Kryo's Mini Nano

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Hi Guys Well this Nano Competition gave me the kick up the toosh I needed to start my mini nano project for my son, Miki. Photo's to follow next week, but here's the specs so far: 22cm cube (+-10litres) DIY Box lighting +-1Kg Fiji LR with some 'shrooms and Zoa's (From my existing Nano) Live Sand (from my main reef) Filtration: The cube tank has a built in sump effort with 3 separate partitions. A 50l/h return pump will be plumbed and a little activated carbon will be added to keep the water clean, since no skimmer will be attached. I am a bit worried about the little tank getting hot so it will be positioned in my office/fish room where I have an aircon installed and moved to my sons room in winter. 10% water changes will be done daily. Critters: I haven't decided yet, but I'm thinking along the lines of a couple of small hermits and a shrimp of sorts... Maybe a baby nennie, if I can find a teeny one... That's it for now... Cher
 

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Wow, sounds like a very nano nano :p Can't wait for pics :p
 

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sounds cool,waiting for the pics.you did say your sons name is Mekaeel isnt?and i see you call him Miki,same as what everyone calls me.
Yup, we just spell it differently - Mikhaeel, apparently that is the "proper" way of spelling it???? I originally wanted to spell it Mikhail, but I got gunned down badly by my hubby's familia!
 
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we didnt realise so many ways of spelling your name...hey husband
 

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It's spelt Michael in England.:) most folk call me Mick or Mike (amongst other things)
 

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Photo's!!!!

Hi Guys

I managed to take some photo's of my mini nano... It needed a lot of cleaning which is why the delay in posting.

Here it is, I placed a teaspoon in front of it to give you guys a size idea. It is seriously a very small tank!

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And for all you sump filter enthusiasts here is a close-up of the filter section!

KryosMiniReef-MiniSumpFilter.jpg


As you can see it is seriously in it's infancy, infact it's still just an embryo!

It will be up and running shortly... Tomorrow I will be painting a black back and bottom with epoxy meant for aquariums.

I went hunting for a small 50l/h pump today but didn't have much luck, I'm starting to think I may end up using an airpump type method. However I have to go buy a few things for the other animals in my household on Monday so I may find something then...

I managed to find a new globe for the DIY light fitting, a normal 11w 4000k cool white. I'll see how that goes, and how the 'shrooms and zoa's react to it... I may have to try and hunt down a lower wattage at a later stage...

So what do you all think? It's not set-up yet, but I think this little nano is going to be a very interesting project, since it will be very low tech!

Kryo
 

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That is a seriously small tank, but looks good so far, I am sure with a woman's touch you can make it a stunning little gem, good luck with it.
 
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The nanoest of them all. When i saw the spoon a spontaneous cute fell out my mouth.
A rising air bubble would cause some serious chaotic flow. Which leaves me thinking.... what are you going to use as circulation. And what will that sump be used for?
 
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Looking good Kryo, my lfs has some 100L and hour pumps with flow restrictor for something like R35, I will check the name and let you know
 
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Nice Kryo.

Would this not fall under the pico category? I would go with a 100 to 500l/h pump. T the return and direct the flow from the T into each other over the front glass to get some nice hectic random flow.
 

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