Beginner 15 gallon Nano tank

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  1. Gustaff

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    Good day all. Newbi

    I have been doing freshwater tanks for a while and still have 2 running. I have just started a 15 gallon nano tank. I am planning to go for live coral. Self conferted tank with drop off.

    Glad to have heard about MASA today. Have already read plenty of helpful posts.
    I will definitely need plenty of advise seeing marine looks much more challenging then freshwater.

    Friendly regards:thumbup:
     
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    Hi there and welcome :thumbup:

    First rule of Marines is take everything slowly.

    Have you bought anything so far?

    Photos?
     
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    Hi.
    Yes thank the tank is running. Im adding stablility. But have not yet but anything live in. Will post some pics soon
     
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    My tank.
    I still need to get better skimmer and but it in first chamber. And working on wall on top off thank to stop fish from jumping out

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    Nice little nano but still looks very "clean". How long have you been cycling for?

    Those bio balls in the "filter" need some more bacteria on them. Maybe get some "special blend" and dose.

    Take things slowly and don't overcrowd this tank and introduce one organism every week or two to be safe in my opinion. Bio-loads are usually what make or break these systems :(
     
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    Thanks Shean. only 1 week today. Without lights.Got them this weekend. Will still wait atlest 2 weeks. If the test show the oky ill start with a soft corel. Thanks for advice I will make sure to take things extra slow.
     
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    In my opinion I would wait at least another two months from what I can see in the photos. During that time take a few bio balls and ask to leave them inside the sump at the LFS where you bought all of this. You might be lucky and get some helpful bacteria to attached to them. After adding them back into your system these bacteria will spread, Another suggestion is get some "older" sand and add it to your substrate. You might get some worms and good bacteria which new tanks don't have.

    I would even go as far as to say wait another month after this is done and then start adding one fish. Just to give the cycle a kick. I would suggest something like a Chromis. They are tough and will survive in a new system like this.

    Only after this process would I suggest getting any corals. To add maybe some mushrooms or button polyps who are very hardy.

    Again this is simply my opinion and many on here might disagree with me.
     
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    Thanks Shean. Your opinion is appreciated. Im in no rush whatsoever and want conditions perfect before going live.. Hehe. I have definitely started reading much more about cycling. :)
     
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