04-06-2010, 09:02 PM
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okay so i just went out and did some dirty work (moving mulch for some new plants, 15 square yards :O) and i now have enough money to pay off my mom for the fish i bought for my freshwaters and for a shrimp or new heater, maybe even a fish. As for fish if that is the route i choose i will get one that i emailed to the LFS to see if they can order it.
I have a few questions though, 1: what should i add first, shrimp or goby?
2: for summer it gets a bit hot here, should i get a mini clamp on fan to cool off the lamp so it doesnt heat the tank so much?
3: can i just make a DIY atinic, silly question but do attinics come in LED or the shape of an LED because im pretty good at messing with LEDs. i could put the light in a medium sized book light that clamps on to the side of the tank and i can just use that as the case and put a atinic with a cord in it.
As for the heater it heats the tank to around 80F and at night the heater struggles to keep it at 78F. i will eventualy get a new one because im planning a refuge, but should i get it now or wait?
So, refuge plans are simple, just gonna sit under the tank in the stand, ill use a bulkhead for intake and pump for out. as for the contents, it will be my skmmer (which is working great), 6inch of sand, about 7lbs of LR, and a little refuge light for some benifitial bacteria. Oh and the heater :P.
i dont think i forgot anything, this update isnt very organized but it will work, please answer the questions above!