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post #91 of 149 (permalink) Old 02-07-2013, 05:05 AM
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If you've never set up a marine tank before, this is going to be very difficult. I studied marine tanks scrutinizingly as a hobby for over 5 years without ever setting one up. That included nearly weekly visits to my saltwater specialty lfs whose owner was impressed at my knowledge and said that if anyone could pull off a nice pico reef it would be me. I dropped nearly $500 in trying to get it right and everything worked except the acclimation and constant water parameters. It's very difficult to either float a bag or rig up a drip system for a pico especially when you only have 3 gallons to drip from. Then after getting acclimated, they have to adjust to major salinity swings even if just half a centimeter evaporates off. If I ever attempt a pico reef again (which I will when I have money I'm willing to throw at it) I will hook up my 20g tall as the sump underneath so there is more volume and less room for swinging parameters. Also there'll be less junk clamped to the tank. Best of luck though.
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post #92 of 149 (permalink) Old 02-07-2013, 05:37 AM Thread Starter
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It's really not as hard as people think it to be. I'm telling you people don't got time for nothing these days soon they will forget about the tank and just give up because they got a new hobby or something else will come up so they will fail at keeping a tank this size.
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Yeah, my 180g with another 150g of sump and fuge/frag tank water is MUCH easier than my little 6g edge. But I also find I just have to approach the nano differently than the big tank. Coral choices, fish choices, aquascaping, equipment, etc. I think simplicity, patience, water changes and restraint are much more important in the tiny tanks.
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Guess I should of listen to you about nano reef them guys are not helpful at all. I'm going to have to look for a different SW forum to get better help.
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Check out reefcentral. They have a nano-specific forum too.
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post #97 of 149 (permalink) Old 02-10-2013, 03:48 AM Thread Starter
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Tonight I put on my Hydor Koralia Nano 240 pump it's not bad for a tank this small. Lights about to go off so the shrimp started to come out.



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Guess what fish I'm getting? They were unable to get me the yellow clown goby but they told me they have another fish coming in today that they ordered it for there 3g store display tank.
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Guess what fish I'm getting? They were unable to get me the yellow clown goby but they told me they have another fish coming in today that they ordered it for there 3g store display tank.
Yahasha Goby? (However that is spelled?)


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Nope a Picasso trigger only if I'm had a huge tank. Jk it's a green clown goby.
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Thinking of taking this tank down and doing a planted tank better. What you think?
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post #102 of 149 (permalink) Old 02-22-2013, 11:27 PM
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Guess I should of listen to you about nano reef them guys are not helpful at all. I'm going to have to look for a different SW forum to get better help.
Ya you're right hahaha sorry :P reefcentral is a good place to start but be forwarned, only talk about, post pictures of, share opinions on - your stuff. They are very big on copyrights etc. even with naming products you use or crediting sources where you found your information. Anything negative or slightly (and I mean slightly) controversial, you'll get beaten with the proverbial banstick. But other then a close grip on your tongue, you'll love that saltwater forum. And no hahahaha I've not been banned, I just know people who have been.
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Picked up a few more invertebrates today. hooked up my ac70 filter to the tank too I'll get new pics tonight. I have at least 1g more of water with the new filter so that's good.

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That's exactly what I did!



Ya you're right hahaha sorry :P reefcentral is a good place to start but be forwarned, only talk about, post pictures of, share opinions on - your stuff. They are very big on copyrights etc. even with naming products you use or crediting sources where you found your information. Anything negative or slightly (and I mean slightly) controversial, you'll get beaten with the proverbial banstick. But other then a close grip on your tongue, you'll love that saltwater forum. And no hahahaha I've not been banned, I just know people who have been.

Hey thanks I been staying away from nano reef but I'll just read and not post stuff there.
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