Galibore's Nano

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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

Here follow the pics....
 
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Seriously nice Gali, looking really good, your quite the Handyman:thumbup:
 

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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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Very very nice, love the way the monti is growing.
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.


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...
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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Been running since last year some time early. But most of the livestock is relatively new.
 

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