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Old 08-02-2012, 02:19 AM   #71
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I have decided that chillers confuse me... It probably doesn't help that I'm trying to make sense of what the websites are saying while I'm tired... XD lol
Lol dont worry, i almost cried when i read the manual for installing a chiller to the RedSeaMax...lol jk. But seriously, i was scared until i realized all you need is a chiller with controller, and some flexible plastic tubing. Thats basically it!!

Sounds likt your room can get really hot. While a chiller will be necessary in the long run, we are all aboutthe same age here, an if theres one thing we have in common-its money issues...lol.

Here are some tips to keeping your tank cool!


Fans-walmart has clip on fans that will be great for cooling down the lights/tank.

Ice bags-pretty straight forward. Bags of ice in the freezer for emergency situations!

Ro/di ice cubes-i like to make ice cubes of rodi that i can pop in when the tank is hot

Different light scheduales-turn off lights durig the hottest part of the day. Instead of 9am-4pm, try 4pm-11pm. I know this tank is in your room, so if you go to bed early this isnt the suggestion for you!

A/C-i dont know about your house, but simply if you keep your A/C lower that would benefit your tank too
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Old 08-02-2012, 02:22 AM   #72
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Thanks for the tips! I'll try that when I get the tank set up. And going to bed early isn't an issue. XD it's almost 12:30 right now, and I'm not going to bed any time soon. XD
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I would nix the firefish. They get too big IMO. I would go for a goby/shrimp pair, one blue legged hermit (or scarlet, or my favorite- a zebra leg), two peppermint shrimp, and maybe a pygmy wrasse if you want to spend the money on it. Once, and if, you decide to add corals, there's tons of options there too!
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Old 08-02-2012, 11:20 AM   #74
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Thanks for your input.
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Old 08-02-2012, 11:47 AM   #75
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I actually forgot Pygmy wrasse. They're awesome.
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Old 08-02-2012, 12:10 PM   #76
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Are you talking about the Tanaka's Pygmy wrasse? Those are very cool fish... So, would the firefish be too big? I've seen several sites that recommend a 10 gallon for the minimum...
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Old 08-02-2012, 12:15 PM   #77
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I like the deep red coloring of the white banded possum wrasse. I might get that instead of a firefish...
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I think it will be fine.... But it's possible it's could get too big. I say go for it. Here's the link to the wrasse. http://aquarium-fish.liveaquaria.com...Pygmy%20wrasse
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Yeah, I found that page. I'm leaning toward the white banded... But I'm not sure. It's so hard to choose!
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If you have amazing filtration get the wrasse, firefish and the goby, but you'll need some good filtering!!!
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