Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 01-05-2015, 05:56 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
dmolavi's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Sewell, NJ
Posts: 2,123
Questions on an upcoming Seahorse Tank build

My wife has been nagging me for one of these for awhile, especially now that she see's how nice my reef tank looks...so, I'm going in

Anyone with experience, please correct anything below:
- Flow: I've heard 3-4x tank volume is the best for them. As this is a 56g cube, either a larger HOB filter (since they apparently poo a lot) or a small powerhead will suffice.

- Aeration: Based on the all-knowing internet, this can be an issue in a seahorse tank. My proposed solution is a skimmer, killing 2 birds with one stone.

- Temperature: 74-76 degrees...

- Live rock: Does this still follow the 1 pound/gallon rule of thumb? This is going to be all seahorses (probably just a pair to start). I might add a goby or blenny or some other "seahorse friendly" fish that won't out-compete them for food. Not more than one or two though.

- Lighting: Is a standard florescent enough for them?

I know I will need either natural or synthetic grass for hitching, and I'm not putting any corals in this tank.
__________________
20 gallon nano-reef torn down to make way for the 40B Reef (original thread and current update).
dmolavi is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
build, question, questions, sea, seahorse, tan, tank, tank build

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
A thank you in advance for all my upcoming questions! kaishalou Member Introductions 4 01-16-2013 12:46 PM
upcoming frag swaps? classklown90 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 8 04-10-2011 09:32 PM
Is there a type of seahorse that is small, But not as small as the dwarf seahorse? Dylan5359 Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 1 02-07-2011 06:55 PM
Help with stock for upcoming 55gallon? exodus Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 7 04-20-2006 01:41 AM
Introduction of new tank to my current stock and upcoming? kaz Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 2 03-15-2006 07:12 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:46 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.