Najoha Posted November 2, 2005 Report Share Posted November 2, 2005 Have spoken to a few people who are toying with the idea of having seahorses (sh). I have never had sh or even a saltwater tank, however I have had many other varieties of fish for over 20years. I love horses and fish. I have dreamed of having sh for my whole life. So now it is time to take the plunge This is going to be a blow by blow account of the fun of setting up a saltwater tank. I knew nothing when I started and still Know very little but I'm taking you on my journey of discovery. Please feel free to ask questions or make suggestions and I'll try to explain why I've done certain things. I have a, suppose to be, 100L octagonal tank and stand that was purchased second hand. I have touched up the paint work and replaced the hinges on the lid for ones that will handle salty conditions better. The tank has been scrubbed and sat outside for a month (uv overkill?) then cleaned with water again. Approx 5kg of course shell grit and course coral sand has been washed, uved( only a day this time) and added as well as an anchor ornament with rope attached to provide 'hitching' spots for the horses. On the Sydney road trip, the stayers would know I purchased an Australian made hang on back, filter / protein skimmer combo from AKS aquarium products. BioSkim 2000 "mini pak" + powerhead Atman 104 which should turn over 1500L/h however I have it on the lowest setting. What that pumps at I have no idea! The filter was a problem for me as the tank is on the small size and being octagonal the sides are small, so many filters were too big or powerful. Also the stand is open and I didn't want messy stuff underneath. The skimmer does stick up the top but that is unavoidable. Gone to collect sea water before high tide! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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