Fluval 13.5 sitting around what would you do with it?

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Macro tank with dwarf seahorses if you've got the time! They are the best decision I have ever made.
I love that idea! Sourcing the seahorses may be an issue in canada, Ill ask my LFS if they can order them next time I'm in there. They do all kinds of special orders for joey (king of diy) so mabey with some prodding they'll order some lol. Thanks for the suggestion!
 
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Temperate aquarium with Eelgrass meadow and an army of Stippled clingfish (Gobiesox punctulatus) or Skilletfish (Gobiesox strumosus).
Check Gulf of Maine and Gulf Specimen Marine Laboratory for live coldwater substrate (for Eelgrass), Eelgrass, and the 2nd clingfish. Stippled clingfish are sometimes sold on Diver's Den (as Caribbean black clingfish and misidentified as Arcos rubiginosus).
 
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Temperate aquarium with Eelgrass meadow and an army of Stippled clingfish (Gobiesox punctulatus) or Skilletfish (Gobiesox strumosus).
Check Gulf of Maine and Gulf Specimen Marine Laboratory for live coldwater substrate (for Eelgrass), Eelgrass, and the 2nd clingfish. Stippled clingfish are sometimes sold on Diver's Den (as Caribbean black clingfish and misidentified as Arcos rubiginosus).
We can't get those species easily in Canada.

I'm doing a subtropical build in my Evo: I've got a catalina goby, a chalk bass, and I'm hoping that ORA will ship more pygmy white-spotted filefish up here. Temps are a steady 21-22C, and I may try some softies as those lower temps.

There is a supplier of temperate marine species in Victoria. They charge a mint for collection and shipping, though.
 
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Eelgrass would be interesting I have flats all around my place and I'm allowed to harvest eelgrass, bladderwrack, sea lettuce, and kelp. Like davidcalgary29 said I don't think I could source the clingfish but I like the eelgrass biotope idea. I attached a pic with some native species. Alot are pretty drab coloured.
 

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Macro tank with dwarf seahorses if you've got the time! They are the best decision I have ever made.
Wait really? you have have seahorses in a tank that small? Thought they needed a tall tank? Plus honestly bigger. 13.5 Fluval Evo is not big and its definitely not tall.
 
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Wait really? you have have seahorses in a tank that small? Thought they needed a tall tank? Plus honestly bigger. 13.5 Fluval Evo is not big and its definitely not tall.
DWARF seahorses. You are absolutely correct about probably every other species. Mine are in a 10 gallon and I have a herd of 9 (who just had ~5 babies). The tank looks empty and I have to feed 3x daily to keep the bbs concentration high enough.

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