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post #21 of 56 Old 12-12-2009, 10:33 AM Thread Starter
ok so will the the 3 sexy shrimp instead of the noen goby. Will that be good?
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post #22 of 56 Old 12-12-2009, 10:55 AM
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you should be fine with 3 sexies. Maybe you could throw a Yashi Goby in with them...



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post #23 of 56 Old 12-12-2009, 11:28 AM Thread Starter
ok very cool I will defenitly get one of those
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post #24 of 56 Old 12-12-2009, 12:07 PM
In my opinion, you want an overflow box with loads of headroom. I would suggest an overflow box capable of 50% extra flow than your return pump will deliver. Even though the return pump will deliver significantly less at a meter or two head, I would still like to be 100% sure.
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post #25 of 56 Old 12-12-2009, 01:30 PM Thread Starter
So in your opinion i should get a bigger over flow box? Would it be worth it to have a 1.5 gallon Quarantine.
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post #26 of 56 Old 12-12-2009, 01:46 PM
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I would figure throw a ball valve on the return pump to control the flow, but I was always told to make sure the overflow box and pump were close in GPH. I used this combo on my 46 bow: the Overflow was 600 GPH, and my pump was adjustable up to 792 GPH. It worked perfect, even with the pump fully open.



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post #27 of 56 Old 12-12-2009, 02:34 PM Thread Starter
Should i set up a 1.5 gallon quarantine. Would evaporartion effect the salinity much?
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post #28 of 56 Old 12-12-2009, 03:08 PM Thread Starter
What does live rock/sand need to stay alive. Could I place some in a 10g tank under low lighting with a power head?
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post #29 of 56 Old 12-12-2009, 08:48 PM
Your overflow will only syphon out what you pump in to the tank. If you have a 400000 GPH overflow it will still only draw into the sump what you pump back from the sump. I figure you might as well just get the biggest you can realistically fit in the tank.

What's the point of lowering the flow from your return pump? You might as well just get a pump with less output as it will probably be cheaper and there's no valve to eventually cause problems.
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What does live rock/sand need to stay alive. Could I place some in a 10g tank under low lighting with a power head?
Yes you can. In fact, the live rock will help greatly to provide stability to a small system.

I personally would not use a Q tank of 1.5 gallons. The difficult in maintaining such a small system will cause more stress on the fish than necessary. Given that you are only going to be keeping 1 fish in a 10 gallon tank anyhow, I just see no reason to quarantine. Select your fish carefully, only buying fish that have been at the LFS for a minimum of 7 days, and watch the fish on MULTIPLE visits to the LFS to ensure it is not displaying any scratching or flashing behaviors.
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