Galibore's Nano

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    Galibore Retired Moderator

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    I thought it was about time I did my duty and created a setup thread for the Nano Competition.

    A thread containing the construction story of this setup can be seen HERE.


    DESCRIPTION

    Nominal Water Volume: 80 liters
    Lighting: 1 x 150W MH, 1 x Rio LED Moonlight
    Display Tank: 6mm Laser Cut Glass with Perspex C2C Overflow
    Live Rock: Approx 10KG
    Flow: Only the 3,000L/H return pump with a SQWD Current Switcher attached.
    Sumps: Two. One houses the heater and skimmer and has the ATO chamber connected to it.
    Skimmer: Reeftek TS1
    Heater: 100W AquaH2O
    Auto Top Up: DIY ATO Float Switch connected to a 20 liter R.O./DI Chamber
    Biological Filtration: Live Rock, 15cm DSB with only playsand.
    Feeding: I feed my own mix twice a week. Various seafood stuff, Tetra Plecomin for the Mithrax Crab and a pinch of TetraminBaby Powder Food
    Additives: Kalk mixed with R.O. and vinegar, Strontium, Trace Elements, Iodine, Calcium, kH Buffer, Liquid Phosphate Remover, Magnesium. I also add 10ml of Bicarbonate of Soda to each refill of my ATO container.


    LIVESTOCK

    1 x Yellow Clown Goby
    1 x Snowflake Blenny
    2 x Turbo Snails
    1 x Mexican Turbo Snail
    2 x Nerite Snails
    1 x Porcelain Crab
    1 x Mithrax Crab
    1 x Red Legged Hernit Crab
    1 x Sexy Shrimp
    1 x Cleaner Shrimp
    1 x Coco Worm
    1 x Elegant Starfish
    1 x Tridacna Maxima Clam
    Millepora
    Green Montipora
    Purple Montipora
    Other SPS species I have not identified.
    Frogspawn

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    Very very nice Galibore. That skimmer seems to work well.
     
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    Seriously nice Gali, looking really good, your quite the Handyman:thumbup:
     
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    awsome Gali!very neat woodwork job dude!
     
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    Thanks for the comps guys :)
     
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    Brilliant Gali! Looking REALLY good! Awesome setup - like a REAL mini-mini reef! With SUMP, decent skimmer, algae scrubber, SCWD, metal halides, THE LOT!

    Absolutely brilliant! Cool! I like....
     
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    Very very nice, love the way the monti is growing.
     
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    This is going to turn out to be an awesome Nano Gali, if it already looks like this. I like the way you "Downplumbed" everything towards the Bottom. Very good idea...
     
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    Yeah Viper,

    Geez I owe a lot to you and Alan. But esp. to you, you have been real kind to me since the start of my marine life :) Thanks so much. My very first monti I got from you, back in the days of one water change every month and energy savers etc.

    I don't think you, Alan and Anthony get enough credit for what you guys do for the hobby in S.A. Most of which is unseen by general public.


    Thanks Sean!! A lot of thought has gone into it, yet, if I could do it again, there is so much I would do differently! Esp. regarding the sump design.

    Very often people complain about space, but they forget about the vertical space that everyone has ample of.
     
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    Really nice Nano Gali!. Have you just set up recently, or has this tank been running awhile?
     
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    Been running since last year some time early. But most of the livestock is relatively new.
     

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