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Old 03-23-2005, 11:50 AM   #1
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Nano Cube 24g

So I was at the LFS the other day, and saw a couple of the Nano Cubes set up with SW fish. One was the 12 gallon while the other was the 24, and both were well established and looked great. So that experience has increased my interest in getting a SW tank. I know that I need to buy a heater seperate with the Nano Cubes along with Instant Ocean, live rock, sand, and a hydrometer. Am I missing anything else that I need to get started? Anything good or bad that people would like to say about the Nano Cubes? I am just planning on a Clown Fish with some Inverts.
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Old 03-23-2005, 04:30 PM   #2
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TEST kits. Salifert recommended
RO/DI water for top offs. These little tanks heat up pretty good, so you'll need regular top offs. Since the tank is small, the salinity levels raise pretty quickly.

Since it is a small tank, there is very little room for error. Most people think that small tanks are easier to care for thatn larger tanks, actually it's the opposite.
With less water volume, it is a much more volitile system. Some people have sumps/fuges larger than their nano itself. I had a very successful 12gal Nono with little problems, just need a little more TLC than larger tanks. Just as beautiful NTL.
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The larger tank (24 gal.) may have a problem with not having a skimmer. the smaller tank (12 gal.) would be ok though, you would just have to keep on top of water changes to keep the nitrates down. it is still possible do the 24 gallon deal but it is just in my opinion that at 24 gallons it starts to get to the point that it would be a good thing to have a skimmer.
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may have a problem with not having a skimmer
Agreed, I've seen retros with a remora and a CPR backpack.
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also, I have heard of someone that cut out a small square from the back of it to accomidate a small HOB skimmer. so it is possible to have one.
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