ok, this is a quick update. i will be going with the 55g. well, unless there is some way i could fit a big pool in my house somewhere, and then i could breed tons of little fish and seahorses
ok, enough of the day dreaming, now about the 55g....
i'm thinking my best bet would be with the seahorses. i've already done tons of studying about them already, i'm a member at seahorse.org, and i've read nearly all of there articles. plus everything i could find on google.
i'm going to get the erectus species, that was the most recommended by other seahorse breeders.
i have some seahorse questions though. i'll probably have a thread at seahorse.org if your a member there also.
one question is, if i buy a male and female erectus, will they most likely pair up and have some babies and stuff, or will the female possibly reject the male? i'd prefer not to buy 2 males and a female, but if i need to, i want to know.
i'll be buying the 55g deluze from walmart. i hate walmart, mainly because the way they treat there fish. but they do have the best deal i've found.
the 55g comes with a filter, heater, light, hood, water treatment, thermometer, and i think thats it, but it's good. it will be $150, but with the taz i've found it will be about $160 or so. i currently have $100, but i should be getting more soon.
i have 30 lbs of live rock for the 55g. wich costed $105. so i've got some of the expense already purchased. here is my new seahorse to buy list.
2 erectus seahorses
medications (don't remember medication list i had, i lost it.)
saltwater master water test kit
live rock (30lbs already bought)
live sand (30lbs already bought) ( for refugium)
chaeto (for refugium)
85-100 small white shrimp (to help start a colony)
brine shrimp (already have TONS in like 5 different containers, lots and lots of young healthy brine shrimp. they will be enriched with phytoplankton)
copepods or rotifers?
emergency disease guide (already printed up) (for emergencies)
fry tank (just until they are a few inches, big enough to go into the 55g and not get lost, lol) (what size should this be? 20-25 or 35-40?)
theres probably more that i'm not thinking of, i lost my original list. need suggestions and if anyone knows the answers to any of my questions, please answer.