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post #21 of 32 Old 03-07-2011, 07:16 AM
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I feel your pain on the tank heat issue. I have not used a heater in my display tank at all and my water temps hover from 79-81 F. I live in a 2nd floor condo. My T5HO's put allot of heat into the water. They keep my tank temps right at 80F. That would be great if it was summer but it's winter. The outside temp is 30F. since I have a FOWLR tank my first line of defense will be to change from T5HO to LED lighting. I hope that will be enough. I really dont want to spend US$750 on a chiller. Hopefully my AC will help out a bit in the summer months.
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post #22 of 32 Old 03-08-2011, 03:20 PM
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I feel your pain on the tank heat issue. I have not used a heater in my display tank at all and my water temps hover from 79-81 F. I live in a 2nd floor condo. My T5HO's put allot of heat into the water. They keep my tank temps right at 80F. That would be great if it was summer but it's winter. The outside temp is 30F. since I have a FOWLR tank my first line of defense will be to change from T5HO to LED lighting. I hope that will be enough. I really dont want to spend US$750 on a chiller. Hopefully my AC will help out a bit in the summer months.
Sometimes putting some sort of fan to blow across the top of the water can help cool it off. Watch how its mounted and if it gets spray on it though so nobody gets electricuted!!!

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post #23 of 32 Old 03-08-2011, 03:22 PM
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On the jumping issue...I have found my YWG stuck in the overflow before!!
I cut fluorescent light grating and put it on top of my tank to keep jumping from happening. Since it is an open grating it also allows for gas exchange into the air, while completely covering it with glass or plexiglass does not.

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post #24 of 32 Old 03-08-2011, 06:43 PM
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I have thought about blowing a couple fans over the water in my sump. In fact I have a industrial blower that came out of a data center server rack that moves serious amounts of air. On the rare occasion my water temps have raised above 82F I leave the blower blowing on my water in the sump all day. i evap about twice as much water on those days but it keeps the temps down. only problem is the darn thing is LOUD! I need something quieter like PC fans or something I can mount or clip on the sump permanently and set some kind of thermostat.

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post #25 of 32 Old 05-06-2011, 03:30 PM
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Ive noticed nobody really keeps black clown gobies.... I was wondering why?
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post #26 of 32 Old 05-06-2011, 05:17 PM Thread Starter
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Ive noticed nobody really keeps black clown gobies.... I was wondering why?
I've been wanting to, but I can't find them, and for now I have 2 Damselfish in the tank that I need to give away/sell before I get anything peaceful.

I love Black Clowns!

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post #27 of 32 Old 05-06-2011, 09:03 PM
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hmmm

i think it is when people want a goby they think of yellow or green ..pink or striped..not that the black gobies wouldnt be cool..just not alot of people that are fans of the darker colors in the salt fishes..do you have a black clown goby?

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post #28 of 32 Old 05-07-2011, 06:17 PM
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I've never seen a black clown goby. :)

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post #29 of 32 Old 05-11-2011, 03:32 PM
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I currently Own 2 black clown gobies in a small experimental tank. considering the fact that everyone says gobies/dragonnets are hard to keep. my current water parameters are terrible, i have to reconstruct since fish lice has been introduced :( and possible brooklynella or marine itch.
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post #30 of 32 Old 05-11-2011, 03:34 PM
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although my gobies seem fine / eating very well. they seem to be discolored at times. not sure why but some days they look just like a b/w striped goby other times they look black.
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