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post #1 of 23 Old 01-19-2012, 12:30 PM Thread Starter
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Clown committed suicide :(

So my black ocellaris clown fish committed suicide last night. Jumped out the top and i found him shriveled up on the floor.

Can i get a normal ocellaris clown the orage type? To go with the remaining black one i have?
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post #2 of 23 Old 01-19-2012, 01:50 PM
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So my black ocellaris clown fish committed suicide last night. Jumped out the top and i found him shriveled up on the floor.

Can i get a normal ocellaris clown the orage type? To go with the remaining black one i have?
Yes mixing an orange with a black is fine. More importantly get some sort of cover on that tank first!

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well why would people tell me to run an open top tank for gas exchange? IDK who to belive!
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post #4 of 23 Old 01-19-2012, 02:22 PM
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Generally some sort of surface agitation such as a hob filter or an airstone works better then simply sitting water. Your specific situation may have needed that choice however. Was there any specific reason you were told to have an open tank as opposed to using other methods to exchange gas?
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post #5 of 23 Old 01-19-2012, 02:38 PM Thread Starter
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no? just that it is good for gas exchange....
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post #6 of 23 Old 01-19-2012, 03:59 PM
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use a screen or netting, but this will effect your lighting. glass will effect lighting too unless you keep it constantly clean of salt creep. the best bet would prob. be to build your own wooden box for a canopy to hang your lights in but keep the back side open to staple a screen on, that will allow for more then plenty gas exchange, as well as heat exchange for your lights ( unless they are halides which may need a fan in the canopy )
if you have a sump, the water draining to the sump will provide all the gas exchange you need. powerheads aimed slightly at the surface will also do this.

make sure to get a clown smaller then the one you have.
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post #7 of 23 Old 01-19-2012, 07:23 PM
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no? just that it is good for gas exchange....
Your fish was more than likely chased out of the tank, if you watch them, they do not normally stray from one portion of the tank, unless chased from that spot. And there is no need for a lid, you heard correctly about the gas exchange. The netting like Fish explained would work.
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post #8 of 23 Old 01-20-2012, 10:21 AM Thread Starter
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What kind of netting? And what would have chased her out? I got another female last night because my little guy seemed very lonely. Swimming around like crazy. I also picked up a green dragonet! :) She is super pretty. And is active and plump. Also is foraging off the live rock.
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post #9 of 23 Old 01-20-2012, 10:23 AM Thread Starter
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Also got 2 new lights! They are top secret as they are not on the market yet and the guy asked me to not say that he gave them to me for free. So i wont disclose his company. But they are mr16 LEDs. 3 LEDs in each bulb specifically made for corals(all on the blue spectrum). Here is a pic when i first turned them on. After just an hour of them being on my zoanthids opened up a lot more! And all of my star polyps finally came out! Ill get an updated pic of all the corals opening tonight.

Needless to say these lights are amazing!
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post #10 of 23 Old 01-20-2012, 10:34 AM Thread Starter
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New clown, yellow clown goby, and new green dragonet!
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