Well then, if it is true that the flow that I have in my system had little to do with the clownfish's death, I won't start a separate thread asking about it. Here is my setup, as of tonight. Do you see any problems with it? I probably need more rock but I'm not sure at this point.
I have one power head on the left. I have a manifold type spray bar across the top with 3 water outputs. The ones on either end are basic elbows that I have pointing toward the center. The center output is flexible. I'm not sure if I should be aiming it at the water surface or if it is intended to jet toward coral that need a lot of water movement?
I'm also going to include a picture of my tuxedo urchin, since the topic is sick fish and coral. It really bothers me that it looks like this. All the images I've seen of urchins show them decorating themselves with shells and pebbles. This little guy has a strip of red macroalgae (this red algae has gone viral in my tank and I can't kill it) and some funky glob on the right, in addition to shells and pebbles. Is that intentional? I really want to gently pull that thing off but I'm afraid of hurting it's tube feet. I think that mass was originally hair algae - I had a outbreak of it. I have the hair algae problem virtually solved (frequent water changes) but I think cyano
began growing on the clump of stuff the urchin picked up. I'm concerned it could be unhealthy to carry a bunch of bacteria around - or whatever class cyano
is in... not that I'm sure it is cyano
The red circle is red marcoalgae. The yellow circle is cyano
Thanks for all the help. It's been a discouraging week.