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Thread: Seahorse Cube

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    So, this tank has actually already been set up for a little over 6 months, but it's actually my girlfriend's tank, and she hasn't put much in and we've recently decided to turn it into a seahorse tank. Right now about the only thing in it is algae since we haven't gotten an skimmer yet.

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    For now, I'm considering putting an easier Gorgonian in it like a purple brush gorgonian. I've already got a nice batch of Blue Ochtodes algae I could put in as well. I was also considering using a five gallon to start a brine shrimp colony for food, anyone ever started up one like that?

    I also haven't fully decided on a species, I'm down to either a Kuda or an Erectus, though I'm leaning towards Erectus. Anyone have any input?
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    First question, how big is this tank?
    Second question, do you have a refugium with this tank?
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    when I looked into doing a nano seahorse tank, I decided there was only one real option - Hippocampus zosterae. Not sure of the volume of your tank tho.
    I never did start the tank.
    20gal long planted community

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    About 36 or so. It's a custom cube I got on sale at my LFS. 20 wide and 21 inches deep. I've pretty much decided since I made this thread to go with an erectus pair and a dragonface pipefish. And it does not have a refugium, but I'm starting up some smaller tanks for culturing pods. plankton, and other goodies.
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    Erectus are a larger species, 6-7" long. From my own research, I wouldn't keep them in that size of cube.

    One suggestion tho, try and find captive bred, as they are on the red list (like so many reef species).
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    Quote Originally Posted by sheamurai View Post
    Erectus are a larger species, 6-7" long. From my own research, I wouldn't keep them in that size of cube.

    One suggestion tho, try and find captive bred, as they are on the red list (like so many reef species).
    Yeah I've already found a local breeder who will supply me with them. I showed him my setup and said it'd be fine provided I used a good skimmer. I already have a reef octopus bh1000 on it so it should work.
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    Well, since I have a thriving copepod colony in both the cube and a separate five gallon culturing tank I got a dragonface pipefish! I've had him for a week now and he's been eating constantly every single day. I'm keeping a close eye on the pods in the tank, gonna try to dump some from the culture tank in every other week for now.

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    A better picture of him hanging out in the blue ochtodes algae, which is one of his favorites
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    That is so cool looking! Thanks for the picture.

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    Looks awesome, I like the algae too, do you plan on getting another?
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    I think if someone thinks clownfish are called nemos they should banned from keeping sw tank.

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