Re:Seahorse Training Program — get certified now!


Hi Pete,

I am interested in taking the traing course with the objective of purchasing a pair of seahorses from Ocean Rider.

Over the past twenty years I’ve had a number of marine systems ranging from 15 to 90 gallons and had good success with all of them. A few years back, I left the hobby and sold my 90 gallon system because we were travelling a lot. Then, a little over a year ago, my five year old granddaughter inspired me to get my 15 gallon tank out of storage and start something up because of her curiosity about the creatures living in the sand on our beach. It was a standard mini reef with live rock/sand, and soft corals – xenia, green start polyps, leather corals – and a pair of captive raised black and whithe perculas.

My wife gave me an 18" cube tank (25 G) for Father’s Day and I just moved the mature sytem from the 15 gallon tank into that one. It appears to be stable but I plan to continue to test diligently for the next couple of weeks. If all goes well, I am hoping to order the seahorses late July in order to have them in the tank before our grand kids arrive at that point in time – by the way the granddaughte rI mentioned lives in the Netherlands so these vists are a big deal!

System highlights –
1. 25 lbs. live rock
2. 40 ibs. live sand
3. Standard clean up critters
4. Aquaclear 50 Power Filter (w/Chemipure Elite)
5. Remora Skimmer on its way. Due early next week.
6. Hydoe Koralia Wave maker with 2 Nano power heads
7. Fluval Heater
8. JBJ K2 Viper 70 Watt light – I’m hoping this not too much for the seahorses. Please let me know what you think.

I think that covers it. Looking forawrd to your course and the excitement of having a pair of these wonderful creatures in our home.

Alex Austin

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