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reef-junkie
01-18-2015, 05:48 PM
setting up a maroon clownfish tank.
33 gal tall for now.

going to run skimmerless for now. would a powerhead pointed atthe surface provide enough oxygen?

mark
01-18-2015, 06:10 PM
are running a power filter in place of a skimmer as they'll provide aeration

reef-junkie
01-18-2015, 06:19 PM
I do have a fluval 205 on the tank but I'm not sure how much aeration canister filters provide

reef-junkie
01-18-2015, 06:29 PM
Tank is plumbed from the bottom so the return is completely submerged

mark
01-18-2015, 06:43 PM
For power filter was thinking more like the Aquaclear hang on type where the water flows over a lip. A canister would provide some aeration just based on water movement but if me, I'd add the power head.

Myka
01-18-2015, 06:56 PM
Do you plan to add any other fish? That's a bit tight quarters for a pair of Maroons unless they are on a broodstock system or something.

reef-junkie
01-19-2015, 12:44 AM
I only plan on keeping the 2 fish plus a standard cuc of snails and hermits.

Myka
01-19-2015, 01:31 AM
I think the combination of a small tank and using a canister filter will have you fighting nitrate. You just really like Maroon Clowns or you want to breed them?

reef-junkie
01-19-2015, 01:53 AM
i actually just aquired a pair of lightning maroons. I plan on eventually trying to breed them.

reef-junkie
01-19-2015, 01:54 AM
may eventually put in a sump and skimmer

George
01-19-2015, 05:20 AM
Can you post a picture of your pair of "lightning maroons" please?

reef-junkie
01-19-2015, 06:40 PM
Here's a couple pics. I plan on uploading more once I get them in their tank. (Currently in a breeder box)

http://s1381.photobucket.com/user/aaronmclean/slideshow/Lightning%20Maroon%20Clownfish

PaulCheung
01-19-2015, 07:32 PM
just to respond to your original question, i have a 33g skimmerless and sumpless tank with one powerhead. It is working for me so far (> 2 years).

George
01-19-2015, 08:24 PM
Nice fish, not as nice as the F0 but still unusual pattern. Do you know what generation they are?

reef-junkie
01-19-2015, 08:39 PM
not 100% sure what generation. they came from sea and reef. I anticipate that they will get alot nicer with age. Theyre both still very small at the moment

JmeJReefer
01-20-2015, 12:59 AM
I have a Yellow Striped Maroon that I have in a 14g biocube which is all his! Absolutely will be upgrading for him (a selling point to the wife as to why I need a larger tank!) as he grows but for now he is happy and master of the tank...!
Love this Breed of Clownfish and THOSE ARE FRICKIN RAD MAN.:biggrin:

If this breeding thing you speak of goes well, I'll take a few from Ya!:wink:

Good luck

gobytron
01-20-2015, 01:33 AM
33 gal is a little small for a pair of clowns...
You will definitely want to keep up on water changes.

I would say a 5 gallon bucket every week or two should keep you on top of nitrates.

Skimmerless and sumpless, are you going to add a dsb or have a significant amount of LR?

reef-junkie
01-20-2015, 03:35 AM
I have a 4-5" sand bed and a ton of LR. Approx 60+lbs in total. Plan on doing weekly water changes and I imagine I'll eventually get a skimmer down the road and dose regularly with nopox

reef-junkie
01-20-2015, 03:36 AM
I have a Yellow Striped Maroon that I have in a 14g biocube which is all his! Absolutely will be upgrading for him (a selling point to the wife as to why I need a larger tank!) as he grows but for now he is happy and master of the tank...!
Love this Breed of Clownfish and THOSE ARE FRICKIN RAD MAN.:biggrin:

If this breeding thing you speak of goes well, I'll take a few from Ya!:wink:

Good luck

Thanks, I'm pretty excited about it. Already started the pairing process. Definitely not the easiest thing but I have a lot of faith I'll be successful in the end