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Discussion in 'Seahorses and Pipefish' started by bwaller76, Jan 18, 2012.

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    bwaller76 Love my tanks!

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    Hello,

    Have decided to get horses. I have a 35gallon hex tank with about 40 pounds of rock. I am trying to decide whether to go erectus or kelloggi. I have read that erectus are the best beginner horse and would probably fit my tank the best. I trust this site for information because you guys are it!
     
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    I know very little about the ponies, but can't wait to see a build thread :D
     
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    The erectus species will be the easier of them...you could take the online class too, to become more familiar with all the species. I believe it's seahorse.com?
     
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    Yep read that... just need opinions now.
     
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    erectus are a much better first seahorse choice
     
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    Explain to me why you feel that wat
     
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    They are much hardier, which is a huge issue with seahorses. They often succumb to bacterial infections and they are less prone to be being stressed out. They have also been captive breed for the longest, and are both the easiest and cheapest to get.
     
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    That would work perfect
     
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    perfect
     
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    What else will those light work for
     
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    They would be prefect for growing macro algae that seahorses love
     
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    Yeah, you have to keep in mind, that seahorses don't like extremely bright lighting, so that light will be great for them, and you could also get some nice micro algae and soft corals for them to hitch on.
     
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    ok i had ordered those light t5 dual 36w that was mentioned on the top of this thread could this help me with soft corals or anything like that thanks for any help
     
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