Well after getting horrible looks from the better half over the past few years whenever she sees a seahorse and I say we cant get it she has finally broken me down. I just got a acrylic hex tank about 24 inches wide and 26 inches tall. It is going to be her (actually mine but we will call it hers to keep the peace) seahorse tank. So far I have only a tank nothing else. It passed a leak test and then she dropped a bomb on me. The back sides were painted blue and she wanted it black so I spent my weekend with some cold beer and razor blades scrapping off the blue paint. That was a pain staking task but I got it done. So after some buffing out some scratches I put in the tank from the razor blades and some paint I can start a build. So far my thought are to of course build a stand. Then drill the tank for a sump. Not sure yet on a return pump. Google says the tank is about 46 gallons so I was figuring something in the 700 GPH range. Dont want to much flow but want to have some decent flow in areas also. Filtration will be simple. Some filter socks, Skimmer and return pump and most likely a carbon reactor. From there I have to figure lighting. My first thought was just some blue LEDS for light but the more I think about it I want to have some live macro for the horses and maybe some corals. I know horses dont care for to high light so I am at a loss here for a happy balance. I have a 250 watt halide but that might be to much. Would grom some coral and macro well though lol. Dont know still got some thinking to do here. Wish I could post a pic of the tank but for some reason my photobucket is on crack today and not working. Pics to come soon. It will be a slow build and I have a long way to go. Heck just building a hex stand should be a challenge for the ungifted when it comes to wood working. Then depending on what I do for lighting will decide if I need a canopy or not plus the boss lady will probably want to make my life as hard a possible so yeah probably a canopy build to. Thats it for now its going to be a sweet tank but seeing if the pros out here can offer some advise.