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View Poll Results: what temperature do you keep your seahorse tank?
68-70 3 30.00%
71-73 6 60.00%
74-76 1 10.00%
77-79 0 0%
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Old 12/30/2010, 05:12 PM   #1
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what temperature do you keep your seahorse tank?

soon going to build a seahorse tank. and i wanted to know what temperature do you keep your seahorse tank in


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Old 12/30/2010, 06:11 PM   #2
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planning to keep erectus and reidi seahorses. not sure what temperature would be best for them


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Old 12/30/2010, 07:25 PM   #3
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I suggest not mixing the species.


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Old 12/30/2010, 11:21 PM   #4
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I keep dwarf seahorses steady at the 69-70 degree mark. From my understanding, this is recommended for most species (with some species needing cooler). Good luck! Seahorses are addicting, I am planning to do an erectus tank this upcoming spring/summer.


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Old 12/31/2010, 04:29 AM   #5
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70-74

Sometimes I bump the temp up for a few weeks to encourage breeding.


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Old 12/31/2010, 08:20 AM   #6
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so i shoud keep these seahorses in cooler temperature? what does everyone do to keep the temperature cool?


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Old 12/31/2010, 08:44 AM   #7
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Most peeps on here run a chiller. I keep my house pretty cool, so I'm planning on running a fan over my sump and see how the temperature stays. I keep my tank at 72, however I haven't gotten my SHs yet, so I'm probably not the best to respond!


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Old 12/31/2010, 08:54 AM   #8
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i was planning to keep my tank temperature 68-70. and planning to purchase this nano chiller http://www.marinedepot.com/chillers_...hiller-ap.html. do you think this chiller will work to keep my tank temperature 68-70 in a 34 gallon solana tank?


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Old 12/31/2010, 10:21 AM   #9
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i would like to keep gorgonians and sponges with them and i know they like warm water 78 degrees. but i seen a lot of videos that keep seahorses and gorgonians and sponges together. but i don't understand how they accomplish that if they like 2 different tank temperature


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Old 12/31/2010, 11:20 AM   #10
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now im thinking to keep the tank temperature 73-74 so i can keep the seahorses and the gorgonians happy


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Old 12/31/2010, 06:22 PM   #11
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You may be able to keep the temp in range without a chiller.

I guessing most Gorgonia collected in the Caribbean will do fine at 72-74. Many corals do just fine at 74.

Sponges are going to be difficult at any temp.


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Old 01/01/2011, 10:28 AM   #12
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I keep my dwarf setup going fine without a chiller, just by having a fan blowing down at the water surface 24/7. I was able to bring the temperature down 4-5 degree's this way. The only thing is you will be topping off the aquarium a lot more frequently (2-3 times a day in my case).


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Old 02/10/2011, 06:30 PM   #13
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Seems from the poll and posts that 71-73 maybe even a degree higher. would be optimal. I'm also planning on keeping sea horses. My tank will be in my basement which is naturally cooler. Is there an optimal temp to promote breeding? It would be good for my kids to see the complete life cycle.


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Old 02/16/2011, 10:50 AM   #14
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I've had my seahorses (H. erectus and zosterae) as low as 62F and they were still popping out fry. I try to keep them at 68 in winter and below 74 in summer. Gorgonians and sponges are quite tolerant of lower temperatures, depending on the species, may not even live in the shallows where the water is warm. The only corals I haven't been able to keep at temps below 72 were Montiporas (didn't even try Acros). My Zoas, multiple species of Gorgonians, other soft corals, and even some hard and LPS corals thrived and grew in 68 degrees for years.


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Old 02/18/2011, 08:54 PM   #15
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Hmm... does not seem easy to keep seahorses with reefs


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Old 02/21/2011, 03:54 PM   #16
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I've been keeping my seahorses at higher temps for over a year now. This is not recommended, nor easy to accomplish. A lot more maintenance and observation are required. But at the end, not impossible... After all, reidis are from brazil where waters are much hotter
IMHO, they color up more, eat more, and become a lot more active at these temps.

I don't recommend trying it though ...


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Old 02/21/2011, 04:13 PM   #17
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I wouldn't mix species either. I keep my seahorses between 70-72. I have different sponges in with my horses as well as many kinds of macro and soft coral.


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Old 02/22/2011, 09:20 AM   #18
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Hmm... does not seem easy to keep seahorses with reefs
SH aren't reef fish, and they really don't do well in full-blown reef setups. You can, however, keep them with "SH friendly" corals.


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Old 03/13/2011, 11:38 AM   #19
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Well, I guess I've been very lucky with my Ponies. I've kept them at about 76 degrees for about a year now. I may consider dropping the temp a degree or so....
They were sold to me as Kelloggi However, two appear to be Erectus and the other three Reidi. Tankmates consist of a scooter blenny, mandarin goby, six line wrasse, peppermint shrimps, and many of the small hermit crabs. As well as a jungle of caluerpa that I will be slowly phasing over to turtle grass.
As the Reidi have paired and have been breeding for 3 months now I have focused on rearing the fry rather than separate the two species which I eventually plan on doing.


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