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Has anyone had success keeping marine sponges?

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thanks mate

what shops stock it so I can pick some up tomorrow. I had a bit of a search and its getting pretty good reviews. Do you know if it comes in larger sizes? Have a 3500 litre system to dose...

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thanks mate, I am on top of the biology, was just looking for any specific experiences, success or fail. I am not keeping a full reef, mainly sponges (other inverts will come and go from the system) and it will be lightly stocked. All good regarding the chain, I will be the start and end :)

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Yeah always good to squeeze out any air if it's been exposed. I know reef secrets on the coast has some but he is shut today. Sponge power is concentrated 5 drops every few days for my 900l system. Had sponges for a year or so before I started using this without any problem, so probably not needed.

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I haven't had a problem as I keep a few in my reef setup. I do feed them though, I think it's called sponge power it's in a little blue bottle. But I really only use this so there is food for my nudibranchia's.

What type of nudibranches do you have? I was looking into nembrotha kubaryana but they aparently only feed on ascidians. I haven't found anybody who has successfully kept them for a long period of time because of their picky diet. So any help would be great. Thanks

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There are four species we collect for our tanks around brisbane,the colours are red,orange,light purple and the lovely pink/purple,the latern names will make this far to long and all four do very well,just remember they depend on a constant food source,planktoic sized and not light!

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Yes I know the common ones but I am after a specific one (nembrotha kubaryana) and I need to find a means to keep it alive. Apparently there has only been a short term success with the one I want (black and lime in colour). What the eat is very hard to cultivate and with the amount they eat I will need plentiful. If anybody has ever kept them I would really love to know what they were fed and what their habitat was like too please.

This is a picture of it.

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