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Old 09-30-2006, 02:30 PM   #11
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well i guess to everyone here's dismay, or disagreement, I have got my 2gallon pico up and running. Ive been reading and posting on nano-reef.com for about a month or so learning the tricks of the nano reefing trade and since I couldnt afford to go out and buy all the fancy equipment for a 30 or 55 gallon reef tank, Ive done a 2g. Ive had the tank running with my ac20, topfin 25watt heater and 20watt bulb for about 3 days now with just water. All of m levels have checked out and my hydrometer is reading between 1.023 and 1.025 everytime i use it, the slight flux being when i have or have not done a fresh top off. So let me know what you think, I am heading to the lfs later today tp get a pound of live rock and a few pounds of live sand. The tank is new so there isnt any residue of any type in it btw.

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Old 10-01-2006, 12:06 AM   #12
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Not to our dismay. Nano tanks can be really cool, as long as you realize that they need alot more attention and it's easier to mess things up with a nano. That's why everyone says that bigger is better (ie: more stable, easier). Send pics.
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You might want to practice keeping that water salinity level more stable between top offs. That is a pretty good change all of a sudden.
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Old 10-10-2006, 03:12 AM   #14
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Here is the link to my thread on NanoReef, ill try to start one on here soon. Ive got my salinity stable at about 1.024 for the last week and its getting alot of algae and whatnot on the rock, and i have a featherduster. Any comments/ suggestions gladly taken as always.

http://www.nano-reef.com/forums/inde...howtopic=98872

btw anyone want a pound or so piece of lr, it still smells like the day i got it and i have no uses for it.
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It looks like you have plenty of room for another piece of rock in that tank, which is looking good to me by the way!
The more rock the better IMO.
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Awww, it's so cute!
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Old 10-10-2006, 05:06 PM   #17
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Yea i rearranged the rock a bit and managed to fit another piece in so its like a half moon all around the tank if you look at it from the top. Thanks for the suggestion
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Old 10-19-2006, 12:33 AM   #18
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so the tank finished its cycle a few days ago, alot of green hair algae and tons of tiny critters zooming around on the glass. got some great info. on some richmond area lfs's so i went out today and picked up a peppermint shrimp, dwarf zebra hermit-didnt have any blue legged but he seems to do quite well so far, and 2 snails. also caught a glimpse of a small frag in the corner of a tank, covered in red polyps im assuking, he never id'ed it, and since it was 10 bucks and everything else was at least 25 i grabbed it. they havent come out yet and its been a few hours is this ok? everything else seems to be doing fine.

check out my thread on nano reef for some more pics above ^- theres a few unanswered questions on there too if anyone has any advice or info. it would be gladly taken. thanks
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What LFS did you go to in Richmond? Also at the end of your cycle did you do a good size PWC.
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i went to the two lfs's i was reccomended to go to in chesterfield- i go to school at VCU and my parents live in Chesterfield- the stores were fish world and richmond aquarium, both cool places, got something from each. yes i did about a 50% water change after the cycle, and the recently identified zoanthids have opened up nicely and everyones happy in the tank, actually found a new feather duster this morning
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