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Old 02-24-2013, 06:24 PM   #1
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My nano setup

I am wanting to set up a 15 gallon reef. Here is my nano reef plan.

Stock
- two fire gobies

Clean Up Crew
- two skunk cleaner shrimp
- two Astraea snails
- two cerith snails
- two nassarius snails

Corals
- two colony polyps
- one micro colony polyp
- one Blue Sympodium Polyp

Equipment
- one hydor 50w heater
- two Marineland Maxi-Jet PRO Water Pumps
- one Hagen 20 mini hob filter
- one Zetlight nano touch
- one small refrigerum with lighting
- one protein skimmer

Now for the questions. Would my lighting be adequate for the corals I selected? Would I need a skimmer for such a small tank? Would I need any other supplies? Would I be overstocking a 15 gallon tank? Anything else I missed? I know that you guys are the experts on this stuff so feel free to tell me your thoughts on my setup.
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Old 02-24-2013, 06:46 PM   #2
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Well two things i would do is get rid of the protein skimmer as it is not needed on a nano. Maintain your weekly water changes and you wont need to worry about anything else.

I would also stick with one cleaner shrimp as they are known to fight in small spaces... You could try some sexy shrimp if you like.
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Thanks. Any advice on corals
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Old 02-24-2013, 09:28 PM   #4
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The corals seem fine... You could add a bit more as you go on... Howmany watts is your light? I think you should start with zoas and mushrooms as most people do... I did the same and then advanced to LPS.
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Old 02-24-2013, 09:38 PM   #5
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I think it is 10.4
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Old 02-24-2013, 09:45 PM   #6
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Yeah that should be fine... Upload some pics as you go along...
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Old 02-24-2013, 09:51 PM   #7
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I will start a new thread as soon as I have the money to start a reef
Sadly it all comes down to money
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Old 02-24-2013, 09:59 PM   #8
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Thats true... Take it one step at a time... The best reefs are the ones that took patience to build.
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