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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-25-2012, 01:32 AM Thread Starter
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Filtration in fry tank?

My clowns are now a little over 3 weeks old and starting to understand that flakes are food (crushed flakes). Soon I'll need filtration since I'm getting tired of doing a partial while scraping the bottom every other day and doing a 10-15% partial on the off days. Any suggestions? Right now they're in a 5gal with just a heater and some airline tubing going a few bubbles per second.
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try a sponge filter, for fresh water it is written that fry will eat off bio growth on sponges filters.
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try a sponge filter, for fresh water it is written that fry will eat off bio growth on sponges filters.

After 3 weeks a sponge filter should be fine. try putting a small power head in with them to see if they get blown around. If not then switch to a sponge filter
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Did you get this figured out?
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LOL in the spirit of Halloween, we are resurrecting dead threads!! J/k

I ended up and got one of those ultra-cheap filters that only uses an airstone. I got 6 or 7 babies through metamorphosis with this (I saved 12 fry, lost a few leading up to meta). After 3mos I upgraded them to a spacious 10gal with the smallest actual filter I could find, then at 5-6 mos transferred remaining 5 to a 20gal with a regular biowheel filter, small skimmer, live rock, and an aiptasia forest.

Oh and the original airstone-filter had to stay with them in all tanks until July-August -- one clown adopted it and wouldn't leave. I hope that's not the one that committed suicide by carpet surfing...

75 gallon
Torch coral, zoas, snake polyps, mushrooms, green favia, hammer, odds and ends
Mated clowns hosting a torch coral
Blue hippo tang, "Darly"
Foxface Lo
Giant peppermint shrimp

20 gallon
4 baby clowns hatched 1/1/12
Klein butterfly
3 peppermints
Aiptasia forest
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That is what everything I've read says. There is a site dedicated just to breeding "marinebreeders.org" lots of info for breeding just about anything saltwater.


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