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    seahorse??

    Im thinking about setting up a tank for seahorses.Would anyone have any info on what i need for them?

    size of tank
    lighting
    filtration and so.

    Thanks again
    jim

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    From what I have read, they are up and down swimmers, so a deeper tank would be better, but not neccessary I don't think.. Also they don't like a lot of flow, or really bright lights.. Regular filtration would be fine. Most people run a sea horse tank that is plumbed right into their main tanks system. As far as food, they will eat pods, and the regular fish food. There is a video on ReefVideos.com that shows a guys seahorse tank. You should check it out.

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    I would suggest you start reading on the different types of seahorses and their special needs by visiting: http://syngnathid.org/ and http://www.seahorse.org/
    They do need taller tanks (average 3 times their length unrolled ) low flow (they move realllllllyyyyyy slow! and eat even slower!) and lower lights than a full reef. The temps needs to be lower than what we keep our tanks at. For my Reidi's I keep the water at 74*-75*. Other types of seahorses need it even lower. Yes some people try to keep them at higher temps but problems arise.
    I could go on and on about what you should and shouldn't do but let's keep it short and sweet and see if you still want to do this amazing project! :wink5:
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    Cool....I'm switching my 20g at work to a seahorse tank sometime real soon.
    This info will help!
    Regards,
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    lol I was just thinking about how cool a sea horse nano on my desk would be... I'm sure it would have no effect on my productivity

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krugar
    lol I was just thinking about how cool a sea horse nano on my desk would be... I'm sure it would have no effect on my productivity

    Cheers!
    I know having a reef tank on my desk at work doesn't affect my productivity at all....nor does having access to Aquaria.ca.

    cres...be quiet. :wink5:
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    Thanks for the input and the links guys.I might go to MS this weekend and checking them out.Im thinking about adding a tank to my 125gal.It will give it alot more water.Im thinking about going for a 55 gal with LR and LS,softies and a clean up crew.Anyone know if MS has any horses there and their prices.

    Thanks again
    jim

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    Anyone know if MS has any horses there and their prices.

    ms does have them and i believe they are 79.00 each

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    nanos aren't big enough for regular size seahorses, maybe dwarf horses

    theres a place in gulphe that sells captive bred ones, i can't remember the name

    ideal size would be 18" cube.. for like 2-3 adults is what i got from those guys, but i think u can cram more?

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    I doubt I'd set one up to start with, I'm just toying with the idea. I research things todeath before I jump in. What I've found so far would lead me into getting dwarf seahorses if I even did do it, but free time is sparse.

    Unless... maybe I can add an activity code to the billing system for tank maintainence. I don't think any of the project managers here actually read anyway, I'm pretty sure I could sneak that in right under "dilithium crystal resequencing".

    Cheers!
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