Boyu Marine Nano MH400

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  1. stacey909

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    Hello All,

    I am setting up my first Nano marine aquarium. I understand I will not be able to get any fishes for a few months, Do I have to buy water from the fish shop or can i use tap water?

    Also when can i put the live sand in??????

    any step by step tips would be most grateful

    I have just brought a book that tells me all this but i just hadn't have chance to read it yet.

    Stacey xx :slayer:
     
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  3. Johan van Aardt

    Johan van Aardt I love marines [R.I.P.]

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    Well ill suggest before u start anything spend at least a week reading up on the basics and about everything after the basic starting knowlege u coul d start out slow. I suggest u dont listen to the fish shops as alot of them dont know much and will tell you stuff just to sell things, rather ask us, we not here to make money we just here to help.
     
  4. Seabass

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    Welcome,

    I have a 70 l nano. My only real problem at the moment is lighting for my corals.

    No bath water is out.

    Suggest that you go into the forum section and read some of the treads listed Beginners Discussion and General Discussion.

    Similar questions that you might have are probably already answered there.

    Cycle your tank for min 2 months before testing your water to see if it is ready for fish, I would cycle for about 3 months to be safe. PS no lights during this period. Sand and live rock can be added from day 1. This will assist with the cycle.

    I would also suggest adding a bit of flake food to the tank after week one, this will simulate the normal affects when fish are added and need to be fed. Get the bacteria going I think and that is a good thing, just a few sprinkles, only do this once.

    I have been with sea water for 6 months, I would advice a deep sand bed is required in a sump, nice skimmer, not a Mickey mouse one, if you intend keeping a wide range of corals i.e. hard and soft ones, read a lot of the treads on lighting, Falcon has some great treads on this topic, upgrade lighting now during the cycle. Test kits must not be underestimated.

    Add a few fish at a time. 2 would be my advice, make sure you don’t overstock.

    Enjoy
     
  5. Jaak

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    Welcome to MASA!!
     
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  7. Fishy Steve

    Fishy Steve Hiden super user

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    Welcome. Tapwater is a no no as there's to many pollutants in it. Do some reading before putting any life in your tank. Take it slow and don't do anything you're not sure of. Don't b afraid to ask questions no matter how silly they seem.
     
  8. AndrévN

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    Welcome to MASA, read up on all the advise given. Espesially read up on all advise given on nano systems. All systems are totally different and we need to get what works best for our own systems. IE the amount of stock, water quality, water changes, lighting, filtering system, skimmers size and quantity of water all plays a vital role of each of our unique setups. Sometimes we do it by trial and error, but we have some great advise on the forum regarding all the do's and dont's. Guys has spent weeks sometimes months to solve certain issues on the setups they owned or still own, so ask the questions and all these specialists will give you some good advise. Take all the information we give you and see which of the advise suits your system best.

    All the best of luck with the venture it is amazing and sometimes frustrating at the same time. But it is surely worth the effort at the end once you have created your own piece of the ocean.

    :p So fire away with the questions and lets see what we can help you with.

    I am setting up my first Nano marine aquarium. I understand I will not be able to get any fishes for a few months, Do I have to buy water from the fish shop or can i use tap water?

    Do not use tapwater at all, it contains all kind of chemicals and certain solids that is harmfull to your marine tank.


    Also when can i put the live sand in??????

    Live sand can be added at start-up with the live rock, it will help with the cycling process and to get the bacteria going.


    any step by step tips would be most grateful

    Get the tank setup, add the live sand and live rock, keep the lights off and give it chance to cycle. Do not be scared to ask more questions.
     
  9. Annoying

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    Welcome to masa!
     
  10. Tony

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    Welcome to MASA. Sound advice from the guys but dont use tap water. You can buy ready prepared salt water from a pet store or buy a reverse osmosis unit and make your own purified water and mix it with a salt for water changes and use the RO water for top ups due to evaporation
     
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    Welcome to MASA...
     
  12. Tobes

    Tobes Retired Moderator

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    Welcome to MASA Stacey - glad you joined :)

    Yip, I agree with the guys - :nono: to tap water. Please read the link in my signature on advice to start your first marine tank - lots of nice info there for you to absorb ;)
     
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