We found the firefish last night - dead. We found it when we put on a new fluorescent lighted hood. I think it starved itself to death. The water quality is all good, and it didn't appear sick before it stopped eating.
The new hood has a single T8 bulb with a 18,000 K
rating (Hagen Power Glo); will this be enough lighting for some low light corals, such as mushrooms?
We'd like to get something for blue LED
lights to run for nighttime. Does anyone know what might work for that?
Would a blue/green chromis be ok in the 10? We'd like something hardy that we'd be able to see more often. We're open to any other suggestions too. Right now that tank only has a few snails and 1 peppermint shrimp.
Another 10 gallon question regarding water flow: What powerhead or circulation pump would be good for that size tank? What we have right now is an Aquatech 170 gph
powerhead and it seems like it's a little strong and blows around the sand. Any suggestions here would be helpful. We have a Whisper 40 HOB
filter as well, but it doesn't seem to add much flow.
30 gallon update: We added in 4 scarlet reef hermit crabs yesterday. The clownfish really have personality! One of them is doing summersaults, and they have picked out one of the caves where they pretty stay at nighttime.