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Old 05-17-2011, 02:49 PM   #11
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So what is a nano or pico tank ?
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Old 05-17-2011, 02:57 PM   #12
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Nano by AA standards is a SW tank under 20G, Picos are usually less than about 6G or so.

But your tank is good, nanos and picos are harder to maintain for a first time aquarist
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Now I'm getting a bit ahead of myself hear. If I set it up. When I put fish in, do I but all fish at once or do I buy like a Pair of clownfish one week and next week another pair of fish. What is the best way to do it?
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First you need to cycle the tank. I'm on my phone, so I can't link well, but there are some great articles on this website that will guide you through a fishless cycle. Once the tank is cycled, you will want to allow time for the biological filter to catch up between additions.
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Yes, not all at once. That sounds like a plan, make sure you give yourself a full week
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Old 05-17-2011, 04:44 PM   #16
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How Many pounds/kilograms would I be looking at? And how much live rock
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How Many pounds/kilograms would I be looking at? And how much live rock
Sorry how many pounds/kilos of rock would I need. And how much live rock
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On a 45 about 80 lbs of rock or so would be good but the more the better in my opinion you could use a very little of actual live rock to seed the rest. Good luck.
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You'll want around 1.5-2lbs of rock per gallon of water, not sure how much that is in kilos
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Nano by AA standards is a SW tank under 20G, Picos are usually less than about 6G or so.

But your tank is good, nanos and picos are harder to maintain for a first time aquarist

harder to maintain yes but you also learn how to maintain it and its not as expensive to learn on a smaller one
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