Re:Thinking about adding a MH pendant, opinions?


Hi Carrie, Pete,

Its working now. I added the led moonlights, automatic timers, and lowered the watts and increased the kelvin on the actinics one blue, and one white. The moonlights come on at 6:00 AM-8:00 AM. The actinics overlap about 7:30 AM and stay on till 8:30 PM, The metal highlides come on at 10:AM-2:PM,only 4 hrs daily, and run with the actinics. at 8:00 PM the moonlights come back on, and remain until 10:00 PM. I already had given the seahorses both sides of the tank for hiding places as well as plenty of caves in the center. I also had placed lots of extended artificial plants with height to shade certain areas. The seahorses still take refuge or afternoon naps during halide times, but at least this way, I can still enjoy watching them out and playing during the day, like before. The corals seem satisfied with the short sun periods. I just wont be adding any of the corals that need more lighting. The seahorses will always come first. the temp is maintaining at 73-78, It actually seems to stay cooler with the larger tank, even when the halides are on?? Now that… I cant explain.
Good Luck Carrie on whatever you decide. Thanks Pete for all your help in the changeover.

America's Only Seahorse Aqua-Farm and One of Hawaii's Most Popular Attractions

Ocean Rider seahorse farm is a consistent Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Award Winner and "Top 10 Things To Do" Kona, Hawaii attraction. Our "Magical Seahorse Tours" are educational and fun for the whole family.

Tour tickets are available for Purchase On-Line. Space is limited and subject to availability.

small seahorse Ocean Rider, Inc. is an Organic Hawaiian-Based Seahorse Aqua-Farm & Aquarium that Follows Strict Good Farming Practices in Raising Seahorses and Other Aquatic Life.

Seahorse Hawaii Foundation

Inspiring ocean awareness by saving the endangered seahorse and sea dragons around the world from extinction through conservation, research, propagation, and education.

Help us save the seahorse and the coral reefs they live in with a tax deductible contribution to the Seahorse Hawaii Foundation. You will be helping to protect and propagate over 25 species of endangered seahorses, sea dragons and friends.

Make A Tax-Deductible Donation Today!

A Different Kind of Farm (Video) »

Ocean Rider Kona Hawaii

Ocean Rider Kona Hawaii
Seahorse Aqua-Farm & Tours

73-4388 Ilikai Place

Kailua Kona, Hawaii 96740

Map & Directions


Contact Ocean Rider

Copyright ©1999-2023
All Rights Reserved | Ocean Rider Inc.

My Online Order Details

Purchase Policy

Site Terms and Conditions