Hi guys! I read this entire thread! I too am starting my first seahorse tank.
I set up my tank Dec. 20th. I've been getting different feedback from many people. This is what I went with........
20g high tank
penguin biowheel (the smallest one that holds a C cartridge)
seaclone 100 skimmer
visatherm stealth 150watt heater
1 and 1/2 inch sandbed
Bahama grand sand (which is fine white sand with many small shell pieces)
Lighting is a dual satellite 2x65w 1 dual daylight, 1 dual actinic, 1 lunar light
I have 22 lbs of LR
in the tank. Eight lbs of it has been in there for 2 days, and I just purchased the rest of it about two hours ago.
I did not want alot of LR
, but many people kept telling me, "The more you have, the better off you are". Only one person told me to have no LR
at all. I wanted to compromise what I've heard and go with 15 lbs. My LFS
just recieved an 800 lb shipment of some fantastic stuff, and I got it at 5 bucks a lb!!!!!!! I was eyeing up the tonga branch, but decided to go with some other stuff I forget the name of.
So I have a half lb of Florida cultured, which is almost completely covered in purple, with a little green. I have 5 lbs of Carribean plant rock, 2 lbs of tonga fusion, and I just bought 14 lbs of this mystery tonga rock. It's incredible!!!! It's covered in red and purple algae. And it has red and purple plants growing off of it.
I'll be following this thread, so feel free to send advice my way!