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Old 09-04-2004, 12:54 PM   #11
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Wow 39 hours later and he is still swimming! He has not ate yet, I threw a bit of thawed krill in and he swam towards it and nipped it but didnt eat it.
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the krill is most likely to big for him unless you chop it up real well first i would pick up some fish food or make some good luck with your project and keep us updated
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Old 09-05-2004, 12:06 PM   #13
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I pull the bags out and guess what, one of the bags has holes in it!! What else could go wrong, now I have possibly a bit of tap water in the tank.
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Possibly an ounce of tap water in 55 gallons of SW? I replace evaporated SW with plain old tap water.
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You should at least add a dechlorinator to the tapwater to help get rid of chlorine and chloramines as these are poisonous to livestock!
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Old 09-05-2004, 01:59 PM   #15
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never heart of powerheads causing that. If anything the powerhead pointing towards the top of the tank would help cool the water..
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Old 09-05-2004, 04:49 PM   #16
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never heart of powerheads causing that. If anything the powerhead pointing towards the top of the tank would help cool the water..
I do not know what was causing the temp to rise so high. I have since plugged the power heads back in and the temp is remaining at 81 degrees. I have since bought a new aquarium, one with far more surface area to aid with cooling. I will transfer everything to the new aquarium later this week.

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the krill is most likely to big for him unless you chop it up real well first i would pick up some fish food or make some good luck with your project and keep us updated
It is pretty small krill and is actually fish food, frozen krill bought at the LFS, I also feed it to my freshwater fish. The clown is pretty big and can easily eat the krill, he is bigger than most of my freshwater fish and they eat it with ease. I tried some small mysis shrimp today and he did the same thing. He acted interested , swam towards it, nipped at it then swam back to his spot. I will hold off feeding again for a couple days then try again. I know he was probably eating at the LFS as a couple of times in the last few days he was trailing fecal matter.

Everything seems to be going fine, he is still swimming. He has a corner he stays in, but comes out and swims around every now and then and then returns to his corner.
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Old 09-05-2004, 07:41 PM   #17
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lol. I just remembered a quote " I just wanted some salt water fish, didn't know I would have to become a marine biologist" - unknown.

Usually powerheads don't heat up the tank that much. I would check the heater also because it might be sticking. I had a heater stick on my mini-bow and it boiled my peppermint shrimp to the point where the meat looked whitish like a cooked shrimp. Good thing that was the only livestock in the tank besides aiptasia and live rock.
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Well, 10 days later and he is still alive!!! In fact, he is doing well! I was worried about him and was even thinking of trying to return him. He was staying in one spot in the tank, swimming very little and not eating. He has come around really well. He eats like crazy and spends most of his time swimming around the tank, at all levels, full of life and energy! I think he is gonna be fine!

I convert to a full blown reef in a month and a few weeks!
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Well, 7am and he looks good. Water temp is 80, he has survived 12 hours in the tank. A new record for a saltwater fish for me! I tired this a couple years ago and promptly killed 3 damsel fish one after the other and gave up and went fresh, but I was doing it all wrong back then, a couple years of research later and maybe I can do this!!
How did you manage to kill 3 damsels in under 12 hours!?!
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How did you manage to kill 3 damsels in under 12 hours!?!
Really, it wasnt hard. It was three damsels who each lasted less than 12 hours, not three in a row in under 12 hours. Who knows what I was doing wrong then. I think I got it right this time though!
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