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Setting up my 1st seahorse tank

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    Ok, i’m going to get a seahorse only tank. I just purchased a 35 gallon hex, 24\” tall. I want to get some mustang seahorses, and maybe some sunburst seahorses, as i have researched and found these are the hardiest. My questions are about the tank setup… 1. What kind of filter would be ideal? I know they need very low water flow, and the only filter i\’m familiar with is a wet/dry. I know this creates a lot of flow. Would a canister filter be ok? Could i just get a hang-on bio-wheel filter, or is this not enough filtration? 2. Can i have any powerheads in the tank? I plan on getting about 20 nassarius snails, and possibly a few other sifters, so the sand shouldn’t be a problem. Should i put just a small powerhead? 3. I know seahorses need no special lighting, so would the hood that comes with the tank be ok with it? I believe they had a 3×15 florescent hood with the tank. 4. I also wanted to maybe put corals in it. Are there any corals that will be ok in a little water flow environment? Maybe gorgonias or a sponge? I think that\’s it for now. Any suggestions would be great, especially if you have a seahorse tank! Jenn


    Hi Jann,,

    I can help you with some of your questions,yes you can have a wave maker but you need to cover it(other wise the sh tail will get trapped).Please dont leave the top on the tank(something to do with gases).

    You can have some corals but only ones that can not sting the sh.

    Im not sure but i think that you may only have one pair of sh because of the size of your tank.You will also need to cover your heater as the sh can burn themselves if they go on it.

    No doubt someone else will be able to help you a lot more then me.


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