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Old 06-01-2015, 07:15 AM   #321
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My concern is it looked like he was struggling with the powerhead. He was swim in the current for a bit then rest on the sand bed, swim some more, then rest. It worries me... He looked really healthy at the LFS and his tank there was spotless(it's the best LFS in the area). I turned the powerhead off before I left for work this morning and he seems to enjoy not having to fight a current constantly. I don't know if he is just weaker or just because he's still young.


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Can you adjust the flow rate on the powerhead? You could try aiming it differently to change the current


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Old 06-01-2015, 07:35 AM   #323
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Can you adjust the flow rate on the powerhead? You could try aiming it differently to change the current


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I had it aimed pretty much at the surface for agitation. Can't adjust the flow it's 425gph. Because of the tank size it moves the whole tank so there's a constant current no matter where he is.


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Old 06-01-2015, 08:44 AM   #324
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You can use rocks to help block some of the flow. Blue/green chromis love the current and a school of three would look nice in your tank.
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I was thinking of maybe aiming it into a corner at an angle. It would create surface agitation while deflecting crazy current across the tank, although it would still be strong in the obvious area


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Old 06-01-2015, 12:45 PM   #326
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You can use rocks to help block some of the flow. Blue/green chromis love the current and a school of three would look nice in your tank.

Thanks Finn, but I feel I'd be overstocked? I already have my snowflake and being on college budget literally now I want to keep water changes low. If I could slowly add them and not be badly overstocked then I'm okay with that.

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Thanks Jesse, I may actually try that once I get home tonight.



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Thanks Finn, but I feel I'd be overstocked? I already have my snowflake and being on college budget literally now I want to keep water changes low. If I could slowly add them and not be badly overstocked then I'm okay with that.




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Oh, sorry. I keep thinking that this is in a bigger tank.
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Oh, sorry. I keep thinking that this is in a bigger tank.

Nope lol just 10 gallons. Can't afford more till after college likely.


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ok, you could have a small goby or possum wrasse though.
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Is it normal for clowns to rest literally on the sand bed when the light is off? I came home and nearly freaked out when I saw him laying there then he just popped up and started swimming again. He rejected my frozen bloodworms but he seems to like NLS flakes. I don't want to keep using flakes though because they are so messy. In my community tank everything gets eaten even if it hits the floor in here I worry about leftover food and make sure to watch him eat it all.


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