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Old 11-30-2014, 11:54 AM   #1
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So i have a 20 gallon sitting around and was wondering on your guys opinions on setting up a nano? I have a 110 which i want to create sps dominate. Was wondering what id need to create a little softie 20 gallon tank. Any opinions or ideas? Dont want to spend hundreds like i have on the big tank. What would i need? Filtration wise, lighting, flow and so on. Thanks


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Old 11-30-2014, 02:09 PM   #2
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So i have a 20 gallon sitting around and was wondering on your guys opinions on setting up a nano? I have a 110 which i want to create sps dominate. Was wondering what id need to create a little softie 20 gallon tank. Any opinions or ideas? Dont want to spend hundreds like i have on the big tank. What would i need? Filtration wise, lighting, flow and so on. Thanks


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Should be pretty cheap, especially since you already have a 110.

If it were me I would use a couple par 38 leds, a cheap HOB filter, and a small powerhead. Not sure what you're wanting to keep in it though.
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I just want to keep soft corals and zoas and stuff like that. Since i wanna male my 110 a dps tank. Maybe a fish or two but thats it


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Just a regualr HOB filter or anything special?


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Just a regualr HOB filter or anything special?


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Yes, I would just use a normal HOB filter. water changes will be easy to keep up with on a tank this size. If you're only wanting to keep two small fish, nutrient levels should be fairly easy to keep in check as well.
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Probably 2 clowns a firefish and a shrimp only. And where can i get the lights from? And also should i just go with a filter raited for 20 gallons or more?


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I just really want to get my zoas, palys, leather, mushrooms and xenia out of my main tank and into a smaller tank. Dont want xenia spreading and taking over which it has already spread onto the rock from my plug


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All New EVO Spot Color! : REEFKOI CORALS, SPS, LPS, Zoanthids

These are great lights and are dimmable. You can probably get nondimmable ones cheaper elsewhere, but I'm not sure.
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I would go with a non dimmable option. Less money. And anyways cant you make any light dimmable by restricting flow of energy to the light?


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Just be sure to look at the degree of optics if you go with LEDs, as this will determine how the light spreads out, and how many you will need.
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