For my sisters birthday I'm getting her a 5 gallon dwarf seahorse tank (which she can take to college with her). She works at the zoo and LOVES watching them!
Currently I've been trying to find a place where I can get a plain 5 gallon tank. No lights, filter, nada! Can't find one. I can find plenty of kits and some larger aquariums that are plain but no 5G...
Next, I was thinking of stacking some base rock in the middle (live rock carries hydroids) and putting plants on both sides that they can wrap their tails around (dont know of any plants).
If my parents invest some money I thought a nano reef LED
would be pretty cheap and I could get some coral. My sister says its ok if I don't get coral.
I was thinking of putting in
1 small starfish
Some shrimp (ideas??)
As a start.
Don't know what I'm going to feed them. I don't like baby brine shrimp too much so I was thinking of culturing copepods(maybe idk) or any advice is welcome.
I was just going to buy a cheap standard heater and I was going to use a sponge filter. Any problems with that?
Any help along the way is greatly appreciated! I don't know when I'm getting the tank (hopefully soon.