Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 09-12-2013, 07:09 PM   #51
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
carey's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Deltona, Florida
Posts: 20,962
I have my engineer goby in my 90g aggressive tank and he's fine. He doesnt come out all the way hardly ever so he takes up very little space and I think his size puts off the other nasty fish in there so he is left alone. He never misses a meal I can say that much! lol

I would have 2 powerheads in a 20g if it were me....But I tend to have 2 in every tank no matter how big or small lol. You want a solid structure of rock but you also want some water flow in there as well and caves for the fishies and other critters.
__________________

__________________
180g Reef - 60g Rimless Reef -90G FOWLR- 125g Malawi Cichlids- 40b REEF- 34g Fresh Planted-working on- 20L FOWLR- working on
I have a mix of many different saltwater fish amongst my tanks, but I love my Tangs most of all.
carey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2013, 07:15 PM   #52
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
aquandrew's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: waconia minnesota
Posts: 1,803
Quote:
Originally Posted by carey View Post
I have my engineer goby in my 90g aggressive tank and he's fine. He doesnt come out all the way hardly ever so he takes up very little space and I think his size puts off the other nasty fish in there so he is left alone. He never misses a meal I can say that much! lol

I would have 2 powerheads in a 20g if it were me....But I tend to have 2 in every tank no matter how big or small lol. You want a solid structure of rock but you also want some water flow in there as well and caves for the fishies and other critters.
okay would 670 gph be overkill? because the powerhead i got for my qt is on sale for 9 bucks and its normally 30 its 175 gph i could go get another, if they aren't sold out by now. lol my sister got 3 of them, but i didn't have enough money on me to get more
__________________

__________________
aquandrew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2013, 07:22 PM   #53
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
carey's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Deltona, Florida
Posts: 20,962
if you are wanting corals then more flow=good. lol In my experience you can never have too much flow. You want NO dead spots whatsoever in the tank including the rock area. A neat trick I use is to add some purple up and watch how it flows. Since the purple up is miky colored you can see exactly where the water is flowing.
__________________
180g Reef - 60g Rimless Reef -90G FOWLR- 125g Malawi Cichlids- 40b REEF- 34g Fresh Planted-working on- 20L FOWLR- working on
I have a mix of many different saltwater fish amongst my tanks, but I love my Tangs most of all.
carey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2013, 07:23 PM   #54
member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Toronto
Posts: 620
Put it this way, the more turbulent flow you have, meaning everywhere with out stuff flying every where, that is the best to keep your water parameters in check and water very clean. Something's (soft coral, anemones some of them) dont like that kind of flow. It's all up to you and you "ocean" inhabitants
__________________
ivan_dalmatia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2013, 02:52 PM   #55
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
aquandrew's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: waconia minnesota
Posts: 1,803
okay i put a 100 gph filter and 175 gph powerhead on my qt tank. when the clowns are done with qt the powerhead will go in my DT. i didn't end up getting a snowflake, but just a regular ocellaris and black ocellaris.

__________________
aquandrew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2013, 03:08 PM   #56
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Ingy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Comox, BC, Canada
Posts: 1,837
A couple 1.5" to 2" PVC elbows and/or a short length of PVC pipe would be appreciated by the clowns. A place to hide out at night.
__________________
Ingy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2013, 03:18 PM   #57
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
aquandrew's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: waconia minnesota
Posts: 1,803
awesome, would two 1.5" elbows and a 6 inch long 2" pipe work good?
__________________
aquandrew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2013, 03:26 PM   #58
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Ingy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Comox, BC, Canada
Posts: 1,837
probably be plenty
__________________
Ingy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2013, 03:49 PM   #59
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
aquandrew's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: waconia minnesota
Posts: 1,803
sounds good, i will make a trip to the hardware store a little bit later. thanks for the advice!!
__________________
aquandrew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2013, 04:38 PM   #60
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Greenstreet.1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: long island,NY
Posts: 740
Just started a 20g today myself cycling now.

Click image for larger version

Name:	image-705993067.jpg
Views:	75
Size:	135.1 KB
ID:	198059
__________________

__________________
Greenstreet.1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:40 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.