09-05-2008, 05:45 PM
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In Tank Filtration for a breeder/grow out
So let me start with the dilemma first:
We have a mated pair of Gold Stripe Maroon Clowns that have been regularly laying clutches of eggs. The problem, the eggs simply cannot survive in a standard aquarium setting. Reduced flow, simple filtration, and absence of predators are all needed to ensure the survival of the eggs, and the fish thereafter.
My plans are to create an in-tank filtration system, in a 10 gallon tank, that will serve to filter the water, as well as to provide the flow for the display. This will likely be a fish-only with LR system, so I have no plans at this time to incorporate a skimmer. The filtration will have to rely solely on the live rock, and a single filter pad. Macro algae will be grown in the tank to serve as nutrient export, as well as to provide protection for the hatchlings.
Any thoughts? Suggestions?