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quaratine tank with 2-24watt t5ho sls 1/6/06
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I have my lights 7 inches above the water.
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I have:
9 Golf ball turbos snails
1 Emerald Crab
6 red leg hermit crabs


To battle Red Hair Algae

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1 bi-color blenny
some nassurius snails
2 blue leg hermit crabs
1 occellaris clownfish
1 crocea clam

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How long have you had your clown and firefish together?

I have a firefish with a semi-open top 20l tank and have always been afraid of putting it with a clown. I like the way they look together in your tank.
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Thanks Ive had the firefish with the clown for a least a year and a half, however the firefish died 2 months ago.... I guess old age.

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So do you have any new tank shots then?
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Is that the same clam? how much bigger is it?

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It didn't get that big, It grew a little as I see calcium growth ridges. However i think my clam is gaping as when I first got it. Its about 5 inches. And I think my clam is fading now with the heat..86-90F

Edited by Kool-cat, 19 July 2006 - 03:45 PM.


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Your tank is getting up to 90F!?! that is no good at all. You should add a fan that blows across the water surface, and many more to pull the heat up and away from your water. How are the zoos holding up in those temps? (ps I have heard that a thermos would be the best way to ship the zoos)

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Crocea Clams are known to look like they are gaping when they arent...Dont worry about it Im sure the clam will be fine...

You do have heat problems though....If your corals start to loose their color you better turn them lights off!

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Yikes! You should seriously invest in a chiller.

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yo dude check the clam man it does not look good get the temps down and hope he survives. sorry to hear bout the heat.

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dude thats a heat nightmare, invest in some fans before you neglect the problem at hand(just adding the t5's wont help all that much, looks like your hood has no way of cooling itself). take down your canopy and drill holes in the front, add dual pc fans, and have them force the air out the back. dont worry later on if the temps start getting cooler, you can opt not to run to fans or keep them on and use your heater!

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I do have to fans, one blowing in and 1 out. My tank temperature is 86F when the lights are off and goes to 87-92 when the lights are on.

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hmmm... well do the fans run 24/7... that would prolly help, if the hood is cool when the light turns on. i would... A) invest in more fans or B) prop the front of the hood open (if you can) and stand a box fan or home floor fan to blow through there. because i had the same problem w/ my cube, temp in my room gets above 86 during the days here in AZ, i went topless and have a standing fan blowing across the tank during the daylight hours (basically 10am-8pm) this cools my tank anywhere from 5-7 degrees. how hot does your room get in the summer there???

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well as long as you arent too concerned about it... and it doesnt sound like you are.

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Temperature could reach 86-102F here in N.Y.C..
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I want these!!!!
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Hey David, I got the lights the other day. I did not have a chance to hook them up yet, I had a very busy weekend. I won't be home from school for another 2 weekends, so I will finish my hood then. However, everything looked awesome and your packaging was superb. Would love to do business again. PS the tank looks great!

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Awesome tank, I wish i had corraline like that. The clam is amazing, also wish I had enough lighting to support one.

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Howd you get those anemones to split like that. Great work!

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I used to feed the anemones shrimp and squid all the time(once a week). Then stopped when they started splitting, because I don't want to many in my tank stinging other corals, such as my zoas. I think it is also because of stress, they split in the summer when the temperature went up to 84F. The symbiotic clown fish also cuddled the anemone so the anemone probably decided to try and attract more clown fish by multiplying.

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The 13k Aqualine AB makes my tank look like a freshwater setup, but grows corals faster. I find that the 14k Phoenix makes more corals looks better. I have used the AB for 8 months before and have continued with it since yesterday. I plan to use it for another 6 months, about 14 months or so.

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That is a really nice tank and very nice zoas.

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I do have to fans, one blowing in and 1 out. My tank temperature is 86F when the lights are off and goes to 87-92 when the lights are on.


You'll get more airflow if the fans are both either blowing in or out.

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I would try setting up a DIY mini-fridge chiller, I cant believe anything has survived at 92F !

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That colony of anemone's is just beautiful. So healthy too! What kind of filteration do you have on here?

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RPE 2 weeks later after some rotted away and died.
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Is there such a thing as a Pink Eagle Eye?

Yay, hopefully this doesnt come with zoa eating seaslugs/nudibranches, or is diseased. I brought RPE before and some rotted away on me. :( Some polyps are injured but hopefully all goes well.
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did you ever install the ice probe for cooling??