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post #11 of 25 Old 06-09-2010, 11:14 AM Thread Starter
It distracts me far too much!

I acclimated the clown for about an hour. I cant remember how old the tank is, so it's probably mature enough.

As I said, the parameters are all in the pink. The clown was just young and inquisitive and with nothing covering the pump inlet he got sucked right in there.
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post #12 of 25 Old 06-09-2010, 03:05 PM
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Sorry about the loss... :/

But I would love to stare at that tank on my desk too, hehe!

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post #13 of 25 Old 06-09-2010, 11:41 PM
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not saying i dont believe it was sucked into your pump which honestly in my experience happens AFTER a fish gets hurt, sick or isnt right. IME a healthy fish can out swim a pump to another area with less of a flow. what i was just wondering was how old and HOW you acclimated, did you drip or float?
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post #14 of 25 Old 06-10-2010, 04:42 AM Thread Starter
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not saying i dont believe it was sucked into your pump which honestly in my experience happens AFTER a fish gets hurt, sick or isnt right. IME a healthy fish can out swim a pump to another area with less of a flow. what i was just wondering was how old and HOW you acclimated, did you drip or float?
I can understand why you wouldn't believe it, I wouldn't either unless I had seen the fish.

I floated the fish, changing a small cup of bag water for tank water every 10 minutes until the bag was full of tank water. The same method I have used successfully for years.

It was perfectly healthy, just young. I have a high turnover in the tank and It was a curious fish. It was perfectly healthy for 3 days and then I woke up to find it stuck to a pump inlet (about 1/4 of an inch inlet, with 1200lph going into it).

I have been keeping fish long enough to know how to properly acclimate and care for fish. You'll just have to trust me on that.

It was simply a case of not being able to swim quicker than the pump was drawing in. I have since added a large block of filter media over the inlet, not ideal but kept clean it should be fine until I can afford a vortech .
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I can understand why you wouldn't believe it, I wouldn't either unless I had seen the fish.

I floated the fish, changing a small cup of bag water for tank water every 10 minutes until the bag was full of tank water. The same method I have used successfully for years.

It was perfectly healthy, just young. I have a high turnover in the tank and It was a curious fish. It was perfectly healthy for 3 days and then I woke up to find it stuck to a pump inlet (about 1/4 of an inch inlet, with 1200lph going into it).

I have been keeping fish long enough to know how to properly acclimate and care for fish. You'll just have to trust me on that.

It was simply a case of not being able to swim quicker than the pump was drawing in. I have since added a large block of filter media over the inlet, not ideal but kept clean it should be fine until I can afford a vortech .
i had a dojo get sucked in to an overhang that it always play by it can happen to a healthy fish easy.
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post #16 of 25 Old 06-25-2010, 12:31 PM Thread Starter
I bought a flipping gorgeous Coral Beauty yesterday. Great temperament and as I'm sure you'll agree, great colours!

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post #17 of 25 Old 06-25-2010, 09:50 PM
Wow! Absolutely STUNNING!!

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post #18 of 25 Old 06-26-2010, 10:52 AM
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Very nice tank- would love to see more pics of it!!

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post #19 of 25 Old 06-26-2010, 06:44 PM
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Nice CB! :)

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post #20 of 25 Old 06-26-2010, 08:35 PM
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Would absolutely love to do what you did. I find it so relaxing to have a fish tank out by your computer area. Great set up!
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