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post #21 of 28 Old 11-15-2009, 08:40 PM Thread Starter
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what light would be good for the money or what did you use on your ten gallon reef cody

I know somebody probly asked this but couldn't you use blue christmas light and put them in a box like thing and use them as a moon light or what everthats called
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post #22 of 28 Old 11-15-2009, 09:15 PM Thread Starter
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in a 40 breeder could a scooter blenny survive? is there any tang sutible for a 40 breeder?
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post #23 of 28 Old 11-16-2009, 10:15 PM
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I used a powercompact retrofit fixture. I made my own hood and everything. check out these lights... cheap, yet very good.

2Ft/4Bulbs with 3LED

No picture, but it looks like this. T5-ho 24" /2 lamp aquarium Light

No Tangs whatsoever in a 40G. I wouldn't add a tang to anything under 150G personally. And that would be the bare minimum. A Lawnmower should be fine, provided you have a lot of algae and veggie food.

Why did you ask about a 40 breeder?
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post #24 of 28 Old 11-17-2009, 09:29 PM Thread Starter
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i plan to move up to one if i get the ten and i said scooter it eats conipods and meats if your realy lucky
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post #25 of 28 Old 11-18-2009, 06:30 AM
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in a 40 breeder could a scooter blenny survive? is there any tang sutible for a 40 breeder?
A Scooter Blenny could survive in a 40 gallon breeder if you have a lot of Live Rock and Live Sand for pods to populate. This is their main diet, kind of like the Mandarin. I had a Mandarin in a 46 gallon (he's in my 150 now), but I also had a 15 gallon refugium for pods to populate. And that always helps, having a niced sized fuge for pods to multiply. Are you using a sump for this 40b? You might also need to add pods, like Reef Nutrition's "Tigger Pods" to increase the population. Do this at night with the lights out, so other fish in the tank don't gobble them all up before they seed the rock...

As far as Tangs go. The smallest tank I would consider for one specific genus of tangs is a 75 gallon. And at that point only the Ctenochaetus genus. They are the smallest of the Tangs, and could accomodate smaller tanks (by smaller I mean 75 and above). Every other Tang I would agree with Cody, some tank with the length and width dimensions of a 150. A 125 is the same dimensions, but it is not as deep.

There are a lot of nice fish that could fit in a 40 breeder though. Any other thoughts?



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post #27 of 28 Old 11-18-2009, 09:42 AM
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Those are very nice. I have one in my tank. Perfectly fine for a pair in 40 breeder. Try to buy them together, and see if they pair off at the LFS. Also try to buy tank-bred, as they will be a hardier specimen.



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post #28 of 28 Old 11-20-2009, 06:28 AM
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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...

FIFTY?!

Actually.. fair enough
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