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Old 11-14-2009, 08:49 PM   #11
 
Would a pistol shrimp be able to live in the tank. what is an egg crate and what does it do?
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Old 11-14-2009, 08:59 PM   #12
 
I don't think the goby would cause any issues, but just 1 fish is all I would add to a 10 Gallon, but you will need live rock for it, they need hiding places...
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Old 11-14-2009, 09:10 PM   #13
 
that can be done.
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Old 11-14-2009, 09:29 PM   #14
 
1) Clownfish suck. They are the most boring fish you can get in the SW world. Cute, yes. Common, boring, yes.
2) A YWG will work great. A Pistol Shrimp would be good with him as well.
3) I personally wouldn't even use the Penguin. It would cause you to have more-than-normal evaporation, especially without a glass top. Just pop in a Koralia 1 (they are perfect for a 10G).
4) Sexy Shrimp are pointless in anything above 5G in my opinion. They are tiny, and fragile.
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Old 11-15-2009, 09:45 AM   #15
 
ok that sounds good. so what is an egg crate?
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Old 11-15-2009, 09:52 AM   #16
 
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I agree with Cody. However, the Penguin would give you the ability to use activated carbon. So, it is a 50/50 situation.

Egg Crate is more commonly sold as "light diffuser". You see it sold at hardware stores, used to cover light bulb fixtures in large warehouse settings. In aquariums, we sometimes use it to create stability under our live rock structures. In such a small tank, you have no need for it.
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Old 11-15-2009, 01:21 PM   #17
 
ok will the yellow watchman goby dig under the rocks and cause them to fall? If i get a watch man goby should i get a pistol shrimp?
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Old 11-15-2009, 02:24 PM   #18
 
If you ask me, you want at least 10 times the volume of the tank per hour. I'm sure somebody will disagree though, I have heard anywhere between 5 and 20 or even more flow than that recommended!

The main thing is to make sure you have no dead spots.
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Old 11-15-2009, 02:50 PM   #19
 
ok i have a penguin filter i am going to run empty for flow or i will get a power that cody suggested.

how many wattz of lite do i need
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Old 11-15-2009, 04:56 PM   #20
 
10x turnover is not enough, I think. I have over 50x turnover in my tank, and the powerhead I suggested will give him 40x.

Watts depends on what you will keep. You also have to consider what kind of light you will use... T5, PC, LED's, Haildes...
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