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I've been keeping this pair of maroon clown fish for nearly a decade. It all started with a hand me down 3 feet tank, after which I down graded to a small The 12g nano tank works fine but the electronics was breaking down plus it was near impossible to keep the water temp low. Thus after some research, I decided to go for Brief equipment list as follow:

  1. Aquabee 2000 - Return Pump
  2. Maxspect G2 60w + Lens Kit
  3. Bubble Magus NAC3.5 Cone Insump skimmer
  4. Vortech MP10es W
  5. 2 x DC Fan for evaporative cooling

As this is an open top tank, I was able to maintain between 25 to 27 degrees for water temp without the need for chiller.

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Thanks! ^_^

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Good clean setup. Keep this thread up-to-date. Cheers!

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makes me wonder while looking at this thread.. should i.. or should i not..?

ray bro, so long since you MIA.. the reefing poison is still in you.. come back to the BRIGHT side when you are less occupy! :thumbsup:

and nice setup TS! solid equips

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makes me wonder while looking at this thread.. should i.. or should i not..?

Ray... I have the exact same thoughts :unsure:

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Whoa, you kept the pair of maroon clowns for so long. It is an inspiration to me. Happy Reefing!

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Thanks for all the comments! The pair of clowns are the main reason I stayed in this expensive hobby. I've had my fish longer than I know my wife! (shssssh).

In fact, they are really strong survivers! I've even operated on the female once when she had huge fungus growth at her chin area. To cut the story short, I put her under the blade, she bleed but lived on without the fungus.

Cheers!

:P

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makes me wonder while looking at this thread.. should i.. or should i not..?

Ray... I have the exact same thoughts :unsure:

Don't hesitate anymore! Mai tu liao! :heh:

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In fact, they are really strong survivers! I've even operated on the female once when she had huge fungus growth at her chin area. To cut the story short, I put her under the blade, she bleed but lived on without the fungus.

That's impressive. You should share more on how you performed the operation so that others can learn from your success. ^_^

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Decided to add some cheato in the sump, found some light diffuser lying around and cut it to size to separate the cheato from the skimmer.

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I've also decided to rescape the rocks to allow more light to reach the corals. The new FTS!

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:thanks:

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<_< Thanks to MadkenZ, managed to get a PAR LED to replace the dymax robot LED which I felt was really too dim to encourage the chaeto to grow well. Took a few of pics before mounting the PAR LED.

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See how bright it is compared to the Dymax LED!

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Just to end with another FTS. Any idea how to rid the tiny specks in the water column when taking photographs? <_<

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Thanks for looking! :thanks:

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ohh.. what you can try is off your wavemaker and if you want, the return pump when you take pictures then turn it back on afterwards :)

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Thanks Ketchup! I didn't know that! I was fiddling with the settings on my camera and kept wondering how to get it right!?! :poster_oops:

Another FTS, but with the wave maker and return still on. Sorry, only read your post (Ketchup's) after taking the shot. My lights are off now so will probably try again another time.

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And a shot of maroon clown pair whom has been with me for 10 years! And guess what? I named them Tomato and Ketchup!

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:ThanxSmiley:

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if the space is too cluttered cheato won't grow as well. having a large ball of cheato in a small space is not better than having a smaller ball of cheato in the same area :thumbsup:

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Thanks for the advice straydum, will go prun the chaeto. :cheers:

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Thanks Ketchup! I didn't know that! I was fiddling with the settings on my camera and kept wondering how to get it right!?! :poster_oops:

Another FTS, but with the wave maker and return still on. Sorry, only read your post (Ketchup's) after taking the shot. My lights are off now so will probably try again another time.

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And a shot of maroon clown pair whom has been with me for 10 years! And guess what? I named them Tomato and Ketchup!

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:ThanxSmiley:

Beautiful setup :welldone:

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haha... I named my tomato clown fish ketchup also... hence my nick :)

Your 2 maroon clowns look so menacing... :)

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hi bro.. nice setup.. i'm going to ur place real soon.. haha

can i suggest something? i think is safer to put the sump below the electrical stuff. if not, at least place electrical stuff in a covered plastic box.

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hi bro.. nice setup.. i'm going to ur place real soon.. haha

can i suggest something? i think is safer to put the sump below the electrical stuff. if not, at least place electrical stuff in a covered plastic box.

Hi allantang,

the position of sump verus electrical stuff was not an available option as I purchased the set complete from Dr Evil. I think the logic was to close the distance between the sump and main tank to reduce the head loss suffered by the return pump. Perhaps Dr Evil would like to comment?

However, I do agree with you on the potential risk of water getting to the eletronics.

:ThanxSmiley:

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haha... I named my tomato clown fish ketchup also... hence my nick :)

Your 2 maroon clowns look so menacing... :)

Hahaha, they are 10 years old already, perhaps they are just old and crouchy?! :P

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