37L nano only the start

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  1. reef addict

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    Well my tank is finally set up! Now the long wait for the cycle to end. This is an amazing little nano. Easy to set up and it works well. Its only day two so not much to write about. I used argonite about 4 KG as a substrate. And add some to the DSB. I also have 3KG of uncured rock in the tank. I am also using seachem stability to help with the process.. The skimmer is skimming a bit wet, has settled down.

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    Nice pics. The are all rotated on my screen. Yours?
    Really like the pico/nano idea. I don't have mad skills like G DP so this tank has become more and more interesting. Tagging.
     
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    I noticed the pics are all rotated! Sorry I don't know what happend! Blame it on Blackberry! Uploded them via my phone.. I am really impressed with the tank! Its awesome for a first time set up! And the skimmer on this tank is amazing! Again sorry about the pics! Will post some soon this time the correct way around!
     
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    Hey!!! The day finally came! Looking good so far :)
     
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    Thank you it did finally come! And it was so exciting to set up! Will post updates as the cycle continues
     
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    All the best on the tank.
     
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    Thanks
     
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    I noticed some yellow groth on the rock? Any ideas what it could be
     
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    Moving the discussion to your thread :p

    I used to prop my hood up with two pegs to ventilate the tank. You can also run the tank with the light off, seeing as you do not have any coral in it. I currently have my heater switched off as well and will only put it back on closer to autumn. But even with this the tank will still hit temps of 28 to 29 degrees celcuis. I ended up removing my hood and putting LEDs, it may be something that you might consider in the future.

    At one stage I used to put icecubes in a plastic bag into the tank to cool it but didn't find it every effective as the temp used to swing significantly.
     
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    Nice little tank ;)
     
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    Nice little tank, looks like you have gotten off to a good start.:thumbup:
     
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    Thanks! So far so good! Just the temp is running a bit high
     
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    Are you able to pozt a pic of what mods you did??
     
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    I had the same problem with my boyu and since I fitted 2 fans one blowing in and one blowing out it has been fine.
     
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    I just removed the hood and put in an LED unit, other than that I did nothing else that was fancy :p
    Tank is a bit bare as I have not replaced any of the coral that I moved onto my bigger tank:
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    Look at this thread (see post #4):
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    He had put an additional fan in to help the tank run cooler. Granted that he has the 102l, but it should still work for the 37l if you can find a small enough fan.
     
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    that is a good idea with the computer fan.. going to look into it..
     
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    Update: its been 15 days into the cycle. A friend of mine does weekly garderning on all his coral. So he gave me some hardy corals to try. I was a little nervous, as this morning one of the corals just died on me. Not sure of what coral it was, still learning the names. It went black and then disintergrated into nothing. Here are some pics. Also my star polyops opened up on the second day, but have been closed ever since.

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    I had a small piece of those polyps(now a tank full of) in the second pic it grows really quickly and can be a nice tank filler but just be careful as it can also become a weed.
     
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    isnt it still cycling? thats prob why coral died
    and tagging otherwise nice tank :D
     
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    The tank is still cycling! Corals were from a friend who does weekly cuts from his DT! All the corals he gave me are hardy corals.. All corals seem to be doing fine its just the one that died.. That was my own fualt! Hands in the tank..
     
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