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  1. Nomad

    Nomad

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    Hello all,

    I live in Randburg, hopefully moving to the East Coast within the next few years

    Recently bought a Magic Wave 37 and now I am busy catching up, reading everything I can get my eyes on with regards to correctly setting-up a Nano.

    It looks like for the next 3-6 months I will be gradually building a pretty coral and polyp tank, eventually introducing some fish and crustaceans to add some animation at a later stage.

    Let's see how it works out.


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    Here is my Nano, started with water from LFS, some LR and LS, 12hrs daylight, 12 hrs moonlight, circulation and skimmer pumps on 24 hrs, after 4 days I already noticed the rock springing to life, there is even a miniature shell opening and closing - how beautiful!
     
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  3. mandrin

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    congrats ...tnaks looking great .....how long it running now ........
     
  4. crispin

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    hello nomad and welcome to masa, hopefully now you will find a home with us:)

    cool looking tank, just a little concerned that it seems to have alot of microbubbles in the water collumn? its hard to tell in the pic?
     
  5. blackghostknife

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    Nice looking tank Nomad. Welcome to MASA!
     
  6. Nomad

    Nomad Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the warm welcome.

    You are spot on - but should the microbubles be a concern - I thought, like in the real world reefs, the higher the water flow and more oxygen there is, the better?

    As I could not see the bubbles coming from the water flow, I though they come from the skimmer outlet and got mixed with the strong water flow.

    Hmmm... perhaps I should ask Aquaria SA for clarification, apparently he is the importer of the Nano I am using.
     
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    Hello and Welcome

    most likely the micro bubbles are from the skimmer outlet, being sucked up by return pump and blown into the system.
    Add filter floss above the return pump, so that the water with micro bubbles have to past through the filter wool first. That would filter out the bubbles.

    Or another problem could be that the water level in your last chamber is too low.
     
  8. Leon1975

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    stock that nano with the coral brother
     
  9. mandrin

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    i will agree with Riann the water level is too low raise it but pickin up the ceramic ring chamber slowly jus a little and yr prob will b sloved ...do it now
     
  10. Nomad

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    Now I see this going to be a bitch!

    After observing carefully, I can see that the microbubles are blown by the water flow pump and have nothing to do with the skimmer - a simple experiment by switching the skimmer off confirmed it.

    The water level in the last chamber is high - just above the bottom line of the inlet mesh, covering halfway the horizontal pipe of the outlet elbow. I played with the level of the ceramic tray, no change whatsoever.

    Could this be it - the outlet pipe dies not really fit tightly - I could venture that there are some minute gaps that let the air been sucked in.

    What I can do is try gluing the elbow to the opening, but then I will struggle when I need to retrieve the pump for cleaning.

    Perhaps call to a friendly plumber will result in a simpler, yet more effective solution.

    You guys keep ideas coming, and I will keep you updated, hopefully will sort this one quickly.

    Cheers!
     
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    Welcome to MASA. Some reading for you below if you're interested ;)
     
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  14. crispin

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    its a while yet before that tank will be ready for coral:p

    Nomad with regards the micro bubbles they dont do any harm in the water collums as such, but the do often get blown against and unbder the LR where they collect, creating a section of dead water under the rock and thus isnt the best for the tank. They also block light and make the water look cloudy, plus filter feeders dont realy like them that much.
     
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    Welcome to MASA!
     
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