1 corral beauty
    Colt coral, Frogspawn, Bubble, Donut coral, Mushrooms,Starburst green, Green and orange polyps an Umbrella coral, Purple Long Tentacle Anemone.

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    The sea pen, looks alot like a corky sea rod-gorg probably the same thing. I have had a corky sea rod for almost 4 months, and its doing great. They are filter feeders and they are also photosynthetic. Feeding reef-roids and cyclopeze seem to make it very happy. Its a decent grower and its very beautiful. I havent had much luck with other non-photo-syn gorgs, but this one is doing great.

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