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Old 01-30-2013, 01:19 AM   #1
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clownfish sleeping?

Ok I just got my first two fish for my saltwater tank got 2 fancy occ clownfish.



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They were very happy today when I put them in. shut lights out. Walked by and didn't see the clownfish anymore
They are on the surface in the corner on their sides


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how old is the tank
is it cycled
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Tank been setup maybe 3 weeks
Yes its cycled
Ammonia 0
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Nitrate 20
Ph 8.2
Specific gravity 1.026
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Ok that is how they are sleeping. As soon as I turn the bedroom light on. I don't even have to turn tank light on. As soon as there is any light they act like normal
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mine sleeps at the top as well. sometimes up above the heater. other times he goes under the output of my HOB filter. like in behind it where there is no flow. he has done this for like 4 years. i dont understand how they can sleep. having to swim all night.
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I added another 500gph pump and a 225gph power filter so the water isn't as calm as it was last night I'm curious to see how they sleep tonight

A 550gph, 500gph and a 225gph
In a,36 gallon bow front
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My clowns eat, sleep, s*** and swim in a piece of hammer coral
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I added another 500gph pump and a 225gph power filter so the water isn't as calm as it was last night I'm curious to see how they sleep tonight

A 550gph, 500gph and a 225gph
In a,36 gallon bow front

if you place them right your flow will be perfect

I run two 500's and a 250 in my 37 g bow front
this is how mine are placed
if your looking at the tank I have them like this

one 500 on the left side front about 6 inch from top pointed slightly down

one 500 on right side about 6 inch from top in rear pointed forwards in a slight downward position

one 250 center rear about 6 inch down pointed forward in a upwards position towards the surface it helps with gas exchange

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I also built a top from plastic egg crate they use with florescent lighting for under $20.
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Not trying to hijack but 54 could you post a pic of your DIY lid from the top? I have a bowfront also and am looking to replace the hood so I can run some good lighting.
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How did you do the bow part? It looks like you have,a flap of some sort. I have nothing so I would have to cut the egg crate for that as well but I want to be able to feed and what not without removing the whole piece
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