Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Nano Reefs
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 06-23-2010, 08:40 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Midlothian, va
Posts: 14
Send a message via MSN to mbradley672
Looking to build a 10g nano reef help!!

This will be my first venture with saltwater and I need advice on what to do I already know I have to change the lights on the lid and I'm planning on retrofitting the lid but not with what.

What should I get I also know a powerhead but not what I'm gonna need. I need all around advice.

Time frames ect.
I'm getting sand and pre mixed water next week from my lfs

What kind of sand does everyone recommend how much lr just for starters

Thanks everyone

mbradley672 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2010, 08:55 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
mr_X's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Fairless Hills, Pa.
Posts: 17,895
Send a message via MSN to mr_X
slightly larger than sugar sized sand. 1-1.5 pounds of live rock per gallon, depending on it's porous-ness (the more porous rock means more surface area, which means you need less of it).
time frames? about a month after you add the rock to when you can add a few living things. you will need to test the water for ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate to find out when it's safe to add living creatures. no detectable ammonia or nitrite is what you are aiming for.
as far as powerheads go, i guess i would start with a maxijet 1200 for a 10 gallon tank and go from there.
mr_X is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2010, 04:24 PM   #3
AA Team Emeritus
Jimbo7's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Posts: 1,996
Read through our articles section. I would suggest at least 2 weeks of through research into exactly what you need to be doing. I would also suggest you size up your tank if at all possible, SW tanks are different from FW in that smaller tanks are in fact much harder then large ones. Unfortunately, there is no "quick start" or "jumping in" to SW. Do some research and feel free to ask any questions you have along the way.
Welcome to AA and good luck!
Links to old builds:
12DX LED Build
Frag Tank (Fixed Link)
Dorm Pico Tank
Jimbo7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2010, 11:40 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Newbie
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Miami Beach
Posts: 1
At the beginning, I would treat exactly as I would a regular aquarium. Take your time. I am guessing that the backside of the tank has some space for Bioballs? Make sure to give some time for the good bacteria to develop before putting any live stock in the water, after adding live sand ( at least two weeks). Make sure that you have no amonia nitrate or nitrite before adding live stock. Slowly add you fish. In a 10 Gallon tank, you typically do not have much room, so be careful not to overpopulate.... Good luck
mserralta@gmail.com is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2010, 12:27 AM   #5
Aquarium Advice Regular
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: florida
Posts: 67
I'm going to build a 12 gallon nano reef in about... 4 years =P Lol i haven't even gotten my first fish yet! But when I do I'm going to catch a few small profiled fish from the wild for it. Shrimp too =D I live right off the shore in florida. Going in the ocean is an every other weekend thing. I know and recognize an incredible amount of reeffisH...omg i need 5o shut myself up now im just bragging rofl. Anyways, I feel really excited for your new tank! I don't know much about aquarium reefs (thats why in this section; researching) but a great nano reef fish is a Trimma Goby. They only require a couple gallons, so a nice 10 gallon nano would be perfect. Research them, they are awesome. It also looks great.

I listen to... All rock/Oldies/Punk/Metal/Alternative
zelilaa is offline   Reply With Quote

build, nano, nano reef, reef

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tank's 10G Nano Build Tank2379 Nano Reefs 22 06-21-2010 02:46 PM
10g Seahorse build SnowZz Saltwater Reef Aquaria 31 06-09-2010 05:32 PM
(newbie) 10G Build hesus321 Nano Reefs 1 11-08-2009 08:50 AM
Help with my 10g sump build vietcu DIY Projects 9 02-24-2008 09:07 PM
10g Nano-Reef Setup for sale-Pittsburgh Marine Aquarium Clarkii3 Archive 5 04-13-2005 07:55 AM

» Photo Contest Winners

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:20 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.