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  1. Fire gobies are generally very timid and shy fish that does better in groups of at least 5 and in tanks without other aggressive fishes. They need plenty of hiding places and once they get used to your aquarium, they will come out to feed. But if they are stressed, they will easily starve to death. Solitary individuals or pairs hardly make it long in an aquarium. All the best!
  2. Seano, There should only be a 1 deg difference before the chiller kicks in. Have you considered that the set you got is faulty? Try another temperature setting and if it still kicks in at 29 deg, you need to bring it back to the lfs to check it out and possibly get an exchange.
  3. Thanks bro for your advice. Pardon my bad manners for forgetting to wish you and everyone a very healthy, happy and prosperous new year! May all have fun reefing in 2017! [emoji2] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Bro, I'm really speechless. Your fishes look so healthy and happy and you don't even have lots of complicated equipment to maintain this aquarium! [emoji1303][emoji1] So a well maintained aquarium like yours is possible with good planning, design, right selection and discipline. It doesn't necessarily have to come with a high cost and unnecessary equipment. Thank you for this important lesson in the new year and I will strive towards this goal in mind. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Bro, I'm impressed by your neat and simple setup for the aquarium. I also love your rocks setup. Even the sump looks so clean and tidy. I hope you don't mind sharing your knowledge and experience on the following. 1. How do you keep the tank glass and sand base so clean? 2. How many inlets and outlets are there from the tank? 3. Would the waste accumulate at the tank bottom or corners? 4. How do you manage the phosphates and algae? Thanks.
  6. Hi, I would like to sell the following items. The collection area is around Hougang MRT or Mall vicinity. Please pm me if you are keen. Thanks. Maxspect R420R 16,000K 160W LED lights - $350 Maxspect R420R 16,000K 120W LED lights - $300 3. AOL AL-60 mini chiller - $190
  7. Sis, Can PM me where you bought the gonio and how much was it? It's so healthy and beautiful! Thanks! By the way, I love your amazing macro photos. [emoji2][emoji1303] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. They look so mouth-watering beautiful! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Bro, Where did you buy them? Thanks. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. If the bubbles are not deflated and it's not melting down, then I suggest you just monitor and observe it for some time. Once it melts away to a goo, remove it immediately. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Patrick, I didn't actually measure the running time etc but will find time to do that and update here. Thanks. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Wow, I'm so honored to get a reply from our SRC's shifu! Thanks for the recommendation. When I mentioned that the chiller kicks in frequently, I didn't mean that it's faulty. It's just that comparatively, in an air-conditioned room or area where there's better ventilation, the chiller will not need to start and stop as often. In this corner where I have my aquarium, the chiller's warm air gets trapped and circulated around the localized area. So even if the aquarium is chilled to the temperature I set, the ambient temperature will cause the water temperature to rise quickly again. Moreover, I'm not sure but I have a feeling that the replacement of the chillers would likely be more frequent than the drop in coil given that it works so hard all the time! Thanks for spending time to share your experience with me.
  13. Dear brothers and sisters, I'm sorry for dredging this topic out from the depths for your advice. I understand that generally it is recommended to use aquarium chillers for small tanks and volumes and drop in coil for bigger ones because of factors such as cost. The pros of a drop in coil are mainly it generates less localized heat, is quiet, doesn't need to be next to tank and doesn't need a feeder pump. If cost is not a consideration, then would it still be better or more economical to have a drop in coil even for small tanks up to 2 or 3 feet or the cons still far outweighs the pros? My 3 feet aquarium sits in the living room and I'm using a chiller for it. As my house is not air-conditioned, the chiller kicks in frequently and generates a lot of heat around the area. This is especially so with climate change whereby we are experiencing more warm days compared to the past. It is like a vicious cycle where the room temperature is high to begin with, the chiller gives out heat to cool the water and this heat in turn raises the room temperature, causes the water temperature to rise faster and prompting to chiller to kick in frequently. Fans do not help much to dissipate the heat. I also realized the chiller's life span is further shortened when it has to work so hard under such conditions and high end chillers are not that cheap either. Under such circumstances, would you still recommend chillers over drop in coil? Can I also ask if the compressor for the drop in coil can similarly be placed on the air-con ledge? In terms of maintaining the compressor, is it similar to servicing an air-conditioned unit? Thanks a lot!
  14. Nice! I still missed a fine-leaved prostrate purple macroalgae that I used to have. When the aquarium was too "clean", they died off. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. How about reinforcing the base stand with a cast iron frame before the usual wooden carpentry cabinet works? Under the innovative marine line, they have come up with 2 similar ones known as Abyss Panorama and Abyss Peninsula, although these are much smaller in size and shallower in depth. Are any LFS bringing them in to our shores soon? Thanks. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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