Re:Stocking first Seahorse tank…


Wow! That’s quite a response Pete! Thanks a lot.

In regards to lighting: Unfortunately, my fixture is only a single bulb/ballast so I won’t be able to get the dusk/dawn affect that you describe (and that I use in my reef tank). However, the tank is in a room with curtained windows, and the lights do not turn on until 11am, so there should be significant time in the morning where there is sufficient light for the seahorses to see. Also, it’s in the living room where the room lights are usually on for an hour or so after the tank lights go off.

On the volcano shrimp: I think I’ll acllimate them slowly over 1-2 weeks and then add them to my refuges. I’d really rather not spend any excess energy maintaining yet another tank.

Cleanup crew: Yup, I’ve already got a platoon of nasarius snails in there, which I’ve been feeding sparingly, both to keep them fed and also to keep the bio-filter in the tank active. I’ve also got a variety of algae eating snails.

I’m not sure if you missed my question on aptasia or not, but I would appreciate any insight you might have as to how dangerous they are to the health of my new seahorses.

Thanks again,

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