Carne's 24G NANO CUBE

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  1. Carne

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    Ok all so this is my Nano

    24g JBJ Nano cube and its been running since 22 December 2007

    First pictures i took when it was about 1 day old

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  3. mandarinman

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    welcome

    still the same ? finished cycling?
     
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    Carne

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    No its pretty much finished cycling.
    Although i must say i never had much of a cycle.

    Added a DIY fan to my cover to keep the temp. down
    Its running around 25-26 Deg. with the fan i put in.

    Will take updated pics in a few minutes.

    Also i have added

    2 Turbo's
    2 Hermits (blue leg)
    1 Boxer shrimp
    1 Neon Goby (blue faced)
    1 Brown/green Star Polyps

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  5. mandarinman

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    that is a lot to add in at once, let it settle before adding anything else, the bacteria haveto increase to cope with the new bio load otherwise the ammonia will wreak havoc, do a decent water change at least once a week(sorry for being bossy )
     
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    Carne

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    Added the turbo's and hermits about 2 weeks ago
    Added the Boxer Shrimp 1 week ago
    Added the Goby and Polyps This week.

    Tank never had much of a cycle used LR and water from an existing setup.

    Currently doing a 10% water change a Week.

    All parameters are fine.

    Ph is a little low but will buffer a little next week.
     
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    Ocean Lazy Sea Slug

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    use Prime if you have an ammonia problem it works miracles
     
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    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    Looking good Carne, you're on your way to a nice looking tank.
     
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    Good start Carne, keep the pictures coming.
     
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    Mike Retired Moderator

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    What is "prime" and how does it work? left alone the liverock will sort ammonia out in it's own time. Also - have you measured your water parameters as you went adding life-stock? How much kg's of live rock do you have an how deep is your sand bed exactly?
     
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    Carne - You have one really nice looking Nano! Good luck and keep the pics coming! Looking forward to your next additions! PS: Have you thought of what exactly you would like to be keeping in there in the end?
     
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    Carne: Nice nano! Same as I just ot (been cycling it for a week). Where abouts do you stay?
     
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    Looking Good there Carne:thumbup:
     
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    looking good dude looking forward to the end product
     
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    Carne

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    Just a couple of Updated pics.
    If you look carefully you can see my Goby
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    Well Done Carne, looking good. Can't see the goby, really tried ?
     
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    Good one Kanga. Nice and neat setup Carne, but make sure about the cycle period, even if you've used water from an existing setup. Not nice loosing livestock as well as money down the drain. Patience is the name of this game, and if you find any, please give me some too....LoL
     
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    Thanks Kanga, looking at the wrong pic :thumbup:
     
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    looking good man!
     
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    Carne

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    Hi Matt165 i stay in Alberton JHB

    As for what i plan on keeping in my tank.
    Would like to add
    2 Common Clowns
    1 Scooter Blenny
    1 Purple Fire fish

    And then i want to stock it with Colourful Zoanthids
     

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