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  1. Starfire

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    And so it begins.. Sand in.

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    Now just wait. Not to clued up on the filtration needed. I have a basket with 3 section. I put some matrix in top one, sponge in the middle and more matrix in the bottom. Some filter pad over the top. any suggestions? thank you
     
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    Really like these tanks - yip, what the plans here?
     
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    They are great tanks...I've had my Nuvo 24 for a year now. I run Phosguard in one compartment of the basket, purigen in the next and carbon in the last. on the other side of the tank I've removed the basket and made that section into a refugium with the IM Refugium light attached.
     
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    Well as you can see I have bought the spin streams. and the original pump is 800lph witch I want to upgrade to at least double that output. I have about 4kg of live rock that is been in a friends tank. I have a skimmer and a pellet reactor that is not running yet. Everyone said reactor is overkill and not necessary. I was thinking few softies and few easy to keep lps as I have a killer light for this small tank, can easily keep sps but will attempt that later along the line. Very interested in a court jester goby, bicolour blenny, possum wrasse and a cleaner shrimp with some snails. Maybe a royal gramma I know that my choices are limited. Maybe some suggestions.
     
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    Does the refugium make a big difference in absorbing nasty's with the algae? would like to see how that looks.
     
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    Possum wrasse are awesome fish.
    Royal gramma too, preferably add last.
    Make sure that the jester goby is eating frozen foods, possibly flakes and pellets too.
     
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    Will do that thank you for the advice need every bit I can get :m106:
     
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    Already looking better...
    Salinity on 1.0.22, I was told that is good enough and it does not have to be exactly 1.0.25

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    :tt2:maybe make a thread explaining the relationship between salinity and sg. Then it can be made a sticky...
     
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    Haha I have all the fish you mentioned in my tank! those are some great choices though so can't go wrong. Small tanks are ideal for showing off inverts, maybe have a look at putting a large variety into your system...in larger tanks things like crabs, shrimps, snails etc can go unnoticed...but can be show pieces of their own in a small nano.

    Any reason the live rock isn't in the tank at the moment?
     
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    Rainsfords are notorious for not taking to prepared foods, but with a critter rich sand bed and enough micro algae etc it should go a long way. Mine eats flakes and I believe that is almost unheard of. :m01:
     
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    Macro algae housed in a refugium helps compete with nuisance algae for nutrients and in turn inhibits their growth in your display. It also is a safe haven for critters to grow and multiply and feed your tank.

    I have some pics somewhere of my refugium in my Nuvo will see if I can upload for you.
     
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    I had a look at you nuvo 24 tread. It is absolutely stunning. Just one question what happened your first tank? Did it crack or just leaked
     
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    Thanks mate. It started coming apart at the seams...originally thought it cracked at the base, but once it was empty found no crack but could see below the substrate line where water was seeping through the joins.

    It's one reason I haven't added any extra flow to the tank since then or modified...just kept it stock. Just had a feeling the wp10 played a part in things.
     
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    I only filled the water in yesterday and then worked on the salt. Bought the rock 3 weeks ago :m01:
     
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    No you are going to go back and look up the difference between salinity and specific gravity. There is another measurement often confused with SG. What is it?:m01:

    There are four common measurements of aquarium salt water. You have two. Salinity and Specific Gravity.

    The other two are .... Wait wait I know it......




    LOL bud.... My good friend mofro has already done a sterling article right here on MASA the explains it all. No need to duplicate.

    Keeping SPS Part 2, Its Salty - Marine Aquariums South Africa
     
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    Is the rock dry rock?
     
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    oh ok cool...get it in as soon as possible so that its there for the cycling process of the tank. Firstly because if there is any die off the the rock can cure with the cycling process and also the bacteria in the liverock is going to seed your tank and start helping your tank get mature and cycle.

    Its in his friends tank Nemo. :)
     
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    Collecting the live rock tonight. Will try and scape see how it looks, Thanks for the assist. One question can I use normal pet shop carbon or do you get special marine carbon?
     
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