August 18, 2014 at 11:41 am #5721
I’m so happy I found seahorse.com. I promised my daughter, who is 7 1/2, that on her 6th birthday she would have a seahorse aquarium. I have read Seahorses, A Complete Pet Owner’s Manual and Saltwater Aquariums for Dummies several times and highlighted so many lines that they don’t seem to stand out anymore. I have also found several websites, reading and comparing them with seemingly more contradictions than agreed upon facts.
I need more specifics and would like to begin the seahorse training program. I have neither experience nor equipment. I’m determined to do this and obviously need help. I have the location in our home and as I’m handy, would like to build the corner unit for the aquarium to sit on top of. I’m looking for an aquarium between 35-40 gallons to begin this hobby. I’m guessing you will probably encourage a bigger one, but this size, as long as it can comfortably handle four seahorses, is a good start for us. Before beginning the program I would like to order/get the aquarium so I can build the unit to hold it. That said, could you please tell me, considering all the equipment that will be in/on/under/coming into/leaving out of/etc., what aquarium (brand, model, glass vs. acrylic, etc.) would you get that is 35-40 gallons in size? If I can order this, I will feel more comfortable and confident moving forward and making progress with the training program and appropriate choices with the “gear” that we need which will work with the aquarium.
Thanks again. I appreciate your guidance and look forward to working with you!