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Old 06-15-2006, 05:58 PM   #1
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new lights comming in tommorow

Ok first I have a 55 gallon tank. I have some nova t5 lights 216 watt comming in tommorow. Should I look to buy some egg creates for the gaps or leave the top open.

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2 perc Clownfish
1 Three Stripe Damselfish
1 Blue Damselfish
3 mexi hermits
1 Serpent Sea Star
10 turbo snails
10 blue leg hermits
1 cleaner shrimp
5 pepermint shrimp
1 Lettuce Nudibranch
1 Orange Linkia Starfish
3 emerald crabs
1 sally crab
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Congrats on the lights, I love mine. From your list, it doesn't look like you have any "jumpers". When you replace your lighting, watch your temp and pH. My temp dropped, a little and my pH bumped up a little. I think it is now sitting at 8.2-8.3. Be ready for a lot more evaporation. I think you will be pleased with your new lights!

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2 perc Clownfish
1 Three Stripe Damselfish
1 Blue Damselfish
3 mexi hermits
1 Serpent Sea Star
10 turbo snails
10 blue leg hermits
1 cleaner shrimp
5 pepermint shrimp
1 Lettuce Nudibranch
1 Orange Linkia Starfish
3 emerald crabs
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I see no reason for eggcrate for your crew.
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the starfish has me worried it climbs to the top often
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I have a blue licknia star and he every once in a while will stick a leg out but never comes out. I have never heard of one coming all the way out but maybe someone else has.



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I thought air contact would kill a starfish....
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I thought air contact would kill a starfish....
Some are more sensitive than others. I believe, if you take them fully out of the water, it could cause problems.....Just think of all the starfish I picked up, out of the ocean, as a kid...poor guys! Some live in very shallow water and can survive low tides and such....
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Some stars would be OK but some will not make it if you took the whole thing out of the water. The Licknia being one of them.
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