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Old 04-24-2010, 10:00 PM   #1
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i have a 20 gallon tank iv been planning for 2 seahorses, however i think i changed my mind because my tank is too small. i would like to get some pixies but now my tank is too big. my question is, can i get a devider, do a 5 gallon section with grass etc. for my horses, and keep my cleaning crew, corals etc in the other side?
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Old 04-24-2010, 10:05 PM   #2
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Well, I am confused a little by your post. You wrote that you were going to get 2 horses but the tank was too small, but then wrote about dividing the tank and keeping horses in just one part of it, which of course would mean they had even less room.
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Old 04-24-2010, 10:07 PM   #3
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the first 2 i was going to get were kuda they need 29 gallon minimum. the ones i want now h. zosterae (pixies) need 5-10 gallon maximum.
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Old 04-24-2010, 10:18 PM   #4
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Ah...you could do a divider, but it seems like it might cause some flow issues and be a general annoyance. For me, I think that would bug me.

I can imagine a nice 20 gallon biotope for them.
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Old 04-24-2010, 11:21 PM   #5
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would there be a flow issue for the horses if i have a penguin 100 hob filter, and a rio nano skimmer that i keep as far over on the other side of the tank as possible?
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Old 04-24-2010, 11:40 PM   #6
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Penguin's generally do a pretty good job rippling across the top of the water rather than forcing their flow down into the water, if that's the case it should be find, same with the skimmer.

I would test it. You can do this by taking a bit of styrofoam, a non-lead weight of some sort and a bit of fishing line. Tie the foam to the weight, then place the rig into your tank and see how much the foam is buffeted by the current. Horses tend to like a gentle sway rather than a harsh current.
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Old 04-25-2010, 09:51 AM   #7
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thank you very much for your help!
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Old 04-25-2010, 12:07 PM   #8
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Post back with what you decide, and let us know how it works out. Pictures are always nice!
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Old 04-25-2010, 07:43 PM   #9
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will do.
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Old 04-26-2010, 05:07 PM   #10
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I Had A 10 Gallon With Live Rocks Small Marineland Filter And 2 Seahorses And A Watchmen Golby..i Had A Heater And A Small Power Comapct For Lights..i Paid 10 Bucks For The Pair From A Old Man Who Had One Of The Best Prices On Everything In Town... This Was Several Years Ago ...now Thir 80 And 90 Bucks Each..i Remember Feeding Them Brine And Glass Shrimp With Tweezers ..i Had Them For Allmost A Year ! Then Hurrican Came And I Put A Battery Pump In The Tank ..took The Wifes And The Kids To My Moms Witch Stayed With Power ..when I Got Home The Batter Pump Stoped Working And Everything Was Done ! The Pump Jamed Or Something Cuz I Turned It Off Then Back On And It Worked Fine !! Never Had Seahorses Sence But I Would Love To !
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They Were Both All Black And Very Thorny..
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Old 04-27-2010, 12:08 PM   #12
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aww, sounds like ponies in your future! the dwarfs im going to order are $14 each.
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Old 04-27-2010, 12:20 PM   #13
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Those are exactly what I am wanting to keep. Where are you ordering the dwarfs from? What is your set up for them like?
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Old 04-27-2010, 12:34 PM   #14
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i plan on ordering from seahorsecorral.com, they have colored dwarfs too! the shipping is where they get u, because of the weight of the water. if u call to order they can give you cheaper shipping offers. my setup is a 20 gallon with a penguin 100 hob filter, and a rio nano skimmer. i plan to put a divider up and block a 5 or 6 gallon section for the horsies with different macro algae's etc. then i can keep my corals, filters, and cleaning crew on the oposite side of them.
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Old 04-27-2010, 12:36 PM   #15
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Why not have that all in one? I've never heard of small hermits bothering sea horses before. Is that an issue?
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