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Old 05-27-2014, 07:20 PM   #1
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10 g nano equiment?

What's needed, I have a ro/di unit, salt, salinity tester, a test kit ( just the basics PH ammonia, nitrite nitrate,) lighting, dry rock.

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Now my questions. I want and need to buy a wave maker. I have no idea where to go with this either also all suggestions will be well appreciated.
Also a Skimmer, a hob if possible.
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Ditch the canister filter and just get a hob one, easier to clean and cheaper (aqua clears work great). For flow korillia nano power heads are good. For a "salinity tester" I hope you mean refractometer, because accuracy is key in a nano system. The skimmer isn't necessary but if you really want one check out reef octopus, they make nice hob models. I'm running 2 of the k nano 240s and an ac30 on my 10, and it's running nice and smooth with just weekly wc's.
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In a 10 gallon no need for a skimmer water changes will do just fine, a wave maker look into a jebao 10 or smaller and get an inline dimmer for the power supply just in case it's too powerful for a 10 gallon
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Ditch the canister filter and just get a hob one, easier to clean and cheaper (aqua clears work great). For flow korillia nano power heads are good. For a "salinity tester" I hope you mean refractometer, because accuracy is key in a nano system. The skimmer isn't necessary but if you really want one check out reef octopus, they make nice hob models. I'm running 2 of the k nano 240s and an ac30 on my 10, and it's running nice and smooth with just weekly wc's.

+1. Just one thing. You need about 10+ lbs of rock. Dry or Live.
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Old 05-27-2014, 07:46 PM   #5
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Okay so the skimmer isn't necessary as if I do frequent enough water changes, 20% every week would work? And yes I meant refractometer I just could.t think of the right name haha. I also have about 20+ dry Fiji to rocks hanging around so I'm good there also. I have a little bit of experience in SW as I ran a 25g for a year or so. Alright so going to look at powerheads
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How are penguin biowheel filters for SW
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The bio wheel tends to trap detritus, and in general are more for fw. Most people don't use any of the media that comes with the filters, take it all out and replace it with a CPE or purigen type product.
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So I ordered a aquaclear rated for a 20g. I'm going to see how the flow of it affects the water current and the order any powerheads
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I had an aquaclear 30 and a koralia 240 on my 10 when I had it. That seemed to be enough flow for softies and lps. I wouldn't just use the hob filter.
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Oh I know,.I just wanna see how much more flow I need. On lighting, would a 54watt par38 bulb with 12 white 4 (or maybe 6) blue would be good enough for a 10g?
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