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post #11 of 24 Old 09-22-2008, 06:28 AM
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post #12 of 24 Old 09-22-2008, 01:05 PM Thread Starter
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I'll definitely do that. One purple and one orange, or both the same? Any chance I can add a Neon Goby too? I know they're small, 2", but I want happy inhabitants.
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post #13 of 24 Old 09-22-2008, 07:25 PM
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I'd be worried about the Chalk Bass eating the Neon Goby's.

By the way, Fire Fish are jumpers. This can pose a serious problem in an open top reef setup. I overlooked this fact in my earlier post. I don't think they will work for you. They spend every second of their captive life looking for any possible escape!
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post #14 of 24 Old 09-22-2008, 07:44 PM Thread Starter
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I have glass tops. So Could I do two Neon Goby's instead of the Chalk Bass? Or a Blenny instead of either of those? I completely forgot about Blennies, and every time I go to the store I love looking at them... I'm just trying to avoid having too much orange.
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post #15 of 24 Old 09-23-2008, 06:41 AM
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This is interesting and something that i've never heard mentioned on an internet forum. So lets see what type of reaction this gets...

You don't use hoods on a reef. All reef systems should be run open top. Glass inhibits light penetration and retains heat, both of which are detrimental in a reef system.
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post #16 of 24 Old 09-23-2008, 01:10 PM
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How, then, is one expected to keep fish that are known jumpers, such as firefish?

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post #17 of 24 Old 09-23-2008, 02:28 PM Thread Starter
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Hmmm, good to know. I had not read that in all my research. The light I got says it's supposed to be used over a glass lid because it doesn't have a splash guard. What now?
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post #18 of 24 Old 09-23-2008, 03:18 PM Thread Starter
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Well, after doing more research, I should be able to hang my lights at 10" without problems, and I can make a splash guard out of acrylic when I get a chance, then lower the light down. I do plan on eventually making a canopy because I will eventually need MH lighting, but this will do for now.
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post #19 of 24 Old 10-01-2008, 04:58 PM Thread Starter
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Well I was measuring the light unit to get an acrylic shield made, and there's a large sticker on the back "Only use over freshwater" despite what the box says "Great for marine and reef aquariums"... I called DFS and talked to them. I upgraded to the Nova Extreme T-5 with Lunar lights, and they didn't even charge me for the upgrade, and they shipped it out already with a pre-paid postage label for the other light to get shipped back.

To keep the fish from jumping out, I got some egg crate from Home Depot to make tops that will breathe air, but keep fish inside.
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post #20 of 24 Old 10-10-2008, 02:40 AM
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Tips and Advices for tank starters

I bump onto this nice video link on tank starters for salt water fish, real cool! YouTube - Saltwater Aquarium Fish Selection Advice
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