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Old 09-06-2012, 06:34 PM   #11
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3-5 gal tank a 10 leaves to much room for the pods to escape. But is more stable I'd go with that. Air pump to run a sponge filter Heater some kind of light 2-5 lbs sand and some plants real or plastic Salt and RO or Distilled water and a test kit you will need it to watch the cycle and keep the water in good shape Here's a site i found lots of good advice
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Old 09-06-2012, 06:38 PM   #12
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A ro/di unit is a reverse osmosis (and two things I can't remember) unit. You can get one from bulk reef supply.
I am planning on starting a dwarf seahorse tank too! (if my dad let's me) I am a year younger than you so I am limited to such things too.
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Old 09-06-2012, 06:40 PM   #13
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A ro/di unit makes distilled water and filters it for bad stuff.
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Old 09-06-2012, 06:45 PM   #14
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You shouldn't have to buy an RO unit for a 3 gallon.
You can buy saltwater premixed from most lfs for around a dollar a gallon.
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Old 09-06-2012, 06:49 PM   #15
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You wont need a skimmer or a RO/DI You can get RO water from wal-mart for around $2 for 5 gal I had around 25-30 dwarfs in a 10 gal and changed 2 gal out every week my trates never went above 10 ppm Just rinse the sponge filter in the old tank water once a month Man you guys are making me want to start another dwarf tank lol
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Sorry, in all the research I did I was planning for a 29 gallon. I thought it would be the same for a 3 gallon.
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Old 09-06-2012, 07:21 PM   #17
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Glad your doing your research Just keep in mind dwarfs are week swimmers I tried a small hob and it was sucking them into the intake and killing them
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thank for posting this! I have a 10 gallon cycling for freshwater but then was given a new 10 gallon so Im turning the cycling one into my betta's new tank. and I was thinking about setting up the other 10 gallon for these little seahorses!

I was thinking of setting it up with Live rock and some Saltwater live plants like Sea grass more than coral(but that could be a opt too but being a 10 gallon I dont know tbh and not stinging corals =P)
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Thanks for all the great advice. Does anyone know where I can buy asterina stars? I've looked and cant find anything from a professional store. My dad will only let me buy things from professional places. Internet is not always safe and blah blah blah. I know it's true. But its annoying.
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Old 09-06-2012, 08:59 PM   #20
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I don't think they sell them because they are considered pests but if I ever see one I'll try to get it to you. That will be well after my tank works though. If you buy some live rock from petco it usually has some on it.
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