Daddys got a new toy......

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  1. Colin

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    What a day,got a great deal on a nano cube tank at exotic pets,whoop whoop,:yeahdude:thums up for service!!!So the story starts.........In the begining.........?[​IMG]
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  3. lIghty

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    so where is the pictures?
     
  4. Tremayn

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    show us the pic daddy :p
     
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    Pic sorted ;)
     
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    Nice tank. The scary part is my Fiance Identified the pet shop from the pic :eek:

    I'm sure this will make a great little tank colin.
     
  7. Tremayn

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    yay :p .. Cube!
     
  8. Colin

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    aaaaa ey,can wait to start,but is in a strugel,do i realy need a kalkwasser and phospate reactor in my sump???is a protean skimmer and refuigem good enough.
     
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    No you dont need a kalk stirrer as you can use your ato to dose kalk, you can just put phosguard etc in a filter bag (I use an organza bag) .. Skimmer and refuge is fine. Lol check out my thread as this is my set up but I have not started with kalk yet.
     
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    No to kalk and phos reactor, can be of assistance, but you can add them a bit latter.

    Protein skimmer imo is a must have, and a fuge I have no idea, rather let someone else comment on that as I don’t have one.


    Looks like a nice tank.:thumbup:

    Edit: see post 8 above.
     
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    also consider what are you going to keep. If you want sps then with the low nutrient environment your macro algae would die
     
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    :rockon: NICE TANK...
     
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    looking awesome
     
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    Nice tank!!

    Give us some specs and equipment you are planing on using.
     
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    Nice tank BUT... (And sorry to be dooms prophet... ;))

    I know that tank very well, saw it in Exotic a few times. That tank is built to freshwater spec, and not marine spec. Ask Steven from exotic and he will tell you the same.

    The Marine Spec tanks have steel frames, that is there to support the extra weight we add with liverock etc. and also becuase in saltwater we splash more, so if the wood swells up, the steel frame will still hold up. Freshwater spec tanks are for guppies... :p

    So plan your setup VERY carefull, and make sure you do not add too much LR, or put too much wieght on the canopy with heavy lighting, pipes etc.

    Other than that the tank is a beaut, I just dont want you to get a nasty surprise.
     
  16. Colin

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    thanx jaco,and i thought thats a bargain,well,then i need to bulk the frame a bid!the sumps pretty watersealed,just thge top that needs water protection!bloody crooks.......:censored:!!!!!!!!!sum advise on sealing the wood?
     
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    Damn. Yeah man salt will go everywhere so its best to sort it out now
     
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    What is the exact dimentions again? JBJ Nano's are on wooden stands, so it is no doom and gloom if the tank is small. As far as I can recall that is a 500x500x500 cube right? That is 125liters / kg's of water excl the tank - so maybe that might be a bit heavy, not sure.

    Sealing the wood can be done with a nice thick layer of exterior varnish, but no matter what you do, salt and moist gets everywhere - nothing to do with having a steel frame.

    Maybe ask Steven if they can build you a marine spec frame for the tank, would not cost you an arm and a leg.
     
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    Iam back...........!!!!dit sum home work on my tank,think iam pretty sorted!!The goods...........
     
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  21. Colin

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    Still need to fill it,waiting for LR....!REEFTECK ts1 skimmer plus putting my small tanks dynamax skimmer in aswell,3000L/H sub pump and the exstarnal fillter,coil denitrator and refugem when i get LR,then its sweet sailing for 6 - 8 weeks!Tanks about 180L,still testing lights,might need 1 more base.....
     
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