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ScottsTanks replied the topic: Re: Nano tank build pics galore!

Joshm13 wrote: I have 10k lighting and not all corrals need LPS there is SPS corals also. My lighting is like fine with my actinic bulb also. I don't want just fish. I'm also not going to over stock it with fish lol. I'm doing a nano tank. I will have around four fish in the tank. I knew bacteria wouldn't grow in the salt or vise versus but I was conserned more about the non RO water I use in my fresh.. Sorry for the confusion. I have a master test kit with everything I need to test for


10,000k and actinic are measurements of color spectrum not of intensity. You need to determine your par output. You need at least 200 par at the bottom of the tank for sps and lps; this requires either a 150w metal halide pendant, top of the line led, or at least a 4 bulb hoT5 light fixture on a 20g. Please take some of the suggestions to heart or I guarantee you will $100 if not $1000s on corals. Ive been there it ain't fun and wives/fiancees/girls get sick of wasted money fast.
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Joshm13 replied the topic: Re: Nano tank build pics galore!

It's a 20 long and shallow, i know what they mean I said that to show it was fine for what I have :) this tank has been set up for 3+ years at a different location with same light same set up and the original owner has had no problems what so ever. He has six saltwater tanks all 75+ in his apartment with several nano set ups. I trust him and I hope I'm not coming off as a dick to you and I take your suggestion to heart I guess I will just try and learn the hard way. Thank you for the input though! Please stay tuned for more updates throughout the build!!

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ScottsTanks replied the topic: Re: Nano tank build pics galore!

not a dick at all dude. Best of luck. Just hate seeing people waste money when I've had to learn the hard way. Bought a $200, not enough light. So bought a second $200 light still not good enough. So I bought a $700 MH/power compact combo fixture; finally good enough. Should have just bought that one to start.
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Joshm13 replied the topic: Re: Nano tank build pics galore!

Ha yeah well see how it goes! Hopefully it'll be okay.hae a goo thanksgiving everyone!

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Joshm13 replied the topic: Re: Nano tank build pics galore!

The newest addition!


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jnet replied the topic: Re: Nano tank build pics galore!

they look nice :)

I'm living my life, but not necessarily in the right order :)

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Joshm13 replied the topic: Re: Nano tank build pics galore!

Now I am trying to decide on a tank mate.. Maybe a sand sifting goby..

More live Rock comingtokorrow I hope!

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black,orangeoscar replied the topic: Re: Nano tank build pics galore!

why dont u just keep those 2 clowns, get an anenonme and let them breed out for you?
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Joshm13 replied the topic: Re: Nano tank build pics galore!

I want a nano tank not a breeder tank. :)

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Joshm13 replied the topic: Re: Nano tank build pics galore!

I'm having a battle with red slime! Any ideas? It is growing by the minute! Lol, I'm picking up some treatments today. Hopefully I can get it killed.

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