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Old 06-10-2012, 11:48 AM   #1
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Nano reef build!

Got a six gallon tank this weekend! After work today I'm gonna get some sand water and live rock to begin the cycle! Do the lights look okay? I plan on having coral.
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Old 06-10-2012, 11:54 AM   #2
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What's the voltage on the light? Is it a spit light? Nit sure if that filter will do the trick... What is the media in there? You will probably need a small wavemaker or power head to get a good water flow in the tank...
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What's the voltage on the light? Is it a spit light? Nit sure if that filter will do the trick... What is the media in there? You will probably need a small wavemaker or power head to get a good water flow in the tank...
I'm not sure what a split light is and it doesn't say the voltage anywhere but it literally lights up my whole room when it's on. I just put ten pounds of live sand at the bottom and it looks like it's about two inches deep. The filter came with the tank and it is sold as a saltwater tank. Once all the sand settles out of the water I'll post another picture
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Ok super try and keep your sand bed to about 1 inch cause you will have too much of bacteria breeding on your sand bed. You should be able to take the filter a part... Since you will have to clean it at least once a month anyway...
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Ok super try and keep your sand bed to about 1 inch cause you will have too much of bacteria breeding on your sand bed. You should be able to take the filter a part... Since you will have to clean it at least once a month anyway...
It is takeapartable! I will get a power head soon! And about the sand: I'm planning on getting a yellow watchman and pistol shrimp so I'm worried they won't have enough room to dig.
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Na don't worry I have a watchman goby and tiger shrimp in my tank too... It will be worse if your tank gets too much bacteria in there cause too much bacteria will cause loads of nitrates and then algae... I suffered with the issue and once it starts it is super hard to get rid of...
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Na don't worry I have a watchman goby and tiger shrimp in my tank too... It will be worse if your tank gets too much bacteria in there cause too much bacteria will cause loads of nitrates and then algae... I suffered with the issue and once it starts it is super hard to get rid of...
It's actually like one and a quarter inches. Is that an issue?
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Lol that is fine then keep the pics coming.. It is a nice tank...
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Lol that is fine then keep the pics coming.. It is a nice tank...
I will as soon as the sand settles! I plan on cycling it with fish, either damsels or chromises. Do you have any tips?
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I used 2 Damsels to cycle my 28 Gallon and really regret it. After the cycle was over I added other fish and the Damsels were very aggressive and I had to sell them back and it took me about 2 hours to catch them lol nice tank!
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