Eventually getting started!

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Been a bit of a rough week, I had a power failure on monday followed by a series of power surges when the power was restored, amongst other household appliances my return pump got nailed, and my two thermostats also got nailed.
 
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So I managed to rebuild the temp & ATO controller. Will definately be installing a few surge protectors around the house too.
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Thanks guys, hopefully I will be adding some livestock in about a month. Looking very boring at the moment :m28:
 
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Day 23.... still not a lot happening in terms of cycling, the 3 bits of squid are gone and and I am ghost feeding every 2nd or 3rd day a tiny amount of flake, will test NH4 and NO3 tonight.

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Day 23.... still not a lot happening in terms of cycling, the 3 bits of squid are gone and and I am ghost feeding every 2nd or 3rd day a tiny amount of flake, will test NH4 and NO3 tonight.

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Looks tops Peter ! What light schedule will you run?
 
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This is a lekker idea. Few years ago I saw a reefers tank that did a similar thing. He plumbed his drainitch straight to a drain outside. Just flipped a ball valve and done. No carry and struggling with buckets.
 
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What a wonderful idea... I will unfortunately still have to carry containers, but should be able to execute the removal of old water as well as the addition of new water through the same valve.
 
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Day 29.... Everything still looking good. The new Eheim return pump (CompactON 600) is great it really is a small powerful pump.
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I have been mulling over the stocking options for my Nano... So far my list looks like this:
1 x Clown
1 x Firefish
1 x Bangai Cardinal
1 x peppermint shrimp

Please shout if anybody can see any issues with that list.... also would appreciate any input regarding CUC... tank is small (+-53 litres)
 
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This week is going to be a good tester for the cooling fan.... getting up to 40 deg. Hopefully my fan keeps up! :m16:
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Latest results:

Mag was a bit low (1200), so I dosed the last couple days bring it up. Phosphates are still high, I guess I will have to introduce a phosphate removal media to get this down.

I think I will add a fish next week, probably a firefish :m01:

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Hi @Whoknows this is not yet operational, as I have not yet decided on the equipment for the other half of it... but as soon as I do I will post it, and let everyone know if it's great or not! :thumbup:
 
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