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Old 04-28-2005, 11:39 AM   #1
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starting 20 gal long nano

I am in the process of planning a 20 gallon long nano reef. Here is what I have in mind so far:

-20 gallon long tank
-2x 55w 30" power compact with legs, and 2 1/2 watt moon lights
-2 maxi jett 400 or 600 power heads
-40 pounds of live sand
-20 pounds of live rock, maybe later slowly adding up to 25 pounds
-heater of some sort
-hang on filter with no media just for a little extra water and water flow

I would like to have a few small fish in here as well. No more than 3. Along with some shrimp, snails and crabs.

Will I have enough bio filtration to handle this? I would like to add a skimmer, but don't think there will be enough room.

Any advice, input, or tips at all will be greatly appreciated!!!!


-50gal tank
-20gal tall sump / refugium.
-About 15-20 lbs of live rock
-60 lbs (3") of sand.
-2x65w power compact lights
-2x18w power compact in the refug.
-bak pak 2R
-3 LARGE feather dusters all differebt colors
-orange spotted goby
-fire fish
-12 or so hermits
-50-60 nassairus snails
-about 12 turno snails
-emrald crab
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Old 04-28-2005, 12:58 PM   #2
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With a low bioload and frequent water changes, you should be ok.
*180 gal Display, 100 gal basement sump, 33 gal refugium, 3x250 MH, 2x160 VHO actinics, zoos, some softies, LPS & lots of acros and other SPS.
*100 gal prop tank plumbed into main system w/ 2x96 PC lights and 1x150 MH,
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20 gallon, long, nano, starting

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