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Old 04-04-2014, 11:53 PM   #11
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Nano reef tank for dummies

I know that this will not be an inexpensive tank but what would be more cost affective
Or would a dollar per gallon sale at petco be best
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Old 04-05-2014, 04:01 AM   #12
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I happen to believe the all in one tanks like biocubes and the nuvos are the way to go for a beginner.

You would be limited to what you could keep with them though due to the stock lighting on each one. BUT you can keep mushrooms, zooas and LPS without going crazy on the lighting which is the most expensive part of a reef setup.
Now, if you shop carefully and do alot of research on equipment the $1 a gallon sale can be your best friend.

How much space are you looking to fill with a tank? Like how big can you go?
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Well my max would be 20 gallons but that would really be pushing it. I was thinking something around 15 gallons.
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Old 04-05-2014, 09:26 AM   #14
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Nano reef tank for dummies

I am setting up a 20h right now. Just added water last night. I so wish I would have went with a nuvo or something of the like. I'm trying to aqua scape now and I seem to keep hitting stuff on the back wall. I wish I could pay someone to aqua scape for me!

Here is what it has cost me so far:

20h tank - $20
Aquaclear 70 - $49
R.O. Nano ns80 skimmer - $40
Aqueon 100w heater - $29
30lbs pink Fiji sand - $27
25 lbs base rock(did not use all of) - $50
I stole a 4 lb piece of live rock from my other tank

LED light panel - $112 shipped
Jebao WP-10 power head - $45ish
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Wow thanks that certainly helped a lot. What are you planning on stocking it with.
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Old 04-05-2014, 09:39 AM   #17
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Honestly I don't know yet. The fish police are gonna hate me for this but I was thinking of just a blue spotted jaw fish all by itself.
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Honestly I don't know yet. The fish police are gonna hate me for this but I was thinking of just a blue spotted jaw fish all by itself.
Make sure you have a tight fitting lid . A jawfish is fine for a 20. My 20 has cost a lot lol but it's pretty high tech equipment and lots of coral lol
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Nano reef tank for dummies

Your gonna want a deepish sandbed too, ~3 inches minimum IMO
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Your gonna want a deepish sandbed too, ~3 inches minimum IMO
+1 they need it for their burrows
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