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Old 04-30-2015, 10:43 AM   #1
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Sheps rebuilding the nano

So as some of you know I recently nuked my tank by accident. So instead of dwelling on how much that sucked I started thinking I could now take my nano in a whole different direction. I'm thinking of doing a heavy LPS system with a few softies and maybe some SPS. As for fish I honestly don't know what I want to put in. Im more interested in coral for this small of a tank. My DT is 11.5 inch square and I believe it's 7 gallons. I am running a 5 gallon sump/fuge. The first step of my rebuild is going to be adding more live rock in the DT for more structure. I'll be posting pics later today. My light is a par38 led. I still have a small colony of radioactive dragon eyes and colony of Rastas. Other than that my tank is completely empty other than one turbo snail I was able to save and a few hermits that toughed it out. If anyone has any suggestions questions or concern just let me know. I am by no means an expert and I love to learn about this amazing hobby we all enjoy.


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Old 04-30-2015, 10:54 AM   #2
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These are the corals I've been thinking about so far. My LFS does a 10 frags for 50 bucks deal so I'm working towards that.




Birds nest
Torch
Hammer or frogspawn
Pulsing Xenia
Green star polyps
Duncan
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Old 04-30-2015, 07:06 PM   #3
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Here's my tank as it sits today reminds me of Chernobyl. Click image for larger version

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Old 05-03-2015, 11:23 AM   #4
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Okay so I'm looking to upgrade my pumps, should I get the koralina 240?


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Old 05-03-2015, 04:40 PM   #5
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That would be a nice strong pump I a 7-5 gallon tank.


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Alright great I'll get one then!


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Today I ordered my Hydor 240 and 8 more pounds of live rock. I'll post aquascape in a few days hopefully.


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Do you think with the 240 the flow will be good for some of the easier SPS? Like birds nest and monti cap?


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Well, at 240 GPH, you want to keep an SPS reef at roughly aim for 25-50% turnover the size of the tank.
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I think I did the math correctly lol. I think it would be just under 50%. I'm terrible at math though so that possibly could be wrong.


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