Re:Altitude and sea horses

#5172
bleuchef
Guest

Wow…Thank you Pete! I apreciate the help. I really want these little guys to be happy! Okay…..here are the specs on the biocube The tank is at about 77F. I read your post and immediatly put a different, adjustable heater in there to slowely bring it down to 74f or so.

(2) 24 watt CF lamps with a durable (Fulham – UL Approved) remote electronic ballast w/ disconnect cable. Offered with our powerful 50/50 lamps for marine tanks and 6500K daylight for planted tanks. Both lamps include UL Approved German "Snap-In" lamp sockets for easy bulb install and removals. Installed with splash guard lens for lamp protection

L 15.8" x W 13.8" x H 14.8"
Power: 48 total watts
Flow: 106 GPH
Lift:0.8m
Voltage:110V
Freq: 60 Hz
Submersible Pump
11 watt power consumption
bio skimmer

I dont think current is much of an issue. I have the output aimed toward the top of the water so it keeps the surface going. The male is able to hang on with the tip of his tail and stretch out while hunting. The amphipod population is pretty much gone and that seems to be all they are interested in eating. There are other pods in there and I havent seen them eatin on any. ( I watch them A LOT )! In the tank I have the following

Live sand, 15-18lbs live rock, two fairly large kenya trees, a medium sized cluster of pipe organs, a sand sifting star, hermits, snails and a few zoas.

I also have another option…..I have a 30 cube set up as a reef tank. It has (6) 18 watt T-5 bulbs, an aquavia multi skimmer with uv. At the moment, it is packed with soft coral, a yellow goby and pistol shrimp, polyps and zoas, and a sea apple. I would have no problem removing any creatures that would pose a threat to my ponies and put them in there ( I am dedicated to these guys). The only problem and concern with that tank is that it has manages to kill a purple tang as well as a flame angle in the past month do to a parasite we can seem to figure out or kill!

I have not seem my female eat anything in a day or so and she has really just posted up and isn’t moving much. the male is all over the place but only eating sparely! The both seem to have what I can only describe a a bit is sediment that has settled on top of them.

Please help Pete!!

Thanks……Chef!


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