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Old 03-11-2015, 04:23 PM   #1
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6 gal nano reef build.

So today i decided to start my new 6 gal nano reef build. I went to petco to take a look at their tanks with the mindset of getting a fluval spec 5 which i have and have successfully run a reef in. I came across a petco brand arc 6.25g bow front aquarium and ended up going with that instead. the lighting on this tank is cheap and awful so i replaces with a fluval fixture thats 12 volt that I've used successfully for soft corals. i have the tank up and running now with no filter media (because thats why i am here ) and the correct amount of mixed saltwater, using bottled water. now i know where my tank is sitting in the photos is not a good idea because its next to the window, and i have a mastiff puppy lol. but do not worry it will not be there for long. once it is cycled and i have added my sand and LR it will be transferred to my office which is nice and dark. NOW to my actual questions! does anyone have any suggestions as to a filter mod? i was thinking of using a eshopps sump sponge in replacement of the nasty sponge they have in here. Also was thinking of using sachem media mix in a mesh bag, and a purigen sachem sponge. another thing i am concerned about is the lack of GPH (40)put in by this wimpy pump they included any suggestions as to what model and size would work well for this size tank? i was planning on going with a more chunky sandbed, crushed coral type. the way the tank is shaped i will need at least one power head, any suggestions as to what would fit well in this tank and not turn it into a whirlpool!? i will be adding sand tomorrow (yes i know i should have done that before) and the LR as well. Ive never cycled using the raw shrimp method any advice on that would be much appreciated.

QUESTIONS:
what pump will work well in this tank?

What power head will work well in this tank?

are the filtration mods i have planned good enough for lips and a clown?

any suggestions on cycling with raw shrimp?

anything else you have to comment about

SORRY MY POST WAS SO LONG! RAMBLING WOMAN.
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