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Old 01-07-2015, 11:04 PM   #1
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more water movement

I started a 2.5 gallon nano tank a few months ago. I have a blue damsel in it for now and want to get some coral after the tank gets a little more stable. My problem is that I get a film on the top of the water sometimes. I had the same problem with my 20 gallon tank until I got some more water movement on the surface. I have a deep blue nano HOB filter on the 2.5 gallon tank and it just doesn't move enough water around on the surface to get rid of this film. Is there a better filter I can use to get more movement for my little tank?
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I started a 2.5 gallon nano tank a few months ago. I have a blue damsel in it for now and want to get some coral after the tank gets a little more stable. My problem is that I get a film on the top of the water sometimes. I had the same problem with my 20 gallon tank until I got some more water movement on the surface. I have a deep blue nano HOB filter on the 2.5 gallon tank and it just doesn't move enough water around on the surface to get rid of this film. Is there a better filter I can use to get more movement for my little tank?
lets see if i get yelled at for this, remove the damsel because your tank is no where NEAR large enough for it. your oily surface is excess proteins (probably due to the tank size, feedings, and nutrients due to the fish in there)
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lets see if i get yelled at for this, remove the damsel because your tank is no where NEAR large enough for it. your oily surface is excess proteins (probably due to the tank size, feedings, and nutrients due to the fish in there)

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I'm not gonna yell at you, lol. Saltwater Aquarium Fish for Marine Aquariums: Blue Damselfish


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thank you. theres been a tendency of when someone brings attention a overstocked situation they are yelled at and instantly told "you dont know my setup or life or experience or *insert excuse* "
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You don't know his experience, life, or setup! How dare you say that fish doesn't belong in there!

That being said, I agree 100% that tank is far far too small for a damsel.
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Guess I didn't do enough research on that...What would be a good fish for this size tank? And, any suggestions on better water movement?
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I get what you guys are saying, but your grievances do not belong in this thread. This person hasn't displayed any of that kind of response, so to bring it in here is completely unwarranted. Please, guys and gals, let this thread be about sansouci01's particular situation and lets do what we can to help.
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I get what you guys are saying, but your grievances do not belong in this thread. This person hasn't displayed any of that kind of response, so to bring it in here is completely unwarranted. Please, guys and gals, let this thread be about sansouci01's particular situation and lets do what we can to help.

I don't think they meant that was what sansouci01 was going to say, just that generally it's not an easily accepted response.
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I don't think they meant that was what sansouci01 was going to say, just that generally it's not an easily accepted response.
Yes I understand that, but that's my point. It has nothing to do with this particular situation or person, so let's not make his thread about that and just give him the advice he is asking for.
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personally i would say no fish in a 2.5, but some cool inverts? halloween hermits are cool, maybe a pom pom or sexy shrimp?
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