Well I never did abuild thread on this system as i had no plans to build this system...First let me tell you how it started...Every year hear in Florida on the gulf coast we have scallop season..One day a freind of mine called me and toldme he had a five gallon bucket for me of scallops to meet him at the boat ramp and come get them .So I get my bucket of scallops and drive the 30 mins back to my house..after cleaning nearly the entire bucket there was a big ball of macro algae in the bottom ,after carefully looking at it there was a sea horse and star fish traped within, I thought surely they were both dead ,but to my surprise they were not . After realizing a drive to the ocean at this point was not possible I desided to give them a fighting chance.. I set up a 20 long I had ,grabed some rock from my sump on my reef tank and and filled up the tank tank had no cycle at all ,I used two small hob
filters and a compact pc
light... I thought they both would die due to what they been through but wanted to try to give them a chance...well four months later and two of them he would not eat he's doing great ..He only eats live ghost shrimp and brine so its twice a week to lfs
for food which I don't mind...just thought I would share the story btw I run the tank bb because he eats a lot and is kinda messy. There is very minimal flow because sea horses like calm waters ...