Building ideas for a Diy NANO

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  1. Renannchen

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    Hewy guys can any1 please help me, i want a few ideas for a nano system withe a small sump and dsb 600x 600x 500 what is the best lighting options and skimmer and building specs i was thingking of a middel overflow and goin to use the same cooling method as what i did on my biger system,,, what can i put in a small system like this want mainly corals some sps ans lps and some softys.... plz guys give me your opinion on the system and feel free to give ideas..
     
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    Nice size, 180l, i have the same sort of size tank at home but empty.
    I was going to light it with 6 24w t5's, you will keep most corals under that including sps.
    Just use good tubes.

    Ts1 would be my choice of skimmer
    If you want the system to look nice consider a cls then you wont have any pumps in the system
     
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    Mine is done in 10mm, check the glass calc in the links section
     
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    cool thax man.. just dnt want to make any mistake this time...
     
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    i would go with MH and T5 lighting. I just upgraded my mine to MH and really looks amazing and then you foot have to worry about lighting when it comes to corals. specially sps :)
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    I have a 150w mh here smewre... Wil that work and 4 24w t5?
     
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    i would say a 150w MH and 2 T5's with actinics for colour should be fine :) you can put 4 T5's in but remember the T5's are mainly for color. actinic bulbs hardly contribute to coral growth. so try 2 T5's if it doesnt look nice enough, put more:)
     
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    wHAT IS THE bEST t5's to go with...
     
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    how do you make a centre overflow noise free????????? I realy want a middle overflow..
     
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    k guys thax for all the help!!!!!!!!
     
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    My pref would be ATI, but reeftek are also good,

    As for the centre overflow you could use a durso.
     
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    So ati whats the price for 4x 25w bulbs???
     
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    k so im starting with my Nano today,... im goin to make the glass 8mm and goin to go 60x60x60 rimles, cant find black silicone in bfn so going with clear..
     
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    Dont forget the pics man. Im also planning on building a little cube, 500*500*450H.
     
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    If you go MH, you may need to look at getting a chiller, especially considering how hot it gets in your region, in summer.

    10000k & 14000k t5'S ARE GREAT FOR CORAL GROWTH
     
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    Im also keen on building a 500x500x500 cube...what is this project setting you guys back? Does anyone know of a secon hand unit that maybe needs a bit of work or something?
     
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    for silent overflow u can build a durso u would just need to use smaller diameter piping, Skimmer i would go for the new Orca range as its comes with bubble plate and pin wheel impellar and looks better than the TS range.
     
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    Cool thax, im looking for a second hand skimmer now, stil waiting for the glass, want to find sm1 with glas that i can buy, you cant get glass in bfn
     
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